(Via Rocketboom Blog.)
Happened upon this set of satellite program photos. Unfortunately there’s not much information to them, but I did find that there are a couple of gems like this to be seen here, and check out the rest of this set here
‘The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a strategic airlift cargo aircraft, designed by the Antonov Design Bureau in the 1980s. It is the world’s heaviest aircraft. Built in order to transport the Buran orbiter, the An-225′s name means “Dream” (Inspiration) in Ukrainian.’
(Via HOW TO BE A RETRONAUT.)
The first module of the ISS was launched in 1998. 13 years and somewhere between $35 billion and $100 billion later, the final assembly of the ISS was officially completed today with the installation of a laser-equipped extension boom for the station’s robot arm.
4:50pm EST today. Where are you gonna be?
Google’s Nexus S phone hits the stores tomorrow, so a group of Google engineers decided to demonstrate the phone’s durability by launching a bunch of them into space using weather balloons.