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Friday May 21st 2010

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ISS image in the X-band

ISS image in the X-band

Here is a cool picture of the International Space Station taken in the microwave spectrum by another satellite . The specific radio wavelength involved is the X-band, radio with wavelengths of a few centimeters. Check out the Planetary Society if you want more details. Nice image....

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Even NASA is Irish today….

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – Even NASA is Irish today….

Nano Trek – Enterprise Model only 1/10 the width of a human hair

Nano Trek – Enterprise Model only 1/10 the width of a human hair

That is a model of the USS Enterprise-D (NCC-1701D to be specific!) from Star Trek: The Next Generation, created using an ion beam that guides vaporized chemicals and deposits them into a given shape. This model is only 8.8 microns (millionths of a meter) long. A human hair is about 50-100 microns across. This image is magnified 5000 [...]

Tranquility module is hooked up to ISS

Tranquility module is hooked up to ISS

Robert Behnken and Nicholas Patrick seen here during the second of their three planned spacewalks planned for the STS-130 mission early this Sunday morning at 3:14 AM EST.  Working essentially as plumbers  during the spacewalk which began at 9:20 PM Saturday night they successfully accomplished all their assigned tasks overnight by connecting [...]

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