Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thank You Neil Armstrong!

Neil Armstrong died at age 82 a few days ago on Satuday August 25th.  Among his many accomplishments, he performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space, was the first person to land a craft on the moon and the first human to step on the surface of the moon.  The above photo is of Neil Armstrong inside the Lunar Module as it rests on the lunar surface after the completion of his historic moonwalk with Buzz Aldrin.  Photo Credit: NASA  

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Congratulations to the Mars Observers for their Successful Landing of Curiosity!

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
The above image is one of the first taken by NASA's Curiosity Rover that landed on Mars early in the morning of August 6, 2012.

Monday, August 6, 2012

An Arctic View of Earth

"Blue Marble 2012 - Arctic View"  This view of Earth showing the Arctic, Europe and Asia was created from multiple shots taken on multiple orbits by the Suomi NPP Satellite.  Image Credit: NASA/GSFC
For an enlargable version of the above photo see Blue Marble 2012 - Arctic View.  To see enlargeable versions of the Blue Marble views of the Western and Eastern hemipheres go to  Blue Marble - Globe West and Blue Marble - Globe East respectively (both photos credit: NASA Earth Observation Team).  All 3 photos are from NASA's Visible Earth site: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov.