Tag Archives: Space

Happy 33rd Birthday To NASA’s Space Shuttle!

In September 1976 the first Space Shuttle, Enterprise, was unveiled by NASA. Construction in the Enterprise began on the first orbiter on June 4, 1974 Designated OV-101, it was originally planned to be named Constitution. However, a write-in campaign caused … Continue reading

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Galapagos Islands As Seen From Space

On September 15, 1835 the British navel ship H.M.S. Beagle landed at Galapagos Island carrying a young scientist who would go on to change the way the world looked at the development of life on Earth. Charles Darwin traveled with … Continue reading

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Space Shuttle Discovery Soars Through The Clouds

After an 13 day, 20 hour, 53 minute missionĀ that coveredĀ  5.7-million miles the Space Shuttle Discovery landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. The Shuttle was originally scheduled to land at the Kennedy Space Center on Thursday … Continue reading

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September 11, 2001 As Seen From Space

We’ve seen so many shocking and startling photos of 9/11 from the perspective of people on the ground but what did that terrible day look like from space?

As you will see from the following photos the action taking place in lower Manhattan was very visible from more than 250 miles above Earth inside the International Space Station. Continue reading

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Revamped Hubble Telescope Produces Amazing New Images

The Hubble Telescope was out of commission for quite a while but after five space walks the world’s greatest remote space observatory is back in action! According to cnet news, “NASA scientists showed off spectacular new pictures from the Hubble Space Telescope Wednesday, a stunning gallery of remote galaxies, a stellar nursery, an enormous globular cluster packed with countless pinpoint stars, and a dying sun blowing off its outer atmosphere in butterfly-like wings of debris.” If you’d like to see the pictures just click the thumbnails below! Continue reading

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Richard Branson’s Life at 30,000 Feet

Richard Branson bootstrapped his way from record-shop owner to head of the Virgin empire. Now he’s focusing his boundless energy on saving our environment. Branson visited the TED conference and discussed the ups and the downs of his career, from … Continue reading

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What To Expect From The 2009 Perseid Meteor Showers

The 2009 Perseid meteor showers are expected to peak on Tuesday, August 11. If you are in a location that calls for clear skies astronomers are predicting a dazzling show with up to 80 visible meteors per hour. After the … Continue reading

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