Presenting The International Space Station: past, present and infographic… your visual guide to the history of an international 15 country strong collaboration project conceived as our base camp on the journey to explore the universe.
Tag: space missions
This is a wonderful timelapse video from the International Space Station of stars in low orbit. Sit back and enjoy a stunningly beautiful ride around our planet! http://vimeo.com/38409143
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s journey into space. For 108 minutes, Gagarin was the first human to complete an orbit of the Earth and return. Here’s something from the BBC with links and clips: http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/space/solarsystem/astronauts/yuri_gagarin
What will Mars be like in 2020 – here is one possibility! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjiGH9QNiU0 How many Mars mission can you spot? (Thanks for C for this suggestion)
Following the successful test flight of NASA’s Ares I-X rocket on 28th October, it’s interesting to see this diagram that depicts the nearly 200 lunar, solar and interplanetary space missions that have been undertaken in the last 50 years. http://books.nationalgeographic.com/map/map-day/ There’s a …
Forty years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to step onto the lunar surface. Here’s a collection of video clips, pictures and articles from the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/sci_tech/2009/moon_landing/default.stm The University of Portsmouth Library also has a display …