Great gallery of photos on The Atlantic. Though it was over by the time he was born, Gemini has always been a favorite of Murdoc’s.
From a collection of Soviet space propaganda posters.
Secretive Air Force space plane sets endurance record A secretive unmanned space plane is now in orbit for 270 days – and plans are to keep it up there a bit longer. The experimental Air Force craft, known as the Orbital Test Vehicle-2, has been circling the Earth for about nine months. The X-37B orbital […]
Sure would be great if this turns out to work as advertised.
Besides the shuttle, there are currently two Soyuz and two Progress vehicles docked. The vehicle nose-down in this photo is Soyuz TMA-21 which brought three Expedition 28 crew members to the ISS. It will depart in September. At the extreme left of the station, you can see a solar panel and the tail end of […]
All week it’s looked like this morning’s launch would be delayed due to weather, but right now it looks good. UPDATE: And it’s off. Bittersweet.
I mentioned a couple of weeks back that a departing Soyuz crew took a bunch of photos of the International Space Station while the Space Shuttle Endeavour was docked, and they’ve finally been released. Here’s one that Murdoc likes: Here’s another: Lots of real high res images at NASA.
Meanwhile, NASA announced that Atlantis will rollout to the launch pad on the 31st. It will be the last Shuttle flight.