The European Space Agency’s (ESA) fifth and final Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV-5) launched Tuesday atop an Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana, at 7:47 p.m. EDT. The ATV-5 will take a two week trip to the International Space Station docking to the Zvezda service module on Aug. 12 at 9:43 a.m. with 7 tons of science, food, fuel and supplies.
Atlantis STS-38 & Columbia STS-35, August 9, 1990.
The Space Shuttle Columbia (left), slated for mission STS-35, is rolled past the Space Shuttle Atlantis on its way to Pad 39A. Atlantis, slated for mission STS-38, is parked in front of bay three of the Vehicle Assembly Building following its rollback from Pad 39A for repairs to the liquid hydrogen lines. First motion of Atlantis from the pad was at 10:14 p.m. August 8. It arrived at the VAB at 4 a.m. August 9. First motion of Columbia leaving the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) for the pad was at 5:47 am.
A 60mm handheld Hasselblad was used during the the Apollo 15 SEVA photography to record this image of the lunar surface in the vicinity of the Hadley-Apennine landing site. Later, astronauts David R. Scott, commander, and James B. Irwin, lunar module pilot, made the mission's first moon walk (EVA). The pair had descended from lunar orbit in the LM to explore the moon while astronaut Alfred M. Worden, command module pilot, remained with the Command and Service Modules (CSM) in lunar orbit.
Scientists have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus, using mission data from Cassini spacecraft. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon’s underground sea all the way to its surface.
Le 10 juillet 2014 à 22h31, la région lunaire du cratère Darwin. A gauche, on remarque deux grandes chaînes de montagnes: les Monts Rook et les Monts Cordillera. A leur droite, le relief est intéressant, incluant un beau réseau de failles, dont Rimae Darwin, dans le cratère Darwin, qui se trouve à droite des Monts Cordillera. --- --- Télescope Newton Sky-Watcher 8 pouces. Caméra DBK21AU618.AS, 1/313 seconde par image, filtre IR-Pass Baader 685nm. J’ai utilisé 47% des images d’un film de 2258 trames. Trames individuelles empilées avec AutoStakkert2!, ondelettes avec RegiStax.
RETRO SPACE IMAGES DISCS - - Support this Page - Remembering Apollo 15 - Astronauts Dave Scott and Jim Irwin had this view of fellow astronaut Al Worden in the command module "Endeavour" as they prepared to take lunar module "Falcon" down to the lunar surface on this date (July 30) in 1971.
In Orbiter Processing Facility-1 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers inside space shuttle Atlantis' aft end prepare to install space shuttle main engine #2 on Atlantis for its upcoming STS-132 mission. A main engine is 14 feet long, weighs approximately 7,000 pounds, and is 7.5 feet in diameter at the end of the nozzle. Inspection and maintenance of each of the shuttle's three main engines are an important safety measure and standard procedure between shuttle missions. Atlantis is scheduled to deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station on STS-132. The second in a series of new pressurized components for Russia, the module will be permanently attached to the Zarya module. Three spacewalks are planned to store spare components outside the station, including six spare batteries, a boom assembly for the Ku-band antenna and spares for the Canadian Dextre robotic arm extension. A radiator, airlock and European robotic arm for the Russian Multi-purpose Laboratory Module also are payloads on the flight. Launch is targeted for May 14. 02/19/2010
Astronauts Ken Ham (left background), STS-132 Atlantis commander; Tony Antonelli (right background), pilot; and Mike Good, mission specialist, participate in an exercise in the systems engineering simulator in the Avionics Systems Laboratory at NASA's Johnson Space Center. The facility includes moving scenes of full-sized International Space Station components over a simulated Earth. 22 Dec. 2009
This Sentinel-1A satellite image was acquired on 26 July over the coast of northwestern Italy while the #CostaConcordia cruise ship (enlarged) was being towed towards the city of Genoa. During the towing, satellite radar images like this were analysed over the route for pollution and ship traffic. More info at:
Fifty years ago today on July 28, 1964, the United States launched its first lunar probe that returned images of the Moon’s surface. Ranger 7, as the craft was named, was the first of the Ranger missions to be completely successful. These missions were designed to fly toward the Moon and take detailed photos before colliding with the surface. Ranger 7 neared the Moon on July 31 and transmitted 4,316 images before impacting the northern rim of the Sea of Clouds. Below is one of the first photographs taken in this mission.
A fish-eye lens attached to an electronic still camera was used to capture this image of STS-132 and Expedition 23 crew members in the Unity node of the International Space Station while space shuttle Atlantis remains docked with the station. Pictured in the foreground (from the right) are NASA astronaut Ken Ham, STS-132 commander; Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kotov, Expedition 23 commander; NASA astronauts Garrett Reisman and Piers Sellers, both STS-132 mission specialists. Pictured in the background (from the left) are NASA astronaut Steve Bowen, STS-132 mission specialist; along with NASA astronauts Tracy Caldwell Dyson and T.J. Creamer and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko, all Expedition 23 flight engineers. 19 May 2010
The Space Shuttle Endeavour flies over the Clear Lake area and the Johnson Space Center after having spent the night at a stopover in Tarrant County, while mounted on a modified Boeing 747 shuttle carrier aircraft. Endeavour landed in California on Nov. 30 and was en route back to Florida.