This true story will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. When Apollo was hit by lightening, all systems in the Command Module when dead. A 26-year-old Mission Control worker used his brain to resurrect an obscure fix.
When Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon and strapped themselves into the command module of Apollo 12 for the second moon landing, they could not predict the mission would fail almost immediately. Continue reading →
The 2012 Transit of Venus was the first in 120 years. NASA pulled out all the stops. Click on the picture above for their high definition photographs from the Goddard Space Flight Centre. Photographs taken on the ISS will follow.
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It only happens once every 120 years and scientists aboard the International Space Station will photograph the reason Captain Cook sailed to Tahiti
Captain Cook traveled to Tahiti in 1768 to see the planet Venus cross in front of the sun to watch the Transit of Venus. The newly discovered island was one of the best places on the earth to watch the once in 125 year event.
In a two days, astronauts and scientists on the International Space Station (ISS) will be able to get the best photographs in history of the Transit of Venus, a once in a century space event. Continue reading →