Show Navigation

DMKerlin

Caelum non animum mutant qui trans mare currunt
thedemon-hauntedworld:

The Space Shuttle enters Earth orbit
The Space Shuttle, part of America’s Space Transportation System (STS), reveals a belly covered with thousands of individual thermally protective silica tiles, scorched and charred from numerous reentries of past missions.
Nine minutes after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US Space Shuttle shuts down its engines, shed’s its massive external fuel tank, and enters freefall 60 miles above the Atlantic ocean. Traveling “upside down” at 16,700 miles per hour, the Shuttle has already put over a thousand miles between itself and the launch tower. If uncorrected however, the current trajectory will bring the orbiter back to Earth somewhere halfway around the globe. In order to propel the Shuttle to it’s final orbit—anywhere from 116 and 600 miles high—the two Orbital Maneuvering System thrusters (the smallest nozzles near the tail) will fire until the target altitude is reached.
Credit: Walter Myers

thedemon-hauntedworld:

The Space Shuttle enters Earth orbit

The Space Shuttle, part of America’s Space Transportation System (STS), reveals a belly covered with thousands of individual thermally protective silica tiles, scorched and charred from numerous reentries of past missions.

Nine minutes after launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the US Space Shuttle shuts down its engines, shed’s its massive external fuel tank, and enters freefall 60 miles above the Atlantic ocean. Traveling “upside down” at 16,700 miles per hour, the Shuttle has already put over a thousand miles between itself and the launch tower. If uncorrected however, the current trajectory will bring the orbiter back to Earth somewhere halfway around the globe. In order to propel the Shuttle to it’s final orbit—anywhere from 116 and 600 miles high—the two Orbital Maneuvering System thrusters (the smallest nozzles near the tail) will fire until the target altitude is reached.

Credit: Walter Myers

(via whats-out-there)

kbhew:

sublim-ature:

Upper Peninsula, MichiganPaul Cockrell

represent

kbhew:

sublim-ature:

Upper Peninsula, Michigan
Paul Cockrell

represent

(Source: danielodowd, via oak-and-iron)


Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantisby Dan Winters

Last Launch: Discovery, Endeavor, Atlantis
by Dan Winters

(Source: 2shy-fromouterspace, via sagansense)

northsails:

The Atlantic is a replica of the 240’ 3 masted sloop that set the record for a trans-Atlantic crossing in 1905 just a year after she was launched. Legend has it that her crew pushed her up to 20 knots in her sea trials. I first saw the Atlantic in Newport Harbor a week after Mike Toppa wrote the order for the 10 sail inventory. Fast forward 3 months and the first 7 sails have been delivered and sea trialed. During the RI sea trials Mike measured for the 3 topsails which will meet the yacht in Charleston to complete the inventory.  Her sail layouts, corner patching and details are period correct. Atlantic is a beautiful boat which we are fortunate to work with. - Dan Neri, COO North Sails.

northsails:

The Atlantic is a replica of the 240’ 3 masted sloop that set the record for a trans-Atlantic crossing in 1905 just a year after she was launched. Legend has it that her crew pushed her up to 20 knots in her sea trials. I first saw the Atlantic in Newport Harbor a week after Mike Toppa wrote the order for the 10 sail inventory. Fast forward 3 months and the first 7 sails have been delivered and sea trialed. During the RI sea trials Mike measured for the 3 topsails which will meet the yacht in Charleston to complete the inventory.  Her sail layouts, corner patching and details are period correct. Atlantic is a beautiful boat which we are fortunate to work with. - Dan Neri, COO North Sails.

(via pirates-world)

(Source: OBSCVRED, via whats-out-there)

spaceexp:

Milky Way from the ISS

spaceexp:

Milky Way from the ISS

(via whats-out-there)

benruhe:

La Domenica Del Corriere (The Sunday Courier), 1927.

benruhe:

La Domenica Del Corriere (The Sunday Courier), 1927.

(via whats-out-there)