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Celebrate Hubble's Birthday by Tearfully Reviewing Its Best Photos

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

For so many nerds, the Hubble space telescope feels more like a friend than a hunk of metal in the cold vacuum of space—a friend whose job you’re super jealous of. The ‘scope, which launched on the space shuttle Discovery in 1990, has sent back some of the most incredible images from the final frontier—over 1.3… Read more...

Benchmarks: April 24, 1990: The hubble space telescope is launched

Five hundred and eighty kilometers above Earth, orbiting at more than 27,000 kilometers per hour, is a 12-ton, bus-sized eye on the universe: the Hubble Space Telescope. When Hubble launched aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990, scientists hoped it would provide answers to many of the great unknown questions of the day. Show More Summary

Shuttle Pod 31: The One About The Discovery Promo Video

6 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekMovie.com

Star Trek: Discovery has officially left space dock. The Shuttle Pod crew react to the sets, costumes, aliens, and more in the first DSC promo video.

Piers J. Sellers, Climate Scientist and Astronaut, Dies at 61

Mr. Sellers was a leading figure in NASA’s scientific research programs, flying to the International Space Station on the space shuttle Atlantis in 2002 and 2010 and on Discovery in 2006.

Almanac: Hubble Space Telescope

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

?Almanac: Hubble Space Telescope

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

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

2 years 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

2 years agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

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

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

3 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

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