Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Blood Moon, September 2015

Blood Moon
September 27/28, 2015

Photo by Pawel Uchorczak

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Pawel Uchorczak is a photographer from Opole, Poland. 

Douglas Thor, Air Force Missile Test Center

Air Force Missile Test Center
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
U. S. A. F. SM-75 Douglas THOR

The THOR is an Air Force intermediate range missile undergoing test flights over the 5000-mile range of the Air Force Missile Test center. 

Apollo 17 Liftoff in 1972

John F. Kennedy Space Center

The Apollo 17 space vehicle lifted off from Launch Complex 39 A, at 12:33 EST Dec. 7th 1972.

Color photo by NASA

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Astronaut Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr., Sleeping on Columbia

Astronaut Henry W. Hartsfield, Jr. demonstrates sleeping accommodations onboard space shuttle COLUMBIA during its flight which ended successfully on July 4, 1982.

NASA photo

Wernher Von Braun, Saturn SA-8 Rocket

Wernher Von Braun watches through a periscope, the launch of  Saturn SA-8 rocket at Cape Kennedy on 5/25/65.

NASA Photo

A Space Shuttle Made from LEGO Bricks


The NASA Space Shuttle, found in Mainland USA's Kennedy Space Center zone, comes to life with a simulated countdown and launch.

This postcardcard is part of a 12 postcard set from 2015.

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The inside envelope from this set reads:

Mainland USA is comprised of over 20 million LEGO bricks that represent miniature versions of landmarks found in the United States.  Included is an area featuring the Kennedy Space Center with real sounds, a space shuttle built in 1:20 scale and a clock to countdown a shuttle take off.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

ATLAS Missile at the Patrick Air Force Base

Air Force Missile Test Center
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
U.S.A.F. SM-65 Convair Atlas

The ATLAS is the Air Force's intercontinental ballistic missile now being tested over the Air Force Missile Test Center's 5000-mile test range.

Saturn V Booster in Mississippi

Mississippi Test Facility
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Hancock County

The S-II-2, second flight stage of the second stage booster rocket of the Saturn V space vehicle is how being lifted into the S-II test stand for checkout and static test firing.  The S-II test stand is 200 feet tall with a foundation that extends 40 feet below ground and rests on steel pilings each over 90 feet long.  MTF is a component of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama

Official NASA-MTF Photograph

Astronaut John Glen in His Space Suit

Marine Lieutenant Colonel John Glenn in his space suit prior to his successful orbit of the earth in the Friendship 7, February 20, 1962.

Color Photo Courtesy of "Space"

This 'Plastichrome' postcard is unused.
It is from Space, 11401 S.W. 47th St. Miami, Florida

I have no idea what 'Space' this is.  I googled it and and there are just small houses located here.  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile

ALMA Telescope

Photo by Daniil Korzhonov

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The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA) is an array of separate telescopes in the Atacama desert of northern Chile.

Consisting of 66 12-metre (39 ft) and 7-metre (23 ft) diameter radio telescopes observing at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths, ALMA is expected to provide insight on star birth during the early universe and detailed imaging of local star and planet formation.

ALMA is an international partnership among Europe, the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Chile.