All things Space
dedicated to the Opportunity Mars Rover and his deceased companion Spirit

humanoidhistory:

Cape Canaveral, Florida, December 15, 1980. Pararescuemen from the 38th Aerospace Rescue and Recovery Squadron train during a space shuttle rescue exercise with a mockup version of the Space Shuttle Columbia. In 2003, the real Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members. (Defense Imagery)

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humanoidhistory:


An ecliptic sun illustrated Astronomicum Caesareum, 1540, by Petrus Apianu, aka Peter Apian (1495-1552).

humanoidhistory:

An ecliptic sun illustrated Astronomicum Caesareum, 1540, by Petrus Apianu, aka Peter Apian (1495-1552).

(Source: gallica.bnf.fr, via kenobi-wan-obi)

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thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

thoselonelyeyes:

fullmoon-unicorn:

the starry sky on the himalayas

CLICK ON THE PIC BRO

(Source: fullmoonwolves, via spangefucker)

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xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

xlizardx:

Apparently this is "The clearest photo of Mercury ever taken."

(via rockettripsandbattleships)

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sixpenceee:

Space might be empty but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t give off sound. The voices of the planets in our solar system are MEGA creepy. 

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marswiggles:

Mastcam (L/R), Sol 595 — two versions of the same Kimberley Rock Mastcam wiggle, but with different fulcrums for parallax.

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cosmo-nautic:

Saturn, the gem of the solar system.

(via comrade-sagan)

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humanoidhistory:

April 7, 1983: Astronauts Story Musgrave and Don Peterson perform the first spacewalk of the space shuttle era. Tethered to the Challenger by safety slide wires, they were able to move along the cargo bay without floating off into space. The extra-vehicular activity (EVA) lasted 4 hours, 17 minutes.

(Dvids/Wikipedia)

(via comrade-sagan)

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alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

(Source: blowsive, via quendor)

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pennyfornasa:

Part of SpaceX-3’s resupply mission to the ISS will help the expansion of in-orbit food production.“Veggie will provide a new resource for U.S. astronauts and researchers as we begin to develop the capabilities of growing fresh produce and other large plants on the space station,” said Gioia Massa, NASA payload scientist for Veggie.The system is a low-cost chamber powered by LED lights. While being easy to transport and store, it may have implications for improving growth and biomass production on Earth in limited-resource areas.This experiment exhibits yet another example of how NASA’s work benefits average citizens. Furthermore, the project illustrates how NASA achieves success by working with the private sector. NASA is in collaboration with Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) in Madison, Wisconsin where the firm developed Veggie through a Small Business Innovative Research Program. Voice your support for increasing NASA’s budget:www.penny4nasa.org/take-actionRead more about the experiment here:http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/veggie/index.html#.U07bJM5MiSo

pennyfornasa:

Part of SpaceX-3’s resupply mission to the ISS will help the expansion of in-orbit food production.

“Veggie will provide a new resource for U.S. astronauts and researchers as we begin to develop the capabilities of growing fresh produce and other large plants on the space station,” said Gioia Massa, NASA payload scientist for Veggie.

The system is a low-cost chamber powered by LED lights. While being easy to transport and store, it may have implications for improving growth and biomass production on Earth in limited-resource areas.

This experiment exhibits yet another example of how NASA’s work benefits average citizens. Furthermore, the project illustrates how NASA achieves success by working with the private sector. NASA is in collaboration with Orbital Technologies Corporation (ORBITEC) in Madison, Wisconsin where the firm developed Veggie through a Small Business Innovative Research Program.

Voice your support for increasing NASA’s budget:
www.penny4nasa.org/take-action

Read more about the experiment here:
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/veggie/index.html#.U07bJM5MiSo

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guardian:

Nasa asks members of public to select spacesuit of the future
Nasa has collected more than 200,000 votes from members of the public who are on a mission to help the space agency select the spacesuit of the future.
Voting ends at midnight ET on Tuesday for the newest iteration of Nasa’s spacesuit. The competition pits three suits – “Biomimicry”, “Technology” and “Trends in Society” – against each other before the winner can be tested in Nasa’s facilities. Full story 

guardian:

Nasa asks members of public to select spacesuit of the future

Nasa has collected more than 200,000 votes from members of the public who are on a mission to help the space agency select the spacesuit of the future.

Voting ends at midnight ET on Tuesday for the newest iteration of Nasa’s spacesuit. The competition pits three suits – “Biomimicry”, “Technology” and “Trends in Society” – against each other before the winner can be tested in Nasa’s facilities. Full story 

(Source: theguardian.com)

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mothernaturenetwork:

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moonThe potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

mothernaturenetwork:

New NASA photo may show birth of new Saturn moon
The potential new moon object has been christened ‘Peggy,’ and it may turn out to be the last moon Saturn produces.

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