Saturday, May 31, 2008

NASA photos






Here are five photos of Space from Space! The Shuttle Discovery STS-124 lifted off about forty minutes ago! All went well except for one "minor" problem with the actuator (OMS). I thought that I would share these pictures. This is a joint mission which is to deliver a Japanese lab to be attached to the International Space Station. They are also delivering a new pump (Russian) for the toilet. Apparently it is only flushing solid waist and has to be operated manually. This is a fourteen day mission which include 9 days at the space station. They will also be trading astronauts. They are picking up Garrett Reisman, and dropping off Mission Specialist Gregory Chamitoff. Chamitoff will be remaining at the Station for the next six months. Commander Mark Kelly will be leading the mission. The shuttle will be additionally piloted by Pilot Ken Ham. Also on board are Mission Specialist Mike Fossum, Mission Specialist Akihiko Hoshide, Mission Specialist Ron Garan and last but not least is Mission Specialist Karen Nyberg. Nyber is the 50th women in space. You go girl!

12 comments:

300 said...

Ilove to look at space pics.....they are beautiful


hey by the way thanks once again!

Laerte Pupo said...

Loking these photos I fill that we are lost in the universe's back yard.

Craver Vii said...

NASA photos have been some of the most amazing things I have ever seen. It makes me stand in awe of the One who created it all.

lyn said...

amazing photos :)

Jennifer Robin said...

My goodness, those are amazing pictures!
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http://robinswoods.blogspot.com/

quilly said...

Awesome photos!

I'm sorry it took me so long to get here and return your visit. I have been swamped at work. The last days of school are always tense and full of busy for the teachers, and exciting and full of mischief for the kids -- which makes it harder for the teachers -- who make it harder for the kids ....

Ruahines said...

Kia ora,
Those photos are just too much. I can't help but stare and contemplate. Cheers.
Ka kite,
Robb

Catherine said...

All these NASA stuffs surpass me!
I think that (yes, sometimes I do think) there's a so huge difference between scientists' interests and mine! World is composed with so many different persons. I admire their pursuit of cognition, their denial! Only broken toilet can bring them back to real life.
Thanks to share and remind us their work for all of us.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Thank you for det comment yesterday. I will try to make something new in my blog this afternoon.
Fantastic phots from pace you have here. I would like to be out there with a perfect camera;)

Have a nice sunday:)

Anonymous said...

Those pics make me wonder what goes on in space that I never see.
So nice of them to share them with us.

The Birdlady said...

Isn't it fascinating? I can remember clearly "sputnik", Alan Shepard's trip as the first American in space, and Neal Armstrong's walk on the moon.

Stacey Huston said...

Stunning images

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