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Apollo 11 Live TV Coverage
RT @jkottke: So excited for this tomorrow. Did a little design refresh!
science  news  history  space  nasa  youtube  anniversary  apollo  moon  apollo11  apollo-11  astronauts 
july 2009 by citizenk
Dave Jewitt: Comet 17P/Holmes
Spectacular outbursting comet 17P/Holmes exploded in size and brightness on October 24. It continues to expand and is now the largest single object in the Solar system, being bigger than the Sun
astronomy  science  space 
november 2007 by citizenk
BBC NEWS | UK | Northern Ireland | Asteroid 'is actually spacecraft'
A supposed asteroid, which it was feared was going to have a near-miss with Earth next week, has been identified as a spacecraft.
space  astronomy  news 
november 2007 by citizenk
Soviet Venus Images
Most of what we know about Venus is derived from the intensive Soviet study of the planet. The only existing images from the surface were returned from four of their landing craft. Attempts to carry phototelevision cameras to Venus in 1962 and 1965 failed
venus  venera  photography  astronomy  pictures  satellite  space 
november 2006 by citizenk
First Photo From Space
On October 24, 1946, not long after the end of World War II and years before the Sputnik satellite opened the space age, a group of soldiers and scientists in the New Mexico desert saw something new and wonderful—the first pictures of Earth as seen from
space  astronomy  picture  earth  history  v2 
november 2006 by citizenk
Boing Boing: First photo from space
This grainy black-and-white photo was one of the first images of Earth taken from space. It was snapped on October 24, 1946 from a V-2 missile at an altitude of 65 miles. The V-2 was launched from the White Sands Missile Range in south central New Mexico.
space  astronomy  picture  earth  history  v2 
november 2006 by citizenk
SPACE.com -- Old Soviet Images of Venus Yield Fresh Surprises
Surprisingly, in the case of Venera-13, distant hills hazily seen were clearly revealed.
science  astronomy  space  photos  Venus  pictures 
september 2006 by citizenk
EO Newsroom: New Images - London by Night
This nighttime view of the British capital offers unique insight into the city’s urban density and infrastructure as highlighted by electrical lighting.
London  images  picture  space 
september 2006 by citizenk
The Sun Online - News: Captain Kirk scared of space
STAR Trek legend William Shatner has been offered a real-life space flight — but he won’t go boldly.
space  news  odd 
september 2006 by citizenk
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Beagle 2 probe 'spotted' on Mars
The scientist behind the British Beagle 2 mission to the Red Planet says the craft may have been found in pictures of the Martian surface
science  space 
december 2005 by citizenk
New pictures of Titan shows Earth-like environment
Nearly a year after the probe landed on Saturn's largest moon, scientists are still poring over loads of data. Today, researchers released their newest findings in a series of seven reports. The findings provide a better picture of some of the most basic
science  space  titan  photos  news 
december 2005 by citizenk
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Europe set for mission to Venus
Europe is all set to send a probe to Venus, the first mission to our nearest planetary neighbour in a decade.
space  venus  astronomy  europe 
november 2005 by citizenk
Article: Manhole Covers in Space -- and Online, by Debbie Moorhouse
Was it true that a manhole cover, accidentally blasted upwards at escape velocity during the American nuclear tests in the 1950s, was in fact the first manmade object in space, beating Sputnik 1 by a long way?
space  urban-legends  curious 
july 2005 by citizenk
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Discovery given new launch date
The US space agency has set Tuesday at 1039 EDT (1539 BST) as its new launch opportunity for the shuttle Discovery.
nasa  shuttle  space  astronomy 
july 2005 by citizenk
Exploring the Apollo Landing Sites
With the aid of a moderate-size telescope and a little imagination, you can revisit the Apollo landing sites, where humans first explored the surface of another world.
space  astronomy  apollo  nasa 
july 2005 by citizenk
Internet Archive: Details: Plan 9 From Outer Space
Often billed as the worst movie ever made, and not entirely undeserving of the title, this is a masterpiece of Ed Wood's making.
movies  download  film  free  cinema  sci-fi  publicdomain  space  burton  ed-wood 
july 2005 by citizenk
NASA - Countdown 101
The Countdown Clock is one of the most-watched timepieces in the world. On this page, you'll learn how the countdown operates, and what milestones to watch for during our Live Launch Coverage.
shuttle  nasa  astronomy  space  return-to-flight 
july 2005 by citizenk
Laika - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
She was found as a stray wandering the streets of Moscow, a female mongrel dog, part-Samoyed terrier
laika  space  sputnik  history 
june 2005 by citizenk

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