Reblogged from unknownskywalker September 15th, 2011 at 6:03 pm 27 notes #NASA #Space Launch System #SLS #space #animation #videos
Space Launch System Animation
NASA is ready to move forward with the development of the Space Launch System — an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle that will provide an entirely new national capability for human exploration beyond Earth’s orbit.
What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?
Science educator James Drake built this amazing timelapse video from the perspective of the International Space Station as it flew over North and South America. He created this video by downloading a series of 600 photographs that were available online at the Gateway to Astronomy Photograph of Earth, and then stitching them together into a complete video.
So beautiful. Can you believe that there are people up there right now, seeing that all the time. Real people. In space. How beautiful our earth and modern science are.Reblogged from universetoday.com September 18th, 2011 at 12:16 am 81 notes #ISS #Earth #time-lapse #videos
Reblogged from unknownskywalker September 24th, 2011 at 12:18 am 19 notes #aurora #space weather #Earth #ISS #space #videos
Aurora Australis From Madagascar to Northern Australia
Video of the Aurora Australis taken by the crew of Expedition 29 on board the International Space Station. This sequence of shots was taken September 17, 2011 from 17:22:27 to 17:45:12 GMT, on an ascending pass from south of Madagascar to just north of Australia over the Indian Ocean.
SpaceX’s Plans for the Future
Reusability is key to the dramatic cost savings that will enable advancements in human exploration of space. The Dragon spacecraft is a fully reusable and SpaceX is working toward the goal of delivering the world’s first fully reusable launch vehicle. Check out the animation for a sneak peek at SpaceX’s exciting plans for the future.
Fuck yeah! SpaceX rocks!Reblogged from unknownskywalker September 30th, 2011 at 6:04 pm 44 notes #SpaceX #space exploration #spacecraft #space #videos
Reblogged from jpl.nasa.gov October 10th, 2011 at 10:26 pm 52 notes #Mars #Opportunity #space #videos
Video documents three-year trek on Mars by NASA rover
While NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity was traveling from Victoria crater to Endeavour crater, between September 2008 and August 2011, the rover team took an end-of-drive image on each Martian day that included a drive. A new video compiles these 309 images, providing an historic record of the three-year trek that totaled about 21 kilometers across a Martian plain pocked with smaller craters.
The rover team also produced a sound track for the video, using each drive day’s data from Opportunity’s accelerometers. The low-frequency data has been sped up 1,000 times to yield audible frequencies. The sound represents the vibrations of the rover while moving on the surface of Mars. When the sound is louder, the rover was moving on bedrock. When the sound is softer, the rover was moving on sand.
Reblogged from symphonyofscience.com November 9th, 2011 at 9:40 pm 201 notes #Symphony of Science #science #space #videos
Symphony of Science - Onward to the Edge!
“Onward to the Edge” is the 12th installment in the Symphony of Science series. A musical investigation into the importance and inspirational qualities of space exploration (human and robotic), as well as a look at some of the amazing worlds in our solar system. Featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox, and Carolyn Porco.
Reblogged from unknownskywalker April 10th, 2012 at 2:23 pm 21 notes #NASA #space shuttle #spacecraft #space #videos
End of the Space Shuttle Ferry Era - Final Flights
A pair of retrofitted jumbo 747’s carried the orbiters cross country on many occasions. With the retirement of the Space Shuttle program, they’ll make their final deliveries of Discovery, Endeavour and Enterprise to their new museum homes.
Reblogged from nasa.gov April 19th, 2012 at 1:06 pm 24 notes #Moon #Apollo 8 #space #videos
LRO Brings “Earthrise” to Everyone
On December 24, 1968, Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman and crew members William A. Anders and James A. Lovell, Jr. became the first humans to photograph the Earth rising over the moon. Now, the rest of us can see what it was like in a new NASA visualization that draws on richly detailed maps of the moon’s surface made from data gathered by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The narration in this visualization comes from the original audio recording of the Apollo 8 astronauts. The flight time has been compressed for effect. The Earth in this visualization is not an exact duplication of what the astronauts saw but a mosaic of more recent images taken by Earth-observing satellites. Representative clouds were then layered on top of the mosaic.