1. sagansense:

    This is how you leave your @AstronautMovie mark on the banner (courtesy of Lockheed Martin) to be displayed on launch day for the first flight of NASA/Lockheed Martin’s Orion Multipurpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV).

    #NextGiantLeap #IWTBAA

     
  2. riidaroku:

    Something i miss watching

    (via whats-out-there)

     
  3. sagansense:

    Reflecting on the sights (& sounds) of EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in light of Aviation Day

     
  4. sagansense:

    spaceexp:

    Chantilly VA - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center - Space Shuttle Enterprise OV-101 13

    Source: Daniel Mennerich

    What a beautiful photo. Space Shuttle Enterprise was featured in our film, I want to be an ASTRONAUT. Watch Enterprise’s cameo HERE in a clip which conveys clearly the overall message of the film.

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  5. sagansense:

    lightthiscandle:

    The wife of an Apollo astronaut during her husband’s flight, October 1968.

    So many feels in this photograph. Wow. Ever wonder what it feels like to have someone you love leave the planet? No. You don’t. But in generations ahead, photographs like these will emanate hope, celebration, and achievement as we become spacefaring in such a way that it’s as frequent as commercial air travel.

     
  6. sagansense:

    spaceexp:

    … cooking the astronaut!

    Source: x-ray delta one

    #astronautsBRO

     
  7. kellymagovern:

    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Season 1 Episode 13

    [Video Link]

    (via sagansense)

     
  8. spaceexp:

    Washington D.C. - National Air and Space Museum - Eugene Cernan A7-L Pressure Lunar Suit

    Source: Daniel Mennerich

    (via sagansense)

     
  9. sagansense:

    spaceexp:

    Washington D.C. - National Air and Space Museum - Apollo Lunar Module

    Source: Daniel Mennerich

    Recommended: Episode 4 on the Apollo Lunar Module of Discovery Channel’s “Moon Machines” Documentary (2008)

     
  10. martinlkennedy:

    I recently purchased a beautiful 1968 book ‘Exploring Space With a Camera’ by Edgar M Cortright for NASA. The book is full of space photography including shots of pre-Apollo non-manned Moon landings and early flybys of Mars.

    (via sagansense)

     
  11. spaceexp:

    NASA VAB

    Source: fugjostle

     
  12. sagansense:

    @RocketCenterUSA, @SpaceCampUSA @SpaceCampAlumni [in pictures]

    (1-2) Rocket garden
    (3-4) Aviation Challenge
    (5-6) Stein and Dine event with beer and brats underneath the Saturn V rocket in the Davidson Center for Space Exploration
    (7) The ‘Space Shot’ anti-gravity simulator
    (8) Antics inside the Orion module at Space Camp

    #IWTBAA #SCHOF14

     
  13. projecthabu:

         Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center, on Northern Merritt Island, Florida, was built in the mid-1960s, to launch the Saturn V moon rocket for peaceful exploration of space. Over the years, this complex launched every Saturn V, Saturn IB, all the Space Shuttle missions, and an Ares I rocket. Needless to say, this is the most iconic launch facility in history. The complex is split into two launch pads; 39A and 39B. Both pads launched Saturn rockets and shuttles, but the future of these pads will tell very different stories.

         The first photo in the set shows the crawlerway leading out to Launch Pad 39A. This path holds the weight of the crawler transporter as it moves the launch vehicles from the Vehicle Assembly Building to the pad. The second and third photos display the pad itself, which is now owned by SpaceX. As you can see, the shuttle launch tower is still in place, but this will eventually be scrapped, and SpaceX will convert the area for use with the Falcon 9 Heavy rocket. When this vehicle launches, it will be the most powerful rocket currently flying. The fourth photo shows a Liquid Hydrogen tank, which stored propellant for the space shuttle.

         Photo number five shows Launch Pad 39B, photographed from Launch Control Center, 3.5 miles away. The sixth photo shows the pad up close. NASA removed the shuttle launch tower from this facility, and constructed three large towers, used for lightning suppression, shown up close in the seventh photo. This pad configuration allows multiple types of launch vehicles to operate here, and will allow commercial companies to rent the facility when NASA doesn’t need it. NASA’s primary use for 39B will focus around the enormous Space Launch System (SLS), which is the most powerful rocket in history, edging out the Saturn V boosters that previously launched here. 

         The SLS mobile launch platform and tower, stored next to the Vehicle Assembly Building, can be seen in in the eighth photo. Our final photo shows a shuttle mobile launch platform next to the new SLS launch platform and tower. 

     
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  15. sagansense:

    U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL (@SpaceCampUSA, @RocketCenterUSA)