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astronomicalconsiderations:

Incredibly detailed picture of the final launch of the Endeavour space schuttle. Astronomy Picture of the Day 5/18.

I totally missed Endeavour’s launch. I tried to keep track, but they had to keep postponing. Hey, as a consolation, there are many great pics!




And below is that amazing iphone pic Stefanie Gordon took aboard a plane.

Endeavour launched without a hitch and has successfully docked at the ISS!

astronomicalconsiderations:

Incredibly detailed picture of the final launch of the Endeavour space schuttle. Astronomy Picture of the Day 5/18.

I totally missed Endeavour’s launch. I tried to keep track, but they had to keep postponing. Hey, as a consolation, there are many great pics!

And below is that amazing iphone pic Stefanie Gordon took aboard a plane.

Endeavour launched without a hitch and has successfully docked at the ISS!

unknownskywalker
unknownskywalker:

Mach Diamonds
Discovery rockets into the blue sky above Launch Pad 39A after liftoff on the STS-133 mission in Feb. 25, 2011. Beneath Discovery’s three main engines are blue cones of light, known as shock or mach diamonds, which are a formation of shock waves in the exhaust plume of an aerospace propulsion system.

Wow. This just became my favorite pic of Discovery’s launch.

unknownskywalker:

Mach Diamonds

Discovery rockets into the blue sky above Launch Pad 39A after liftoff on the STS-133 mission in Feb. 25, 2011. Beneath Discovery’s three main engines are blue cones of light, known as shock or mach diamonds, which are a formation of shock waves in the exhaust plume of an aerospace propulsion system.

Wow. This just became my favorite pic of Discovery’s launch.

unknownskywalker

unknownskywalker:

ISS Assembly

Watch the International Space Station assembly in 2 minutes, from the launch of the first segment in 1998 to today and beyond.

Watch the space station grow in this neat little vid. The ISS is a project of 5 space agencies: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and the Canadian Space Agency (CSA).