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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on 2nd June 2017, 16:11

What an adventure and how marvellous to be able to watch live the main points of the return mission throughout today, as well as keeping up with the ISS still in orbit around the planet.

Oleg and Thomas are safely back on Earth. happyheart
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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Kitkat on 2nd June 2017, 17:19

I missed the live showing, having only just read about it here and now.  However, it's nice to have those links to go back to, where you can still watch the 'live' recording, albeit after the event.
Thanks for those links, Stardust.  :thanks:


Fabulous photo here of the team, totally synchronized and harmoniously floating in space:

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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on 5th June 2017, 08:08

Aches and pains all over with the return of gravity.

I like this poetic and philosophical little video:




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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on 9th June 2017, 15:17

Peggy was supposed to come back to Earth with Oleg and Thomas but they needed her to stay up there because there are only three left on the space station till the next team arrive in July to make up the six.

Good old Peggy, still up there on the ISS circling our beautiful planet.

https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/peggy-a-whitson/biography



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Luca Parmitano - there and back again.

Post by Stardust on 12th June 2017, 18:17

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Luca Parmitano was on a previous mission for the ESA.




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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on 8th September 2017, 15:19

Cosmic dust has been found hiding away in those beautiful white cliffs of Dover.

Read more: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcollege/newssummary/news_7-9-2017-10-59-59

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Peggy Whitson comes home

Post by Stardust on 8th September 2017, 21:29

Peggy returned to Earth on 2nd September, last weekend.

She is the US astronaut who has spent the most cumulative time in space, with a total of 665 days during three long-duration missions.

bravo

Read more here:
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/president-trump-welcomes-home-record-breaking-nasa-astronaut-peggy-whitson

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Re: Cosmic beauty

Post by Stardust on 21st March 2018, 15:19

Update 21 March 2018.
New 3-man crew takes off for the ISS.

https://blogs.nasa.gov/spacestation/



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Hubble solves cosmic "whodunit"

Post by Stardust on 23rd March 2018, 11:26

Great reading from NASA.

Dwarf galaxies (Large and Small Magellanic clouds) tug-of-war releases gas into the Milky Way and Hubble shows it's the Large pulling a huge amount of gas from the Small.

Sometime in the future, planets and solar systems in our galaxy may be born out of material that used to be part of the Small Magellanic Cloud.

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https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/hubble-solves-cosmic-whodunit-with-interstellar-forensics



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