Monday, July 27, 2009

Remembering Apollo 11

July 16, 1969 launch of Apollo 11, with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. aboard. The entire trip lasted only 8 days, the time spent on the surface was less than one day, the entire time spent walking on the moon, a mere 2 1/2 hours - but they were surely historic hours. Scientific experiments were deployed (at least one still in use today), samples were collected, and photographs were taken to document the entire journey.

Collected here are 40 images from that journey four decades ago, when, in the words of astronaut Buzz Aldrin: "In this one moment, the world came together in peace for all mankind".

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Amazing Pictures of The Space Station and Earth

Check out this stunning collection of images from the Space Station! Get a rare glimpse of the Space Station itself and even of a hurricane forming on Earth.

A total of 12 images, but what makes this collection stand out are the wonderful images of the astronauts and exterior shots of the Space Station in large format for great visual detail!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Memorial for Laika

Laika is the first acknowledged living creature to have orbited space. A good-natured mongrel stray of calm disposition from the streets of Moscow...

According to a NASA document, Laika was actually placed in the satellite on October 31, 1957, three days prior to launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome (located NorthEast of the Aral Sea).

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