Sunday, July 31, 2005

Space, Man!

Damage discovery
The Shuttle has been launched to space again, it connected to the spacestation (ISS), you can watch the live or recorded videos on NASA TV (wmp/real), but there was a nasty discovery: (small) damage to the heatshield. Which on a larger scale caused the fatal crash of a shuttle returning to earth.
Let's hope this crew gets home safely.

Update!
One of the astronauts onboard the shuttle, Steve Robinson, has recorded the first podcast from space
Update 2!
The shuttle landed safely this morning, Tuesday, August 9 2005, at Edwards Air Force Base in California!

More space-related stuff
- Google has made a photomap of the moon on which you can see the landingspots of the Apollo- missions,
- You can see Quicktime VR panoramas of the Apollo 11-17 missions to the moon,
- a 10th planet (or is it not a planet?), larger than Pluto, has been discovered in the outlying regions of the solar system.

2 comments:

PapaCool said...

PapaCool asks if it is wrong to tune into the live broadcast of the space shuttle landing just like many would a NASCAR race? You hope no one is killed, but you watch to see the crashes? Just being honest here.

PJH's blog said...

Thanks for the comment PapaCool, but I'm not watching the live broadcast to see people die, but just because it's amazing what they can do up there and that you're able to watch it like it's a regular tv program