Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Indy Transponder 05-APR-2011: Space Edition

Shuttle Endeavour's Last Flight Delayed 1½ Weeks - ABC News [video] | NASA is delaying its next space shuttle flight — the last voyage of Endeavour with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' astronaut husband in charge.  The flight was postponed because the original April 19 date conflicts with Russia's plans to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station. ...

Commemorative Space Shuttle Cartoon from Alabama Aviator - Aviation News | WASHINGTON -- Comic strip artist Brian Basset has created a drawing depicting his characters, Red and Rover, racing alongside the space shuttle as it lands for the final time. After 30 years and more than 130 missions, NASA's space shuttle fleet will retire later this year. ...

Museums Make Final Pitches for Retired Space Shuttles from SPACE.com | Which space museum will win the honors of a NASA space shuttle?

Russia Honors First Person in Space With Rocket Launch from SPACE.com | Fifty years ago this month, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human to reach outer space. And he's has just returned — albeit in name only.

Forty Years Later, Apollo Astronauts Look Back on the Lunar Rover from PopularMechanics.com - Science: Air & Space | Last week, Apollo astronauts, along with dozens of other Lunar Rover vets, gathered for the LRV's 40th anniversary to look back on improvising a replacement fender on the moon and to offer advice to today's rover builders.

SpaceX announces launch date for FH from RLV and Space Transport News | Here's a press release from SpaceX:  SpaceX Announces Launch Date for the World's Most Powerful Rocket | Falcon Heavy will lift more than twice as much as any other launch vehicle | WASHINGTON – Today, Elon Musk, CEO and chief rocket designer of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) unveiled the dramatic final specifications and launch date for the Falcon Heavy, the world’s largest rocket. ...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy video from RLV and Space Transport News


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