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Almanac: Hubble Space Telescope

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Twenty-six years ago today the Hubble Space Telescope was lifted into orbit on board the space shuttle Discovery

?Almanac: Hubble Space Telescope

4 months agoTechnology : Tech Talk

On April 24, 1990, a revolutionary eyepiece to the heavens was lifted into orbit on board the space shuttle Discovery

A Seriously MASSIVE Bubble Blown in Space Celebrates Hubble’s 26th Anniversary

On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope was lofted into orbit onboard the Space Shuttle Discovery. Sunday is the 26 th anniversary of this grand event, and to celebrate, the good folks at the Space Telescope Science Institute have created a new and simply spectacular image. Get a load of this! That is the Bubble Nebula, aka NGC 7635. Show More Summary

Mice flown in space show nascent liver damage, research shows

In a discovery with implications for long-term spaceflight and future missions to Mars, researchers have found that mice flown aboard the space shuttle Atlantis returned to Earth with early signs of liver disease.

Unsolved Mystery Of NASA Footage Showing ‘Intelligently Controlled’ UFOs During 1991 STS-48 Mission Revisited

8 months agoHumor / odd : The Inquisitr - Odd

Footage captured during NASA’s STS-48 Space Shuttle Discovery orbital mission, described as one of “the most bizarre and baffling UFO footage” ever, has sparked renewed debate in the online UFO and alien community. The STS-48 Space Shuttle...Show More Summary

Microgravity reduces regenerative potential of embryonic stem cells

A study performed on the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery showed that exposure of mouse embryonic stem cells (mESCs) to microgravity inhibited their ability to differentiate and generate most cell lineages, needed for the development of bone, muscle, the immune system, and other organs and tissues. Show More Summary

Jeb Bush Will Never Forget That Space Shuttle Disaster He Can’t Remember: WATCH

10 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

At a town hall at Concord, New Hampshire’s McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center (named for Christa McAuliffe, the teacher killed in the ’86 Challenger explosion and the first American in space Alan Shepard), Republican presidential candidat… The post Jeb Bush Will Never Forget That Space Shuttle Disaster He Can’t Remember: WATCH appeared first on Towleroad.

More sunlight, moveable walls: New Va. school reflects new teaching ideals

Discovery Elementary, named for the space shuttle and to honor astronaut John Glenn, is to open in Arlington.

Space Shuttle Discovery Buzzes New York City on Way to Intrepid

It should be impossible to fly a space shuttle on the back of a 747 -- yet they've been doing it for 30 years

Hey NASA, Where Are the Records for Thousands of Space Shuttle Tiles? This Man Wants to Know

A close-up of the underside of the Discovery, covered in the heat-insulating tiles whose records have mysteriously disappeared. (Photo: NASA/Library of Congress) In photographs, the Space Shuttle looks smooth. Midflight, against the black of space, its bright white surface seems almost enameled, like a big tooth spit into the solar system. Show More Summary

Hubble is 25

The US-European Hubble Space Telescope is 25 years old. It was launched into orbit by the space shuttle Discovery on 24 April 1990. The BBC is celebrating Hubble's birthday with a small collection of mind-blowing images it has sent to Earth over the years (CLICK). Show More Summary

Stunning shot of massive star cluster unveiled as Hubble anniversary image

On this day 25 years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope launched aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in what marked the beginning of an incredible journey, and the start of a new golden age in the exploration of our Universe. In celebration of this auspicious occasion, NASA has released the official image for Hubble's 25th anniversary in low-Earth orbit. Show More Summary

25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 stunning photos

The world’s first space telescope celebrates a quarter century this week. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope launched into orbit aboard the space shuttle Discovery 25 years ago Friday, on April 24, 1990. Continue reading ? The post 25 years of the Hubble telescope in 25 stunning photos appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

How Astronauts Eat Cheeseburgers in Space

Back in 1985, Mexican astronaut Rodolfo Neri Vela brought some tortillas in space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, and ever since then, NASA astronauts have been using them to “contain” their food while in zero gravity. Pictured above and below, you can see astronaut Terry W. Show More Summary

This Is How You Eat a Cheeseburger in Space

2 years agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In 1985, Rodolfo Neri Vela, a Mexican scientist, served on a mission of the space shuttle Discovery. He brought tortillas. These proved to be an incredibly practical food in zero gravity. NASA astronauts have been using them ever since when attempting to make sandwiches. Show More Summary

I'm Coming In For A Landing!: Space Shuttle Slippers

2 years agoHumor : Geekologie

These are the Space Odyssey Plush Shuttle Slippers available from ThinkGeek ($20). They're one size fits most adults, and look like little space shuttles. This is space shuttle Discovery to Refrigerator Base, request permission to dock for a midnight snack, over. Show More Summary

On The 30th Anniversary Of The Space Shuttle Discovery, Let’s Talk About Giant Rockets & Life On Mars

2 years agoHumor : Geekosystem

In another 30 years the next generation might be reporting from Mars! Or at least, that's what I'd like to see happen. Also cats on mars.

Happy 30th Birthday to Discovery, NASA's Greatest Space Shuttle

2 years agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

On August 30th, 1984, the space shuttle Discovery launched on its first voyage to space. It wasn't the first, but over the next 27 years it became the undeniable king of NASA's shuttle program. Read more...

Happy 30th, Discovery!

Thirty years ago today, Space Shuttle Discovery was launched on its maiden voyage. Before it embarked on its final mission on 24 February 2011, it flew 39 missions over 27 years and accumulated more flight time than any other spacecraft to date. This historic spacecraft assisted in the assembly of the International Space Station (ISS) […]

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