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Endeavour Shuttle Hits The Mean Streets Of LA

How odd to see this magnificent flying machine bound to Earth and squeezing between power poles on a 12-mile journey to its exhibition space at the California Science Center. The soaring bird that performed balletic moves while docking with the space station at 17,000 mph now toddles along with great care at 2 mph. Endeavour should…
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There’s A Moon Looking Over Your Shoulder

This morning the last quarter moon peered down over my house from high up in the southwestern sky. It was very plain to see. Have you noticed the moon lately in the daytime? For northern hemisphere observers, it’s out nearly all morning long if your sky is clean and blue. There are two reasons for…
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Atlantis Touches Down. How To See Spectacular Iridium Satellite Flares

The space shuttle Atlantis landed at 4:57 a.m. CDT today at Kennedy Space Center in Florida after 200 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,284,862 miles. Now that it’s back home, Atlantis won’t be going far. It’s slated to spend its retirement years on display at Kennedy’s Visitor Complex. The shuttle crew delivered more…
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New Shuttle Aurora Pix Plus Good News At Vesta

What a picture! It was taken on July 14 as the shuttle-space station complex passed over the southern hemisphere. Check out the rind of aurora australis – the southern lights – around the Earth’s limb. The image was exposed long enough to capture a swath of the southern Milky Way along with the Southern Cross…
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Juno To Reveal The Truth About Her Husband Jupiter’s Affairs

Got 2 minutes and 47 seconds? Take a look at the amazing time-lapse video of the space shuttle Atlantis getting ‘suited up’ for its final launch last week. Three photographers used 15 cameras over 4 days to take the 120,000 photos used to create the video. We are pyramid builders at heart. Although the ending…
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