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Atlantis’ last trip to the assembly building

Posted in Art, Photos, space with tags , , , on May 17, 2011 by peeancefreeance

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Lunar Eclipse Feb. 2008

Posted in Photos, Science, space with tags , , on February 21, 2008 by peeancefreeance

Total lunar eclipse as seen from Pennsylvania, USA on February 20th, 2008.
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Crippled Spy Satellite Will Crash to Earth

Posted in Science, space on January 27, 2008 by peeancefreeance

spy¬†satelliteA U.S. spy satellite has lost power and “government officials” predict that it will come crashing to earth in late February or early March.

The satellite, which no longer can be controlled, could contain hazardous materials, and it is unknown where on the planet it might come down, they said. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because the information is classified as secret.

“Appropriate government agencies are monitoring the situation,” said Gordon Johndroe, a spokesman for the National Security Council, when asked about the situation after it was disclosed by other officials. “Numerous satellites over the years have come out of orbit and fallen harmlessly. We are looking at potential options to mitigate any possible damage this satellite may cause.”

Read more here: Spy satellite loses power, may fall to Earth