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theatlantic:

NASA Now Has an Instagram Account

NASA has an Instagram account.
Oh, yes: Now, between pictures of cats, lunches, friends, and your friend’s cat’s lunch, you can view space photography. Today the account has declared a moon theme, and, accordingly, it has posted:
A picture of the moon from the Earth.
A picture of the moon, taken from a space station whizzing around the Earth.
A picture of the Earth from the moon.
Read more. [Image: NASA]

theatlantic:

NASA Now Has an Instagram Account

NASA has an Instagram account.

Oh, yes: Now, between pictures of cats, lunches, friends, and your friend’s cat’s lunch, you can view space photography. Today the account has declared a moon theme, and, accordingly, it has posted:

Read more. [Image: NASA]

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discoverynews:

even astronauts can cast a ballot!
How Space Station Astronauts Can Vote

Two U.S. citizens may be hundreds of miles above the nearest polling booth, but they still cast their ballots.
Astronauts residing on the orbiting lab receive a digital version of their ballot, which is beamed up by Mission Control at the agency’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Filled-out ballots find their way back down to Earth along the same path.
This system was made possible by a 1997 bill passed by Texas legislators (nearly all NASA astronauts live in or around Houston). It was first used that same year by David Wolf, who happened to be aboard Russia’s Mir space station at the time.

so cool!

discoverynews:

even astronauts can cast a ballot!

How Space Station Astronauts Can Vote

Two U.S. citizens may be hundreds of miles above the nearest polling booth, but they still cast their ballots.

Astronauts residing on the orbiting lab receive a digital version of their ballot, which is beamed up by Mission Control at the agency’s Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston. Filled-out ballots find their way back down to Earth along the same path.

This system was made possible by a 1997 bill passed by Texas legislators (nearly all NASA astronauts live in or around Houston). It was first used that same year by David Wolf, who happened to be aboard Russia’s Mir space station at the time.

so cool!

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The Life of Hurricane Irene from Caribbean to Canada

An animation of satellite observations from August 21 through August 29 showing the birth of Hurricane Irene in the Caribbean and her track over Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, the U.S. East Coast and into Canada. At her strongest, Irene grew to a Category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale and made landfalls in North Carolina, New Jersey and New York. 

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usagov:

This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Atlantis is set to liftoff today, Friday, July 8, at 11:26 a.m. EDT on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.
Watch the launch as it happens on NASA.gov.

We also have a nice video retrospective of the shuttle program over at NPR.org. —Wright

npr:

usagov:

This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7, 2011. Atlantis is set to liftoff today, Friday, July 8, at 11:26 a.m. EDT on the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.

Watch the launch as it happens on NASA.gov.

We also have a nice video retrospective of the shuttle program over at NPR.org. —Wright

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boston:

Largest full moon in 18 years on Saturday
- Move over, superman. A “supermoon” will grace the skies as it rises on the east at sunset this Saturday, NASA reported. It is the largest full moon in 18 years.

boston:

Largest full moon in 18 years on Saturday

- Move over, superman. A “supermoon” will grace the skies as it rises on the east at sunset this Saturday, NASA reported. It is the largest full moon in 18 years.

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abcworldnews:

A Discover blog pointed out this one-of-a-kind image of the moon, compiled from about 1,300 separate images taken over two weeks from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s wide-angle camera.
Discover calls it the highest resolution picture ever taken of the near side of the moon.

abcworldnews:

A Discover blog pointed out this one-of-a-kind image of the moon, compiled from about 1,300 separate images taken over two weeks from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s wide-angle camera.

Discover calls it the highest resolution picture ever taken of the near side of the moon.

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