MAVEN Atlas V Launch
The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft launches from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Space Launch Complex 41, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA’s Mars-bound spacecraft, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN, or MAVEN, is the first spacecraft devoted to exploring and understanding the Martian upper atmosphere.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
5 Days Until the launch of NASA’s new mars Explorer MAVEN on AtlasV Rocket.
The Bank of Canada’s new $5 bank note features a space-theme with the Canadarm2, Dextre and an astronaut.
Credit: Bank of Canada/collectSPACE.com
A celebration erupts at Mission Control after a successful splashdown of the Apollo 13 Odyssey on Apr. 17, 1970.
NASA concept art, 1978: “Two proposed solar polar spacecraft, nested atop the Space Shuttle’s Solid Spinning Upper Stage, begin a voyage to the Sun’s polar regions by way of Jupiter. The spacecraft, one designed and built by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the second by the European Space Agency, would be launched in 1983. Jet Propulsion Laboratory would have management responsibility for the U.S. spacecraft and would be control center for the mission.” (via)
NJ on Nov. 3, 2013 during a rare hybrid solar eclipse.
Credit: Nicholas Sperling
Veteran space photographer Ben Cooper captured this spectacular aerial view of the 2013 total solar eclipse from an eclipse-chasing airplane during the rare hybrid solar eclipse of Nov. 3, 2013. The photo was taken from 43,000 feet over the Atlantic Ocean aboard a 12-person Falcon 900B jet chartered from Bermuda.
Credit: Ben Cooper/ LaunchPhotography.com
The Rosette Nebula, also know as Caldwell 49 or NGC 2237, is located roughly 5,000 light years away at the edge of the molecular cloud Monoceros, or the Unicorn constellation. Astrophotographer Brian Davis captured this photo from Sumter, S.C on Jan. 28, 2012. The image was released to SPACE.com on Oct. 8.
Credit: Brian Davis
Astrophotographer Chris Bakley sent in a photo of an Orionid meteor from North Cape May, NJ. The shot was taken only a couple minutes after moonrise while the moon was still low on the horizon. The larger star in this picture is Venus, and the moon was behind him. Image submitted on Oct. 21, 2013.
Pieces like the example in this photo were shown in the London Science Museum, UK, on Oct. 15 where international experts presented the world’s largest metal 3D-printing project, lead by ESA and the EU. AMAZE – Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste and Efficient Production of High-Tech Metal Products – involves 28 industrial partners across Europe. 3D printing builds a solid object from a series of layers, each one printed on top of the last. This ‘additive manufacturing’ technique produces very complex structures with minimal waste and maximum flexibility.
Credit: ESA-N. Vicente
Read more: http://www.space.com/23276-3d-printing-space-metal-europe.html
Astrophotographer Michael Humpherson caught an Orionid meteor on Panther Beach, just north of Santa Cruz, CA, on Oct. 24, 2012.
Credit: Michael Humpherson/www.tojustbe.co.uk
Three Galaxies and a Comet
Image Credit: Miloslav Druckmuller Brno University of Technology