See live Internet stream of this accomplishment delayed by 20 seconds just in case of an accident at: http://www.foxnews.com/science/index.html
Launch has been cancelled due to technical difficulties.
Update: On Sunday October 14, 2012 Felix Baumgartner jumped from the stratosphere. Read more about his achievements below.
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See all 122 pictures taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin during their moonwalk in 1969.
‘”Magnificent desolation” was how Buzz Aldrin described the lunar landscape moments before he stepped onto the surface.”
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Closest Dione Flyby
Flying past Saturn’s moon Dione, Cassini captured this view which includes two smaller moons, Epimetheus and Prometheus, near the planet’s rings.
The image was taken in visible light with Cassini’s narrow-angle camera during the spacecraft’s flyby of Dione on Dec. 12, 2011. This encounter was the spacecraft’s closest pass of the moon’s surface, but, because this flyby was intended primarily for other Cassini instruments, it did not yield Cassini’s best images of the moon. Higher resolution images were obtained during earlier flybys (see PIA07638).
BY CURT ANDERSON
AP LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
MIAMI – NASA is questioning whether Apollo 13 commander James Lovell has the right to sell a 70-page checklist from the flight that includes his handwritten calculations that were crucial in guiding the damaged spacecraft back to Earth.
The document was sold by Heritage Auctions in November for more than $388,000, some 15 times its initial list price. The checklist gained great fame as part of a key dramatic scene in the 1995 film “Apollo 13″ in which actor Tom Hanks plays Lovell making the calculations.