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Soyuz console Fighter jet and spaceship cockpits seem to fascinate me and that of the Soyuz is no exception; unfortunately there are no detailed diagrams or manuals publically-available on the Internet that I know of! The following diagrams are ones I have collected from various places, and are the best I can do at the moment. The Soyuz TM Information Display System is called the “Neptune”, «Нептун»; for the TMA it is the Neptune ME. Some of the buttons and controls on the console can’t be reached without a stick to poke at them! The stick is called Указател, Ukazatel, “Pointer”.

Cerf: 2011 will be proving point for 'InterPlanetary Internet' Vint Cerf takes his title of Chief Internet Evangelist for Google seriously. He is knee-deep in several projects to bring the next versions of the Internet into the world -- or in some cases, beyond the world and into the solar system. One of his pet projects includes an extraterrestrial Internet that uses a protocol other than IP. Cerf sat down with Network World's Cisco Subnet editor, Julie Bort, at the annual Digital Broadband Migration conference in Boulder, Colo., to discuss the InterPlanetary Internet, cloud computing standards, the Semantic Web and other topics. PART 1: Cerf: Future of Internet doesn't include an IPv7

THE OBSERVATORY SCIENCE CENTRE Thompson 26-inch Refracting TelescopeThe Thompson 26-inch Refracting Telescope, situated in Dome E is open to the public during the day and is used on Open Evenings. Learn more about it on one of our telescope tours. This telescope is one of the largest refracting telescopes in the world and the second largest in Great Britain. NASA's Time-Lapse Video Capturing Five Years On The Sun's Surface Is Simply Spectacular This image shows the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy in infrared light as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory, a European Space Agency-led mission with important NASA contributions, and NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. In the instruments' combined data, this nearby dwarf galaxy looks like a fiery, circular explosion. Rather than fire, however, those ribbons are actually giant ripples of dust spanning tens or hundreds of light-years.

Dawn Captures Sharper Images of Ceres Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft. These images, taken Feb. 12 at a distance of 52,000 miles (83,000 kilometers) from the dwarf planet, pose intriguing questions for the science team to explore as the spacecraft nears its destination. The image is available at: "As we slowly approach the stage, our eyes transfixed on Ceres and her planetary dance, we find she has beguiled us but left us none the wiser," said Chris Russell, principal investigator of the Dawn mission, based at UCLA. "We expected to be surprised; we did not expect to be this puzzled." Dawn will be gently captured into orbit around Ceres on March 6.

The Sounds of Pulsars A pulsar is a highly magnetised neutron star, with a radius of 10-15 km, having somewhat greater mass than the Sun which has a radius of approximately 1 million km. Radiation is beamed out along the magnetic poles and pulses of radiation are received as the beam crosses the Earth, in the same manner as the beam from a lighthouse causes flashes. Being enormous cosmic flywheels with a tick attached, they make some of the best clocks known to mankind. Launch MSL Spacecraft in Excellent Health Saturday, November 26th, 2011, 9:56:09 AM PST A signal from NASA's Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft, including the new Curiosity rover, was received by officials on the ground shortly after spacecraft separation. The spacecraft is flying free and headed for Mars after separation from the United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that started it on its journey to the Red Planet.

LIGO detects more gravitational waves, from even more ancient and distant black hole collisions For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves. Hypothesized by Einstein a century ago, the identification of these ripples in space-time – for the third time, no less – is fulfilling the promise of an area of astronomy that has enticed scientists for decades, but had always seemed to lie just out of our reach. As a gravitational-wave astrophysicist and member of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, I am naturally thrilled to see the vision of so many of us becoming a reality.

Humongous Alien Mothership UFO ‘Sucking’ Energy From Sun Spooks UFO Hunters: UFOs Draining Sun’s Energy Could Kill It, UFOlogists Worry UFO hunters have once again expressed concern that swarms of massive alien UFOs — some Earth-size — often spotted in NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite images parked in orbit around the Sun and “sucking” energy from the Sun could shorten its lifespan. UFO blogger Scott Waring expressed concern once again this week after the prolific UFO hunter Streetcap1 reported spotting a massive, cross-shaped interstellar mothership hovering above the Sun’s fiery atmosphere. The alleged starship appeared to have a huge extension dipped or plugged into the Sun’s corona, “sucking” energy directly from it. Streetcap1 uploaded to YouTube on March 21, 2016, images of the Sun’s atmosphere snapped on March 20 by the SOHO satellite — managed jointly by NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) — stationed in space between Earth and the Sun to collect near-real-time solar data need to predict space weather.

Videos: Delta 4-Heavy and Orion prepared for launch Delta 4-Heavy processing — CBC mate Inside the Horizontal Integration Facility, the three Common Booster Cores for the Delta 4-Heavy rocket to launch Orion on Exploration Flight Test No. 1 are mated together. Delta 4-Heavy processing — second stage mate Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 April 15

MSL Media Teleconference MSL Media Teleconference NASA is hosting a media teleconference at 11:30 a.m. PDT (2:30 p.m. EDT), Wednesday, June 5 to provide an update about the Mars Science Laboratory mission and activities of the Curiosity rover. Audio and visuals of the event will be streamed live online at: and › Related release

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