📸STS-51-D Launch 🇬🇧 The Space Shuttle Discovery ascends the launch complex in Florida and heads through Atlantic skies toward its 51-D mission. The seven member crew lifted off at 8:59 a.m. (EST), April 12, 1985. 🇮🇹 Lo Space Shuttle Discovery al di sopra del complesso di lancio in Florida si dirige attraverso i cieli dell’Atlantico verso la sua missione : STS 51-D. I 7 membri dell’equipaggio sono partiti alle 8:59 a.m. (EST) il 12 aprile 1985.
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Weekend trip with TX-450 to the Aerospace Science and Technology center in Joplin, MO. A little fbo turned into artifact center was the most informational and impressive museum of aerospace I have ever seen. It’s run by retired fighter pilots and USAF generals. Please pay a visit! #Joplin#Aerospace#flightmuseum
Things are hotting up at the QPE Advanced Machining facility at Gillman, South Australia.
For over 10 years we have supplied components and assemblies that keep our Collins Class fleet a potent force. Working closely with the Defence Primes to meet critical timing on Full Cycle Maintenance schedules.
Now we are gearing up for Future Submarines with the move to a larger facility with 12.5 tonne overhead Cranes, a new large capacity Horizontal Borer and other large capacity premium machine tools including a CNC Mill-Turn lathe for extreme tolerance Defence work.
If you have critical components that are time-dependent, contact us.
Would artificial gravity help astronaut health on long distance journeys? A new study at the German Aerospace Center in Cologne will find out by having volunteers stay in bed for 60 days and occasionally be spun in a centrifuge to see if forcing the fluid back to their legs will reduce the negative symptoms of weightlessness.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration | Gemini 11 | The Gemini program was designed as a bridge between the Mercury and Apollo programs, primarily to test equipment and mission procedures in Earth orbit and to train astronauts and ground crews for future Apollo missions. The general objectives of the program included: long duration flights in excess of of the requirements of a lunar landing mission; rendezvous and docking of two vehicles in Earth orbit; the development of operational proficiency of both flight and ground crews; the conduct of experiments in space; extravehicular operations; active control of reentry flight path to achieve a precise landing point; and onboard orbital navigation. Gemini 11 preparing for Apollo consisted of 10 crewed launches, 2 uncrewed launches, and 7 target vehicles. Apollo | The major components are eight parachutes (three main chutes, two drogue chutes and three pilot chutes) and the mortars used to deploy them. Apollo 4 and 6 were unmanned tests of the Saturn V moon rocket. Apollo 5 was an unmanned test of the first Apollo Lunar Module on a smaller Saturn IB rocket; it carried no command and service module.
Two unmanned tests of a smaller Saturn launch vehicle, the Saturn I, are sometimes known as Apollo 2 and 3. The name "Apollo 1" was given to the Crew. Apollo in 1968 marks the first time humans visited the Moon, with Apollo 8.
Apollo 9 was the third crewed mission - testing several aspects critical to landing on the Moon.
Apollo 10 was the fourth manned mission, and the second (after Apollo 8) to orbit the Moon.
Between July 1969 and December 1972, six Apollo missions successfully landed on the lunar surface.
Apollo 11 – Landed 20 July 1969
Apollo 12 – Landed 19 November 1969
Apollo 14 – Landed 5 February 1971
Apollo 15 – Landed 30 July 1971
Apollo 16 – Landed 21 April 1972
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