Random Topics on Space History
I've collected a few things that either caught my fancy or are
not properly represented elsewhere on the Web. With luck, this list
Telescopic tracking of the Apollo lunar missions
Telescopic tracking of Lunar Orbiter
Soviet and Russian space hardware and history
Some anniversary pictures from the first shuttle landing, April 1981:
first sight on approach,
over a lakebed mirage just before touchdown,
and throwing up a long rooster tail of dust
during its touchdown roll.
Identification of stars seen in the
background of the ultraviolet pictures of the Earth taken with the
Carruthers UV camera from Apollo 16 on the lunar surface.
Shuttle orbiter Endeavour flyby over NASA Stennis Space Center on 19
September 2012: approach (with same lens as used for STS-1 landing above), flyby, and departure over flags.
Bill Keel |
UA Astronomy |
Dept. of Physics and Astronomy |
University of Alabama
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Last changes: September 2012