One of Florida’s most popular destinations, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex tells the epic story of the U.S. space program – from the first day through the present. The 70-acre arena, a gateway to a working space center, takes visitors on a journey that’s both entertaining and educational, interactive and inspirational. Located just one hour from Orlando, Kennedy Space Center is a fascinating place where it seems anything is possible. Here you can meet a real life Astronaut, walk amongst giant rockets, tour actual rocket launch areas, be wowed by stunning IMAX films, touch a piece of Mars, or take a peek at a full size Space Shuttle replica. Complex opens daily at 9 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $50 + tax for adults and $40 + tax for children ages 3-11.
credit: Lee Cannon
Tags: astronaut, Cape Canaveral, Center, Destination, florida, imax, Kennedy, kennedy space center, Popular, Space, Space Shuttle, Visitor Complex
Wind tunnel test wooden copy of Buran (BTS-02) space shuttle scale 1:3 is at the far corner of Zhukovsky airfield. It no longer exists. destroyed. The Buran was a test vehicle in the Buran program. It was constructed in 1984, and was used for 25 test flights between 1985 and 1988 before being retired.
credit: Aleksander Markin
Tags: Aircraft, BTS-02, buran, Buran aerodynamic analogue, Russia, shuttle, Soviet, Soviet Union, Space, Space Shuttle, Union, Wooden, Zhukovsky
Space Needle aka Seattle Center was designed for the 1962 World’s Fair.
Height: 158 m(518 ft.)
Footprint: 36.6 x 36.6 m (120 x 120 ft.)
Cost: $4.5 million (1962)
Materials: Steel, Concrete and Glass
Architect: John Graham & Associate
Observation Deck Admission
Youth (ages 4-12): $12
Child (age 3 & under): Free
Senior (ages 65+): $17
Day & Night Admission
Youth (ages 4-12): $17
Senior (ages 65+): $24
Observation Deck & SpaceBase Retail Store
Monday – Thursday 9:30am – 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 11:30pm
Sunday 9:00am – 11:00pm
credit: David Schwab
credit: Bernt Rostad
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Tags: Color photography, Futuristic, goseattlecard, Needle, Nighttime, observation deck, opening hours, Pacific Northwest, Panorama, pictures, prices, Revolving Restaurant, Seattle, seattle space needle, Seattle Travel, Seattle Worlds Fair, seattlewashington, Space, space needle, Urban scenes
The most beautiful space pictures you’ll ever see. Photographs of outer space are recorded for the purposes of science, but are also often breathtakingly beautiful images revealing the wonders of the universe.
The Helix nebula
Credit: ESO/VISTA/J. Emerson. Acknowledgment: Cambridge Astronomical Survey Unit
Cluster and nebula NGC 1929
Credit: ESO/Manu Mejias
Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: OmegaCen/Astro-WISE/Kapteyn Institute
Orion from Head to Toe
Credit: Rogelio Andreo blog.deepskycolors.com
The hole in orion’s heart
Credit: Jesus Vargas and Maritxu Poyal
Spiral galaxy M96
Credit: ESO/Oleg Maliy
The Soap Bubble Nebula
Credit: T. A. Rector/University of Alaska Anchorage, H. Schweiker/WIYN and NOAO/AURA/NSF
Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA
The Triangulum Galaxy
credit: KPNO, NOAO, AURA, Dr. Philip Massey
Abell 2744, the Pandora Cluster
Credit: NASA, ESA, ESO, CXC, and D. Coe (STScI)/J. Merten (Heidelberg/Bologna)
Cluster Omega Centauri
Credit: ESO/INAF-VST/OmegaCAM. Acknowledgement: A. Grado/INAF-Capodimonte Observatory
Globular cluster NGC 1846
Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA), with P. Goudfrooij (STScI)
thanks to thebadastronomer
Tags: astronomy, deep space, galaxy, galaxy M96, Globular cluster, Helix nebula, Hubble, nebula, NGC 1929, NGC 2442, NGC 7006, Omega nebula, Orion, Outer, outer space, outer space astronauts, outer space pictures, Pandora Cluster, pictures, Space, stars, Stunning, Triangulum Galaxy, VISTA
Queen Sofía Palace of the Arts is an opera house and cultural centre in Valencia, Spain. It was designed by Valencian architect Santiago Calatrava. It opened on 8 October 2005 and becoming a symbol of the cityscape of Valencia. The main building is designed with the dual intention of acting as a multi-hall auditorium and creating an urban landmark of a certain monumentality. The main Hall is at the heart of the building. The roof with 230 m. in length and 70 m. in height is the most representative part of the complex.
Developer: Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias S.A.
Location: Antiguo cauce del río Turia/Old Turia riverbed
Contractor: UTE Necso-Dragados
Acoustics: Alfonso García (García B.B.M., S.L.)
credit: frankartculinary frank müller
Tags: Art museum, Art Palace, artes, Arts, buildings, calatrava, ciencias, dual intention, edificios, Like, Looks, Museum, opera house, Palace, Palacio Artes, Queen Sofía, Reina Sofia, Santiago Calatrava, Ship, Space, space ship, urban area, Valencia, Valencia opera house
Today is a extremely sad moment in US history, the end of the Space Shuttle program. Space program ran for an impressive thirty years. The first shuttle, Columbia, blasted off in April 1981. This was followed by four more shuttles, Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour and Atlantis. Today (21th July 2011), after decades of inspiring millions around the globe, space shuttle Atlantis made a final touchdown at Kennedy Space Center. Space shuttles will be replace by a new generation of vehicles to fly to the international space station.
Tags: atlantis, Bye, Cape Canaveral, challenger space shuttle, Good, goodbye, iss, nasa, nasa space, nasa space shuttle, Shuttles, Space, Space Shuttle, space shuttle endeavour, space shuttle landing, space shuttle launch, space shuttle photos, space shuttle pictures, the space shuttle
The International Space Station alias ISS is an internationally developed research facility, which is being assembled in low Earth orbit. The ISS can be seen from the Earth with the naked eye. It is the largest artificial satellite orbiting the Earth. This is images of the International Space Station and the docked space shuttle Endeavour. The pictures are the first taken of a shuttle docked to the International Space Station from the perspective of a Russian Soyuz spacecraft.
Tags: Docked, Earth, endeavor, Endeavour, endeavour ship, International, international space station, iss orbit, iss pictures, iss space station, iss world, nasa, orbit, satellite, shuttle, Space, space ship, Space Shuttle, Station, USA