Tag Archives: Space Shuttle

Of touch downs and splash downs

Today Discovery, heading to her tomb in Washington, touched down safely at Dulles Airport on the back of the 747.
Today in 1970 the stricken Odyssey of the Apollo 13 Moon mission splashed down safely on the back of courage, ingenuity and … Continue reading

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Transit of the Sun

Too bad about the ending of the Space Shuttle program.
But on the way back to earth, the Shuttle made a transit of the Sun which was caught on film.  You can see the images at spaceweather.com.
Small versions.. but get the … Continue reading

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The US Space Program – WDTPRS POLL

With this final Space Shuttle launch, the US now “leads from behind” also in the exploration of space.
Whither the US manned space program?
Chose the best answer and give your opinion in the com box.

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