46 Fabulous Photos of Endeavour’s Last Ever Spacewalk May 27th, 2011: the last spacewalk for NASA’s Endeavour astronauts. Here, a fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera was used to capture this image of NASA astronaut Michael Fincke (top center) during the mission’s fourth session of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction and maintenance continued on the International Space Station. Photo #1 by NASA A bright sun, a portion of the International Space Station and Earth’s horizon are featured in this image photographed by a spacewalker during the STS-134 mission. Photo #2 by NASA May 27, last day for Endeavour spacewalkers, NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff continued to work on the International Space Station. May 27: A portion of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour is featured in this image photographed by a spacewalker, using a fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera, during the STS-134 mission’s fourth session of extravehicular activity (EVA). Flight Day 5: May 20, 2011.
leaves something to be desired Consolidated Steel Corporation Consolidated Steel Corporation was an American steel and shipbuilding business. Consolidated built ships during World War II in two locations: Wilmington, California and Orange, Texas. It was created in 1929 by the merger of Llewellyn Iron Works, Baker Iron Works and Union Iron Works, all of Los Angeles. Baker Iron Works Baker Iron Works of Los Angeles also manufactured mining equipment. The Baker Iron Works had its start at Los Angeles, California, about 1877, when Milo S. A much larger facility was erected in 1886 and in June of that year the business was incorporated as the Baker Iron Works with capital stock of $75,000. Less than a year later, Baker erected a $15,000 building [equivalent to $300,000 in today’s buying power] on Buena Vista Street near College. According to one authority, in 1889 Baker produced the first locomotive built in Los Angeles, designed by Milo’s son Fred, vice president of the firm. Orange shipyard Wilmington shipyard After the war
Top 11 space travel destinations Fire up the jet pack, suck in some thin air, get a taste of zero g – it’s time to take one small step for yourself, and a giant leap for humanity. Here are 11 destinations related to space travel, whether you'd rather observe from the ground or head up there yourself. 1. Palomar Observatory, USA Pin this image Image by rallyroo High on Palomar Mountain, at an elevation of 1800m to avoid light pollution, the Palomar Observatory in San Diego is simply spectacular – as large as Rome’s Pantheon. 2. Pin this image Image by Tim Pearce, Los Gatos Located on the famous Cape Canaveral in Florida, this is the granddaddy of all space facilities, the launch pad for the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programmes, as well as the various space shuttles. 3. Pin this image Image by alexpgp Fans of Borat may laugh, but Kazakhstan has at least one genuine tourist attraction: the Baikonur Cosmodrome, still under lease to the Russians. 4. Pin this image Image by woofiegrrl 5. Pin this image Image by Chuck "Caveman" Coker
Inspiration Mars ASME - article on Bering straight Artist's rendering of concept for the Bering Strait bridge. The Bering Strait was last crossed by humans 20,000 years ago during the ice age, when ice formed a bridge between North America and Asia. Today, 47 miles and some of the harshest ocean and arctic conditions separate the two continents. However, there are many who believe there would be great economical, sociological, and political value in connecting the two land masses by bridge or tunnel. Imagine being able to travel from London to Moscow to Washington, DC, all over land. However, despite the potential benefits, there have yet to be any serious attempts to put these concepts into reality. Climatic, Geologic, and Geographic Challenges The Bering Strait lies just south of the Arctic Circle and is subject to long, dark winters and extreme weather [average winter lows of −20 °C (−4 °F) with extreme lows approaching −50 °C (−58 °F)] and high winds. The region is marked by frequent and sometimes large-magnitude earthquakes.
Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock Go Discovery! It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She’s beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage. Looking forward to climbing aboard the flight deck when Discovery arrives at the Space Station in November. (9-23-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: Larry Tanner, NASA. Special thanks: Bethbeck’s blog On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. We thought that we should put some of the space photos together as a tribute to him and the whole ISS crew. The following space photos are all visible on Astro_Wheels’ twitpic account, and we are eternally grateful to him for sharing these space photos with the world. Incredible Photos from Space: ‘Earthshine’… The Space Station basking in blue Earthshine as the rising sun pierces our razor-thin atmosphere to cover the Space Station with blue light. NASA astronaut Douglas H.
Inspiration Mars Foundation Inspiration Mars Foundation is an American non-profit organization founded by Dennis Tito which aims to launch a manned mission to flyby Mars in January 2018. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] The foundation claims that space exploration provides a catalyst for growth, national prosperity, knowledge and global leadership. By taking advantage of this window of opportunity, the Inspire Mars Foundation intends to revitalize interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ( STEM ) education. Mission [ edit ] Approximate Inspiration Mars Trajectory (not to scale) Artist's Concept of Inspiration Mars Capsule and Hab. Inspiration Mars Periapsis. The planned private, nonprofit mission [ 7 ] is a 501-day free-return mission which will allow the spacecraft to use the smallest possible amount of fuel to get it to Mars and back to Earth. In 2018, the planets will align, offering a unique orbit opportunity to travel to Mars and back to Earth in only 501 days. Mission technical details [ edit ]
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