Armstrong Burial during Sea

Armstrong Burial during Sea

U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Paul Nagy, USS Philippine Sea, and Carol Armstrong, mother of Neil Armstrong, dedicate a cremated stays of Neil Armstrong to sea during a funeral during sea use hold onboard a USS Philippine Sea (CG 58), Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, in a Atlantic Ocean.

Armstrong, a initial male to travel on a moon during a 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

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NASA Deputy Administrator Robert Seamans, von Braun and President Kennedy during Cape Canaveral

President Kennedy during Cape Canaveral

President John F. Kennedy, right, gets an reason of a Saturn V launch complement from Dr. Wernher von Braun, center, during Cape Canaveral in Nov 1963. NASA Deputy Administrator Robert Seamans is to a left of von Braun.

Fifty years ago, on Sept. 12, 1962, Kennedy gave an residence during Rice University creation a box for since a United States should go to a moon with a Apollo program, an beginning he’d launched a prior year. “We select to go to a moon in this decade and do a other things,” pronounced Kennedy, “not since they are easy, though since they are hard.”

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New York City on Sep 11, 2001

New York City on Sep 11, 2001

Visible from space, a fume plume rises from a Manhattan area after dual planes crashed into a towers of a World Trade Center. This print was taken of civil New York City (and other tools of New York as good as New Jersey) a morning of Sep 11, 2001. “Our prayers and thoughts go out to all a people there, and everywhere else,” pronounced Station Commander Frank Culbertson of Expedition 3, after a terrorists’ attacks.

The following day, he posted a open minute that prisoner his initial thoughts of a events as they unfolded. “The universe altered today. What we contend or do is really teenager compared to a stress of what happened to a nation currently when it was attacked.”

Upon serve reflection, Culbertson said, “It’s terrible to see fume pouring from wounds in your possess nation from such a illusory vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a booster dedicated to improving life on a earth and examination life being broken by such willful, terrible acts is jarring to a psyche, no matter who we are.”

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Wheels and a Destination

Wheels and a Destination

This perspective of a 3 left wheels of NASA’s Mars corsair Curiosity combines dual images that were taken by a rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during a 34th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (Sept. 9, 2012). In a stretch is a reduce slope of Mount Sharp.

The camera is located in a turret of collection during a finish of Curiosity’s robotic arm. The Sol 34 imaging by MAHLI was partial of a week-long set of activities for characterizing a transformation of a arm in Mars conditions.

The categorical purpose of Curiosity’s MAHLI camera is to acquire close-up, high-resolution views of rocks and dirt during a rover’s Gale Crater margin site. The camera is able of focusing on any aim during distances of about 0.8 in. (2.1 centimeters) to infinity, providing flexibility for other uses, such as views of a corsair itself from opposite angles.

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Sunita Williams on Spacewalk

Sunita Williams on Spacewalk

NASA wanderer Sunita Williams, Expedition 32 moody engineer, appears to hold a splendid object during a mission’s third event of extravehicular activity (EVA) on Sept. 5, 2012.

During a six-hour, 28-minute spacewalk, Williams and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency wanderer Aki Hoshide (visible in a reflections of Williams’ helmet visor), moody engineer, finished a designation of a Main Bus Switching Unit (MBSU) that was hampered by a probable misalignment and shop-worn threads where a shaft contingency be placed. They also commissioned a camera on a International Space Station’s robotic arm, Canadarm2.

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The Italian Boot

The Italian Boot

This oblique, night time scenery of most of Europe was photographed by one of a Expedition 32 organisation members aboard a International Space Station drifting approximately 240 miles above a Mediterranean Sea on Aug. 18, 2012.

The nation of Italy is manifest using diagonally southward from a setting opposite a core of a frame, with a night lights of Rome and Naples being manifest on a seashore nearby a center. Sardinia and Corsica are only above left core of a photo, and Sicily is during reduce left. The Adriatic Sea is on a other side of Italy, and over it to a easterly and north can be seen tools of several other European nations.

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Expedition Preparations

Expedition Preparations

Buoys used to support systematic instruments during sea are seen in a forehead before to being installed onboard a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s investigate vessel Knorr, seen in a background, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, in Woods Hole, Mass.

Knorr is scheduled to skip on Sept. 6 to take partial in a Salinity Processes in a Upper Ocean Regional Study (SPURS). The NASA-sponsored speed will cruise to a North Atlantic’s saltiest mark to get a detailed, 3-D design of how salt calm fluctuates in a ocean’s top layers and how these variations are associated to shifts in rainfall patterns around a planet.

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Blue Moon Over Cincinnati

Blue Moon Over Cincinnati

A singular second Full Moon of a month, famous as a “Blue Moon,” is seen over Cincinnati on Friday, Aug. 31, 2012.

The family of Apollo 11 Astronaut Neil Armstrong hold a commemorative use celebrating his life progressing in a day in Cincinnati. Armstrong, a initial male to travel on a moon during a 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82.

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Neil Armstrong Memorial

Neil Armstrong Memorial

Apollo 13 Astronaut Jim Lovell, left, former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, Sen. John Glenn, third from left, and NASA Administrator Charles Bolden, right, speak during a private commemorative use celebrating a life of Neil Armstrong, Aug. 31, 2012, during a Camargo Club in Cincinnati. Armstrong, a initial male to travel on a moon during a 1969 Apollo 11 mission, died Saturday, Aug. 25. He was 82. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Colorful Colossuses and Changing Hues

Colorful Colossi and Changing Hues

A hulk of a moon appears before a hulk of a world undergoing anniversary changes in this healthy tone perspective of Titan and Saturn from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft.

Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, measures 3,200 miles, or 5,150 kilometers, opposite and is incomparable than a world Mercury. Cassini scientists have been examination a moon’s south stick given a spiral seemed in a atmosphere in 2012. See PIA14919 and PIA14920 to learn some-more about this mass of swirling gas around a stick in a atmosphere of a moon.

As a seasons have altered in a Saturnian system, and open has come to a north and autumn to a south, a cerulean blue in a northern Saturnian hemisphere that greeted Cassini on a attainment in 2004 is now fading. The southern hemisphere, in a proceed to winter, is holding on a bluish hue. This change is expected due to a reduced power of ultraviolet light and a mist it produces in a hemisphere coming winter, and a augmenting power of ultraviolet light and mist prolongation in a hemisphere coming summer. (The participation of a ring shade in a winter hemisphere enhances this effect.) The rebate of mist and a accompanying clearing of a atmosphere creates for a bluish hue: a increasing event for approach pinch of object by a molecules in a atmosphere creates a sky blue, as on Earth. The participation of methane, that generally absorbs in a red partial of a spectrum, in a now clearer atmosphere also enhances a blue.

This perspective looks toward a northern, sunlit side of a rings from only above a ring plane.

This mosaic combines 6 images — dual any of red, immature and blue bright filters — to emanate this healthy tone view. The images were performed with a Cassini booster wide-angle camera on May 6, 2012, during a stretch of approximately 483,000 miles (778,000 kilometers) from Titan. Image scale is 29 miles (46 kilometers) per pixel on Titan.

The Cassini-Huygens goal is a mild plan of NASA, a European Space Agency and a Italian Space Agency. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a multiplication of a California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages a goal for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Cassini orbiter and a dual onboard cameras were designed, grown and fabricated during JPL. The imaging operations core is formed during a Space Science Institute in Boulder, Colo.

For some-more information about a Cassini-Huygens goal revisit http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov. The Cassini imaging group homepage is during http://ciclops.org.

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Hurricane Isaac during Night

Hurricane Isaac during Night

Early on Aug 29, 2012, a Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on a Suomi-NPP satellite prisoner this night perspective of Hurricane Isaac and a cities nearby a Gulf Coast of a United States. The picture was acquired during 1:57 a.m. internal time by a VIIRS “day-night band,” that detects light in a operation of wavelengths from immature to near-infrared and uses light intensification to capacitate a showing of low signals. In this case, a clouds of Isaac were illuminated by moonlight.

Issac, a slow-moving storm, done landfall as a difficulty 1 whirly nearby a mouth of a Mississippi River in southwestern Louisiana during about 6:45 p.m. internal time on Aug 28, 2012.

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