Time Lapse View of Earth from Space

Beautiful images from the International Space Station. Even better in HD.

11.14.2011Tagged with:    

NASA Spacecraft Circling Mercury

NASA has successfully maneuvered a craft called Messenger into orbit around Mercury, no small feat because of the gravitational pull of the sun.

Mercury is not only difficult to get to, but it’s has some of the most extremes in the solar system. Temperatures there swing wildly by 1,100 degrees. While it gets up to 800 degrees on the planet closest to the sun, it also is so cold and dark in some craters that the temperatures don’t get above 300 degrees below zero. Radar even shows that there is likely frozen ice in those craters, something Messenger will try to confirm.

03.18.2011Tagged with:    

Deep Discount on Space Shuttles

In the market for a space shuttle? NASA has a deal for you.

Here is a recession bargain: the space shuttle. NASA has slashed the price of the 1970s-era spaceships to $28.8 million apiece from $42 million.

The shuttles are for sale once their flying days are over, which is scheduled to be this fall.

I bet they’re full of wood paneling and orange carpet.

01.17.2010Tagged with: