NASA explanation: Transits of Mercury are relatively rare. Monday’s leisurely 7.5 hour long event was only the 2nd of 14 Mercury transits in the 21st century. If you’re willing to travel, transits of the International Space Station can be more frequent though, and much quicker. This sharp video frame composite was…
Some walks are more memorable than others.
Gus Grissom sends his greetings. Can we ID the rest? I think Cooper is the driver.
GSA Auctions has them. There are a number of them in the Virginia listings And they are going cheap. One even has the rim. Note that some are listed as Shuttle tires and they are not. The Michelins are the ones you want. I doubt they were flown, but more likely used in Langley’s dynamic tire testing lab.
I have previously expressed my admiration for Project Gemini. So much important science and many critical processes came out of that program. I want you to look at this 360 view of the interior of the capsule. Now imagine spending two weeks in there. Two weeks.
Don’t crash this one plz k thnx
Well, it was shiny until reentry. Here is the Apollo 17 CSM as seen from the ascent stage just prior to rendezvous in lunar orbit.
At NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia, NASA and Boeing engineers drop a full-scale test article of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner into the the LRC’s Hydro Impact Basin. Unlike the earlier Apollo capsules, the Starliner is built to come down on dry land. But in the unlikely event of a water landing, the designers…
A component of the new Orion spacecraft is loaded into NASA’s Super Guppy at the Kennedy Space Center for a flight the NASA Glenn Research Center’s Plum Brook Station facility in Ohio. The part is the service module stacking assembly interface ring (I have no idea), along with its holding stand. The Super Guppy is a…
A Saturn rocket blasts off from Cape Kennedy, the birthplace of the American space program. After 1973, the facility became known as Cape Canaveral.
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Astronaut Eugene Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, takes a spin on the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) during the first Apollo 17 Extravehicular Activity (EVA-1) at the Taurus-Littrow landing site in December 1972. (NASA Photo via The Atlantic)
Some Right Stuff for a Saturday morning. A great movie and one of the iconic scenes.
I had a good chuckle at the humility of his response.
New Horizons, the Little Spacecraft that Could, passed Pluto at a distance of about 7,500 miles about an hour ago.
It may not mean much to y’all but I worked with the Ralph team and am super excited to see this project come to fruition. Ten years and three billion miles are going to give us some of the clearest pictures and best data on Pluto and other Kuiper bits in just a few more days!!!
This has been posted in the past but I haven’t seen it in a while. It popped up in my YouTube feed and is worth another watch even if you’ve seen it before. The video in question is a feed from the launch pad of the Apollo 11 launch showing just how powerful and violent a rocket launch is.
NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Terry Virts work on a Carbon Dioxide Removal Assembly (CDRA) inside the station’s Japanese Experiment Module of the ISS. The CDRA system removes carbon dioxide from the cabin air, allowing for an environmentally safe crew cabin. Note the foot anchors on the “floor” of the module.