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  1. Robby

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    Looking Back: Aircraft Engineering Research Conference at Langley's Full Scale Tunnel, 1934

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    This year, NASA is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the agency’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. In Langley's early years of crafting flight, aviation pioneers flocked to the center for engineering conferences. This photo was taken in Langley's Full Scale Tunnel during the 1934 Aircraft Engineering Research Conference. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

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    This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Hubble Spots a Barred Lynx Spiral

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    NGC 2500 is a particular kind of spiral galaxy known as a barred spiral, its wispy arms swirling out from a bright, elongated core. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    NASA Langley and the Space Race

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    Neil Armstrong trained for the Apollo 11 mission at NASA Langley's Lunar Landing Research Facility on equipment that cancelled all but one-sixth of Earth's gravitational force. Armstrong offered perhaps the greatest tribute to the importance of his training when asked what it was like to land on the moon, replying, "Like Langley." (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    NASA Evaluates How Crew Will Exit Orion Spacecraft

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    When astronauts return to Earth from destinations beyond the moon in NASA’s Orion spacecraft and splashdown in the Pacific Ocean, they’ll still need to safely get out of the spacecraft and back on dry land. Using the waters off the coast of Galveston, a NASA and Department of Defense team tested Orion exit procedures on July 10-14, 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    July 14 Solar Flare and a Coronal Mass Ejection

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    A medium-sized (M2) solar flare and a coronal mass ejection erupted from the same, large active region of the sun on July 14, 2017. The flare lasted almost two hours, quite a long duration. The coils arcing over this active region are particles spiraling along magnetic field lines. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
  7. sci-fi-dude

    sci-fi-dude Keep cool, its Sci-fi dude

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    Nice images.
     
  8. Robby

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    Lunar Module at Tranquility Base

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    This photograph of the Lunar Module at Tranquility Base was taken by Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission, from the rim of Little West Crater on the lunar surface. Armstrong's shadow and the shadow of the camera are visible in the foreground. This is the furthest distance from the lunar module traveled by either astronaut while on the moon. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Enhanced Color Panorama Above 'Perseverance Valley' on Mars

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    Toward the right side of this enhanced-color scene is a broad notch in the crest of the western rim of Endeavour Crater on Mars. Wheel tracks in that area were left by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity as it observed "Perseverance Valley" from above in the spring of 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Hubble’s Hunting Dog Galaxy

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    Tucked away in the small northern constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs) is the galaxy NGC 4242. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Watching the Aurora From Orbit

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    Expedition 52 Flight Engineer Jack Fischer of NASA shared photos and time-lapse video of a glowing green aurora seen from his vantage point 250 miles up, aboard the International Space Station. This aurora photo was taken on June 26, 2017. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Expedition 52 Soyuz Rollout

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    The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday, July 26, 2017. The Expedition 52 crew is scheduled to launch to the International Space Station aboard the Soyuz on Friday, July 28, at 11:41 a.m. EDT (9:41 p.m. Baikonur time). (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Haze on the Horizon

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    This false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond Saturn's sunlit horizon. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    I love this last one. The "haze" seems to move back and forth as you scroll. Beautiful picture though.
     
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    Expedition 52 Soyuz Launches to the Space Station

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    The Soyuz MS-05 rocket is launched with Expedition 52 flight engineer Sergei Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos, flight engineer Randy Bresnik of NASA, and flight engineer Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency), Friday, July 28, 2017 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Sunrise Through the Solar Arrays

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    On July 26, 2017, a member of the Expedition 52 crew aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of one of the 16 sunrises they experience every day, as the orbiting laboratory travels around Earth. One of the solar panels that provides power to the station is seen in the upper left. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    August 1, 1971 - Second Apollo 15 Moonwalk

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    This mini-panorama combines two photographs taken by Apollo 15 lunar module pilot Jim Irwin, from the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) site, at the end of the second Apollo 15 moonwalk on August 1, 1971. Apollo 15 was the fourth crewed mission to land on the Moon. (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
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    Space Station Flyover of Super Typhoon Noru

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    NASA astronaut Randy Bresnik photographed Super Typhoon Noru on August 1, 2017, as the International Space Station passed overhead. He shared images of the massive storm on social media, writing, "Super Typhoon #Noru, amazing the size of this weather phenomenon, you can almost sense its power from 250 miles above." (More at NASA Picture of The Day)
     
  19. sci-fi-dude

    sci-fi-dude Keep cool, its Sci-fi dude

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    Ok Robbie, what is the Dark Nite doing floating around our planet? This one has me stumped...[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    If the rocket nerds near by would take a close look at that rocket, they should notice that that is a German V-2 that's has been in service since ww-2, its at the base of the booster,[​IMG] Good ol' German inventions, and everyone is good at copying,;):ROFLMAO:
     

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