Tag Archives: NASA

Globular Star Cluster 47 Tuc

Images credit: 1st image; NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 2nd image; ESA Gaia data. The southern globular star cluster 47 Tuc has been labeled as the “Jewel of the Southern Sky” and for good reason. With an apparent magnitude of 4.9 … Continue reading

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Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 3344

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located 22.5 million light years away in the constellation of Leo Minor is this beautiful barred spiral galaxy cataloged as NGC 3344. Hubble has done a terrific job as usual, capturing the fine details … Continue reading

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Expedition 59/60 Crew Ready for Flight!

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert: Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 15:14 EDT (19:14 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-12 (ISS 58S or Soyuz 60) will lift off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome … Continue reading

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Godspeed Little Giant

Images credit: NASA/JPL. “My battery is low and it’s getting dark…” – Opportunity’s final message Mars Exploration Rover “Opportunity” (MER-1 or MER-B) launched onto its journey to the Red Planet on a Delta II from Cape Canaveral, Space Launch Complex 17B … Continue reading

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Remembering Columbia and Crew

Images credit & copyright: NASA and the crew of STS-107 Columbia. “And for the whole time I was growing up, for as long as I can remember, any time anyone asked me what I wanted to be it was, “I … Continue reading

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Remembering Challenger and Crew

Images credit & copyright: NASA. “I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to … Continue reading

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Apollo One Remembered “Ad Astra Per Aspera”

Images & video credit & copyright: NASA. Many images and videos below. Ad Astra Per Aspera, or as it’s more commonly spoken, Per Aspera Ad Astra; “Through Hardship to the Stars.” “If we die, we want people to accept it. … Continue reading

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