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Argentina Was in the Bull’s Eye — November 16, 2013

Argentina Was in the Bull’s Eye

European GOCE Satellite Falls To Earth In Fiery Death Dive

Space.com  |  By Tariq MalikPosted: 11/11/2013 12:44 am EST

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Satellite Falls To Earth In Fiery Death Dive.  It  Almost Hits Argentina.

A European satellite met its fiery doom in Earth’s atmosphere late Sunday (Nov. 10), succumbing to the same gravitational pull of the planet that it spent the last four years mapping like never before.

The European Space Agency’s GOCE satellite fell from space Sunday at 7 p.m. EST (0000 Nov. 11 GMT) while flying on a path that would take it over Siberia, the Western Pacific Ocean, the eastern Indian Ocean and Antarctica, ESA officials said.  Read more…http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/11/satellite-falls-earth-death-dive_n_4252796.html#es_share_ended

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Did you wave when our picture was taken from Saturn? — July 23, 2013

Did you wave when our picture was taken from Saturn?

The tiny blue dot in this image is in fact Earth captured from a distance of 900 million miles looking past Saturn’s rings.  Earth is a tiny blue dot in this image taken by the Cassini spacecraft hundreds of millions of miles away.  Hopefully we were all smiling.

(Image via: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute)

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Felix Baumgartner is set to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle — October 9, 2012

Felix Baumgartner is set to break the sound barrier unaided by a vehicle

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19860249

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.

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/jump-from-space-s-edge-provides-collective-moment-279883

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Magnifient Desolation: The Apollo 11 Moonwalk Pictures — September 1, 2012

Magnifient Desolation: The Apollo 11 Moonwalk Pictures

RIP Neil Armstrong
RIP Neil Armstrong (Photo credit: Martinliao)

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.”

Click below to see the pictures.

http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11_eva_thumbs.html

See also:

http://www.americanphotomag.com/photo-gallery/2012/08/neil-armstrongs-photo-duds?cmpid=enews083112&spPodID=020&spMailingID=4736460&spUserID=MjcyMzI4NjI1NDQS1&spJobID=284751077&spReportId=Mjg0NzUxMDc3S0

Curiosity has landed! Amazing feat by NASA. — August 6, 2012
How NASA Moves Space Shuttles: The Ultimate Piggyback Ride – Yahoo! News — April 14, 2012

How NASA Moves Space Shuttles: The Ultimate Piggyback Ride – Yahoo! News

 

The Space Shuttle Atlantis atop the Shuttle Ca...
The Space Shuttle Atlantis atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) returns to the Kennedy Space Center after a ten month refurbishment. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

How NASA Moves Space Shuttles: The Ultimate Piggyback Ride – Yahoo! News
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Today is Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s Birthday… — March 27, 2012
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