Amazing photos from space


Space Shuttle Launch: Viewed From an Airplane
Since the Discovery shuttle last week was launched for the last time Neil sat Monday in a plane around. 10 km over Florida.
From his window he had perfect views to Cape Canavarel from which the shuttle shot up through the cloud.
Neil Monday was ready with his camera and shot a movie of the launch from the somewhat unconventional angle. Look  here.


Da Discovery-rumfærgen i sidste uge blev opsendt for sidste gang sad Neil Monday i et fly ca. 10 km over Florida.
Ud af sit vindue havde han perfekt udsigt til Cape Canavarel, hvorfra rumfærgen skød op igennem skyen.
Neil Monday var klar med sit kamera og optog en film af opsendelsen fra den noget utraditionelle vinkel. Se med ovenfor.

Song of David Bowie sung by Commander Chris Hadfield.
Where in the ISS to Earth he floated 5 months
Here you see the whole song. Much fun watching.


Shuttle Discovery time-lapse video

This is one of the best video clips I've seen. Once you pass the Arkansas advertisement, it's well worth your time to view. It is a wonder that no one gets run over.
Mind-blowing time-lapse video created from thousands of individual frames, photographers condense 6 weeks of painstaking work into 3 mins, 52 secs, as action starts in the Orbiter Processing Facility at Kennedy Space Center, where Discovery has been outfitted for its STS-131 mission. Then onto the Vehicle Assembly Building, then the Mobile Launcher Platform, and finally the launch. Click link below:


International Space Station
Look at what happened from 1998 until 2008. In just ten years it has grown and grown.
Watch the pieces come together as they are sent up from Earth.
This is the International Space Station (ISS) Assembly diagram, piece by piece.
Most of us had no idea the Space Station has grown to this size.

Click Here and enjoy

Friday, January 28, 2011 marks the 25th anniversary of the Challenger disaster.

On this day in 1986, the space shuttle Challenger burst into flames just 73 seconds after takeoff, claiming the lives of all seven astronauts aboard, including Christa McAuliffe, who would have been the first teacher in space.

A Moment Frozen In Time

I wasn't in the U.S. on the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, so have no frozen-in-time memories of that day, but I remember vividly January 28, 1986. I had just dropped my two-year-old off at his babysitter's house when I heard the news of the explosion on my car radio.

By the time I arrived at my Santa Monica, CA, school, ten minutes later, for the opening meeting of the new semester, we all knew that the crew of the Challenger was dead. Our usually lively, outspoken faculty was silent. We sat in a circle and stared. The meeting didn't last long.

A Nation In Shock

Later that day, in what was believed to be an unprecedented gesture, President Reagan postponed the State of the Union address. Flags were lowered to half mast. The Olympic torch in Los Angeles was relit. On Wall Street, the stock exchange went silent for a solemn minute of respect.

So many hopes and dreams were pinned on Ms. McAuliffe, an awesome mother and teacher. How could things go so wrong?

Honoring Christa McAuliffe's Memory 25 Years Later

Now, 25 years later, schools, universities, and space-focused education organizations will commemorate Ms. McAuliffe and her fellow astronauts with events and tributes.

From Education Week, here are just a few of them:

* A ceremony at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, site of the Challenger launch

* A Day of Remembrance at Arlington National Cemetery

* A reunion of teachers from the 1986 staff at Concord High School in New Hampshire, where Ms. McAuliffe taught

* Completion of space-research projects at McAuliffe Regional Charter Public Middle School, in Framingham, Massachusetts

Ms. McAuliffe's Legacy Lives On

McAuliffe's legacy lives on too in the Challenger Center for Space Science Education. From Education Week, the words of Dan Barstow, president of the Center:

"There’s a generation of teachers who were around and teaching at the time of the Challenger accident. For us, clearly, she was such an exceptional teacher, such an inspiring astronaut and educator. We still remember her and feel that,” said Mr. Barstow. “It was such a deep-searing moment in the nation’s soul, and we have an obligation to carry on that mission, that legacy, to inspire kids.”

Check out the video below to see the new McAuliffe-Shepherd Discovery Center:


WOW - I had no idea as to what the Space Station looks like.

Now I do and it is very impressive.

This is something worthwhile to watch. Forward this to your family and friends.

Don't forget your children and grandchildren.


Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory -

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