Posts Tagged "Shuttle"

The last flight of the shuttle Atlantis

Space shuttle Atlantis lifted off at 14:20 local time (18:20 UTC, the 20:20 in Italy) for the STS-132 mission was planned to last 12 days. The return is scheduled for 26 May. The main objective of the mission will be to bring a Russian module Rassvet Mini-Research Module. This will be the last trip of the shuttle Atlantis, and [...]

NASA, Shuttle in balance

In late 2008, NASA announced the sale of different materials (suits of astronauts, space shuttle engine parts, etc.). Including three Space Shuttle at a price of $ 42 million. The announcement of the sale was aimed at educational institutions, science museums, and other organizations. Now NASA has decided [...]

Party Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS 128

It started at 23:59 am local time yesterday, 5:59 in the Italian, the Shuttle Discovery mission STS 128 The departure had been postponed three times, the first time because of unfavorable weather conditions, the other two technical anomalies. The mission, which is expected to last 13 days, bring the MPLM (Multi-Purpose Logistics [...]

The landing of the Shuttle

Landed yesterday at 14: 49.13 UTC at the Kennedy Space Center Space Shuttle Endeavour mission STS 127 mission, which lasted two weeks, it had begun with the launch, after several postponements, July 15. The objectives of the mission were resupplying the International Space Station and the installation is complete the Kibo laboratory.

The start of the Shuttle

Last May 11 Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS 125) took off from Cape Canaveral, the main objective of the mission was important work on the Hubble Space Telescope. Below is a video of the departure of the shuttle Atlantis taken from cameras placed on the tank that is on the booster rockets, which have taken the fall [...]

Tunguska was a comet?

On June 30, 1908 near the Tunguska River in Siberia Podkamennaja there was a huge explosion that destroyed millions of trees over an area of ​​2150 square kilometers. The explosion was so strong that it was felt up to 1,000 kilometers away. The cause of the explosion has never been clear, the affected area was completely uninhabited. [...]

NASA clears Endeavour launch

NASA has once again postponed the launch of space shuttle Endeavour which was scheduled for today at 5:40 local time (11:40 Italian) from Cape Canaveral in Florida. When filling the main tank was discovered a leak of hydrogen of the same type as the one that had captured last Saturday for [...]

Shuttle, Hubble mission

Leaving this evening, Nasa Space Center at Cape Canaveral in Florida, at 20:01 Italian time, the 14:01 local time, the Shuttle "Atlantis". Among the objectives of the mission, STS 125, important work on the Hubble Space Telescope. The seven American astronauts Scott Altman led by the 11-day duration of the mission will have to replace six gyroscopes, [...]