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STS-115 Watch

Launch Blog: 9:38 a.m. – The “go” was given by launch control to close and seal the orbiter’s hatch. Shuttle info: Sept. 8, 10:05 a.m. EDTThe hatch into Atlantis’ crew cabin has been locked and sealed for flight following the seating of all six STS-115 astronauts inside the ship. The crew members continue to flip […]


Those of you who’s cable or satellite operator has seen fit to include NASA TV in your channel lineup – or who happen to live close enough to the Kennedy Space Center, of course – can watch a shuttle launch this afternoon. According to NASA’s website, STS-115 will deliver a truss and other key components […]

The Grandest Canyon

If Google Mars wasn’t enough for you, NASA has made available new view of the biggest canyon in the solar system, merging hundreds of photos from NASA’s Mars Odyssey orbiter. Mariner Valley is 10 times longer, 5 times deeper, and 20 times wider than Earth’s Grand Canyon. Here’s a link to their flythough movie (QuickTime). […]

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