Posts tagged atlantis.

inothernews:

TAKE THAT, VENUS  In a classic image from 2006, the space shuttle Atlantis and the International Space Station are seen with the Sun behind them.  (Photo via NASA APOD)

(via discoverynews)

jtotheizzoe:

photojojo:

Ever wondered what the inside of a working space shuttle looks like? Here’s a fisheye photo tour of space shuttle Atlantis, powered on for one last time before it’s moved to a museum.

Gallery: Last Look Inside Space Shuttle Atlantis

via boingboing

Neat-o!

But I have to say, this post of mine detailing the 360-degree cockpit experience of the shuttle Discovery from last week beats the HELL out of this one.

Why? SO MANY MORE BUTTONS. MUST PUSH THEM ALL.

Reentry

  August 12, 2011 at 04:53pm

jtotheizzoe:

The shuttle Atlantis landed this morning, bringing an end to STS-135 and to the Shuttle program. That’s it folks.

Remember that NASA’s mission doesn’t end with the shuttle. We need to continue to fund exploration and good sciencescience, to discover new things both here and in space.

And finally, if you haven’t watched and fallen in love with this STS-135 tribute/launch video I don’t know what’s wrong with you.

(image via Reuters)

veganatalie:

Space shuttle Atlantis [via @astro_aggie]

  July 22, 2011 at 11:46am

(via sciencewalrus)

Busy Day in the Neighbourhood

(Go Canada Arm!)

  July 18, 2011 at 11:13pm

crookedindifference:

Shock wave condensation collars, backlit by the sun, occurred during the launch of Atlantis on STS-106, on September 8, 2001. The phenomenon was captured on an engineering 35mm motion picture film, and one frame was digitized to make this still image. Although the primary effect is created by the Orbiter forward fuselage, secondary effects can be seen on the SRB forward skirt, Orbiter vertical stabilizer and wing trailing edges.

(via sciencewalrus)

Atlantis’ Last Approach

  July 13, 2011 at 01:38pm