This stuff was so cool to me when I was a little kid, and it still is.
Make sure to follow the full size image link, in which you can make out mountains... ON PLUTO!
"The Challenger made it through the spectacular eruption of its external fuel tank with its cabin more or less intact. Rather than being carried to Heaven in an instant, the crippled vessel kept sailing upward for another three miles before its momentum gave out, then plunged 12 miles to the ocean. The crew was, in all likelihood, conscious for the full two and a half minutes until it hit the water." That's horrendous.
Funny thing is that if someone used this footage in a Hollywood movie, people would complain it looks fake.
Cool photos, well done article.
Incredible "what if" scenario: had NASA detected the wing damage to space shuttle Columbia, could they have had rescued the crew?
SpaceX Grasshopper is not the first rocket (prototype) that can take off and land vertically. This McDonnell Douglass appears to have been further along. Amazing.
NASA wants to capture an asteroid by 2025 and this video shows how they want to do it. Extra points for the dramatic soundtrack.
Here's some material for a pretty good short. Sounds scary.
It's great to see reality far exceeds in beauty any modern over-the-top special effects used in movies nowadays.
Amazing satellite photo of the Egyptian pyramids lets you admire their geometry.
The new spacesuit looks great, not only because it reminds me of Buzz Lightyear. Astronauts enter it through a hatch in the back. This is not as innovative as some may think: Although not mentioned in the article, Russian Cosmonaut spacesuits have used that idea since the beginning of the Cold War.
The coolest NASA video you will see today.
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