Sunday, August 23, 2009

Space Shuttle Columbia. Thank you Judy !

Against a hazy summer sky, the Space Shuttle Columbia hurtles into space atop a column of flame.

International Space Station. Thank you Judy !!

This digital image shows the International Space Station (ISS) passing over Florida. The completed station will be powered by almos an acre of solar panels and have a mass of almost one million pounds. The pressurised volume of the station will be roughly equivalent to the space inside two jumbo jets.

Apollo 15. Thank you Judy !!

An Apollo lunar module pilot, gives a military salute while standing beside the deployed U.S. flag during the Apollo 15 lunar surface extravehicular activity (EVA) at the Hadly-Apennine landing site. The Lunar Module "Falcon" is partially visible on the right.

Apollo 11. Nice postcard. Thank you Judy !!

This spectacular launch of the Apollo 11 / Saturn V rocket, from launch complex 39-A, sends the crew of Apollo 11 to the moon.

Space Shuttle Atlantis. Thank you Judy !!

The waters near Launch Pad 39B reflect the brilliant red and orange flames form the solid rocket boasters as Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off on its mission to the International Space Station.

Space Shuttle Endeavour. Thank you Judy !!

Launch of The Space Shuttle Endeavor from launch pad 29B at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Space Shuttle Endeavour. Thank you Judy !

Twin columms of flame flow from the solid rocket boosters, lighting the billows of steam behind them with an orange glow, as the Space Shuttle Endeavour roars into space on its next mission.

Blazing into the night sky, the Space Shuttle Endeavour embarks on its next mission from Launch Pad 39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

An Earth view from de Moon. Thank you Judy!!

The view from the Apollo 11 spacecraft shows the Earth rising above the Moon´s horizon. The lunar terrarin pictured is in the area of Smyth´s Sea on the near side. Coordinates of the center of the terrarin are 85 degrees east longitude and 2 degrees north.

Goddard Space Flight Center. Thank you Judy !

NASA´s global comunications system (NASCOM) is controlled from this area at Goddard Space Flight Center.

This is the operations control center for both of Goddard Space Flight Center´s tracking networks.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Robert Goddard. Thank you Judy !!

Dr. Robert H. Goddard, the foremost pioneer in the field of rocketry was responsible for the first successful launch of a liquid fueled rocket on March 12th, 1926.

Dr. Goddard was born in 1882 in Massachusetts, he carried out rocket development there and in New Mexico. He died in August of 1945 berfore his research was universally recognized.