Shuttle Discovery launch 4.5.10

Space shuttle Discovery lit up Florida’s Space Coast sky about 45 minutes before sunrise Monday with a 6:21 a.m. EDT launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The launch began a 13-day flight to the International Space Station and the second of five shuttle missions planned for 2010. Discovery is scheduled to dock to the space station […]

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Пирамида Хеопса, плиты Баальбека, Стоунхендж, пирамиды майя, храмы Ангкора, город острова Санторини, Колизей, статуи острова Пасхи, город инков Мачу Пикчу … велика и разнообразна гениальность человеческой мысли, правда? И мурашки по коже от этих творений предков. Как часто я задавалась вопросом, мучилась, переживала, что же мы, ныне живущие, сможем оставить потомкам, какую невообразимую, почти безумную, […]

STS-132 Ready to Launch

The countdown continues toward the scheduled launch of space shuttle Atlantis on its STS-132 mission. At NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A, the rotating service structure has been pulled away from Atlantis in preparation for liftoff Friday at 2:20 p.m. EDT. “We’ve had a very clean countdown so far and we’re currently on schedule, […]

Shuttle landing delayed 19.4.10

An unexpected cloud ceiling settled over the Kennedy Space Center area preventing space shuttle Discovery’s first landing opportunity. Mission controllers are hopeful that the cloud deck will clear out in time for the second opportunity at 10:23 a.m. EDT. Left:Astronaut Rick Mastracchio works in the payload bay of space shuttle Discovery during the first spacewalk […]