Posts tagged Space Shuttle
Explore NASA’s Space Shuttle ‘Discovery’ In Stunning 2.74-Gigapixel 360° Panoramics

Launched by NASA in 1984 and taking part in milestone NASA missions thereafter – including deploying the Hubble Space Telescope in April 1990, and the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) in September 1991 – space shuttle Discovery today makes its final flight, atop a jumbo jet on its way to its new permanent home, to its final resting place the Smithsonian Institution. Now, the National Geographic is giving an all-too rare look inside the heat-proof shell of the craft, publishing online interactive ultra-high resolution, 360-degree pictures of the retired orbiter.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Demands A #Penny4NASA To Dream For The Future

The final mission of the space program, launched in July 8th 2011, left a significant void in the hearts and minds of anybody who was fascinated by the discoveries of the world beyond our own.  But Ph.D astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has begged to differ, claiming that America's encouragement and interest in space exploration has been slowly dying off way before the previous manned spaceflight.

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