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The scientific tourist #335 — the Apollo 14 capsule

On display at the Kennedy Space Center near Titusville, Florida — it’s the Apollo 14 capsule (command module), a.k.a. Kitty Hawk… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #255 — under the skin

An Apollo lunar module prototype on display at the Kansas Cosmosphere… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #247 — Corona

Coming to you from the Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Florida — it’s a model of Corona… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #243 — Boilerplate Mercury capsule

This week’s image comes to you from the Air Force Space and Missile History Center at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. It’s a boilerplate (“dummy”) Mercury spacecraft… Continue reading

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Casual Friday — Fobos-Grunt, how it was *supposed* to happen

Well, if you are at all tuned into space news, you’ve heard that the Russian space agency’s latest attempt to send a spacecraft to Mars is pretty much dead. Here’s a video (11+ minutes long) of how things were supposed to play out…

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The scientific tourist #165 — Vanguard TV-3

The star of a very non-photogenic launch failure, but the forerunner of many later successful satellites…

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Casual Friday — one last Discovery

A quick bit of video showing the space shuttle Discovery’s last return from orbit

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Casual Friday — NASA Day of Remembrance

NASA Television’s video remembrance of the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia crews…

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Casual Friday — Commemorating the shuttle

Since the space shuttle program is planned to wind down next year, it seemed fitting for this News Year edition of “Casual Friday” to play host to this video pulled together by a couple of Glenn Research Center engineers — it’s a “greatest hits” collection of space shuttle launch video…

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The scientific tourist #151 — Vega

The Vega spacecraft and landing system at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum…

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