Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Air Force Missile Test Center
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
U.S. Navy Vanguard - Satellite Vehicle
The Vanguard blasts off from its launching stand at Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying in its nose a small earth satellite. This "baby moon" is now circling the earth as part of United States participation in the International Geo-physical Year. The Vanguard, undertaken by the Naval Research Laboratory, is one of the rockets now being tested at the Air Force Missile Test Center.
This is a composite photograph produced from 24 individual images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and is the most detailed image of the Crab Nebula that has been produced to date.
The postcard was mailed in 2014.
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The Crab nebula lies in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way galaxy, at a distance of about 2.0 kiloparsecs (6,500 ly) from Earth.
Friday, December 2, 2016
Kennedy Space Center
Taking advantage of the technical expertise from participating countries, the International Space Station brings together scientists, engineers and researchers from around the globe to assemble the premier research facility in orbit. During its career, Atlantis visited the International Space Station 11 times.
Photo by U.S.A.F.
Friday, September 23, 2016
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Guion Stewart Bluford, Jr., Ph.D. (born November 22, 1942), ended up participating in four Space Shuttle flights between 1983 and 1992.