Space

Echo II, a Balloon Satellite

Submitted URL: : www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2124.html Echo II is shown here undergoing a tensile stress test in a dirigible hanger at Weekesville, North Carolina. A dirigible is a type of aerostat or “lighter-than-air” aircraft. The 135-foot rigidized balloon satellite was sent into orbit as a passive communications experiment by NASA on January 25, 1964. When folded, the […]

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Moonset, California

Submitted URL: : photography.nationalgeographic.com/photo-of-the-day/moonset-donahue-pass-essick/ A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a lunarlike landscape near Donohue Pass in California’s Ansel Adams Wilderness area.

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Shuttle Endeavour lands for the last time

Submitted URL: : blogs.sacbee.com/photos/2011/06/shuttle-endeavour-lands-for-th.html CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s 30-year shuttle program inched closer to the end Wednesday, wrapping up its second-to-last mission and moving Atlantis to the launch pad for next month’s final flight. Endeavour and its six astronauts returned to Earth after more than two weeks in space, gliding down the runway […]

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STS-134 Endeavour Launch

Submitted URL: : www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/5726541643/ The press site at the NASA Kennedy Space Center is seen as the sun rises a few hours prior to the launch of the space shuttle Endeavour with the STS-134 crew, Monday, May 16, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. During the mission, Endeavour and the STS-134 crew will deliver the Alpha […]

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