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Astronaut Anna Fisher suited up for training in the Neutral Buoyancy Simulator at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama, May 8, 1980 #american #astronaut #annafisher #suitedup #training #marshallspaceflightcenter #alabama #unitedstates #space #spacestation #spaceflight #astronomy #astrodaily #astrophotography #nasa #stunning #amazing #simulator #spacecraft #aircraft #womeninspace #science #universetoday

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MIT's prize winning Martian City design MIT's students and postdocs wins an International competition focused on building sustainable cities for Mars. Mars City Design hosts a competition for the design of unique concept cities, for the day... #massachusettsinstituteoftechnology #students #martiancity #design #mars #city #redplanet #building #solarsystem #prize #concept #sustainable #unitedstates #technology #unique #astronomy #astrophysics #astrodaily #astrophotography #science #amazing #stunning #nasa #universetoday #physics

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Russia building a nuclear powered satellite that could fire lasers to charge spacecrafts. Roscosmos, the Russian space agency has reportedly made a contract with KB Arsenal a research facility based out of St.Petersburg to build a nuclear powered satellite.The satellite is also touted to have a laser system that can recharge other satellites and even spacecraft in orbit. The project was reportedly revealed when KB Arsenal was roped in to study the "space nuclear power plant". An RT report says the space agency is eyeing a nuclear reactor with a power output of between 100 kW and 1000 kW. The report adds that it will also have a laser beam that can power other satellites. #roscosmos #building #space #nuclear #powered #satellite #plant #laser #beam #charge #spacecraft #reactor #nuclearenergy #orbit #astronomy #astrophotography #astrodaily #fire #new #project #stpetersburg #russia #technology #breakingnews #deepspace #spaceagency #science #physics #amazing #aircraft

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Zunum Aero will launch a hybrid-electric commuter plane by 2022 Seattle start-up Zunum aero announced that will launch a hybrid-electric commuter plane by 2022. Backed by Boeing and JetBlue Airways, Zunum Aero , unveiled plans to launch a small commuter plane, combining electric motors with a jet-fuel engine. #zunumaero #hybrid #electric #commuter #plane #launch #future #technology #seattle #unitedstates #boeing #jetblueairways #unveiled #jetfuel #engine #airplane #engineering #aerodynamic #aviation #physics #amazing #design #companys #combining #motors #tech #science #aeronautics

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V-2 rocket..Beginning in September 1944, over 3000 V-2s were launched by the German Wehrmacht against Allied targets during the war, firstly London and later Antwerp and Liege. According to a 2011 BBC documentary, the attacks resulted in the deaths of an estimated 9000 civilians and military personnel while 12000 forced laborers and concentration camp prisoners were killed producing the weapons. #v2 #rocket #ww2 #launch #german #wehrmacht #targets #bbc #documentary #wernhervonbraun #scientist #military #personnel #rocketry #germany #estimated #layout #technology #physics #science #weapon #space #missile #future #astronomy #astrodaily #engine #warhead

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30 million galaxies mapped in relationship to each other show the large scale texture of the Universe. #galaxies #mapped #show #large #scale #texture #universe #space #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #astrodaily #science #amazing #red #color #stunning #deepspace #physics #universetoday #cosmos #earth #nasa #discovery #solarsystem

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Supersonic Green Machine This future aircraft design concept for supersonic flight over land comes from the team led by the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The team's simulation shows possibility for achieving overland flight by dramatically lowering the level of sonic booms through the use of "inverted-V" engine under wing configuration. Other revolutionary technologies help achieve range, payload and environmental goals. This concept is one of two designs presented in April, 2010 to the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate for its NASA Research Announcement funded studies into advanced supersonic cruise aircraft that could enter service in the 2030-2035 timeframe. #supersonic #green #machine #future #aircraft #designs #concept #nasa #lockheedmartin #defence #corporation #cruise #environmental #technology #astronomy #astrophotography #astrodaily #sonic #booms #perfect #engine #revolutionary #flight #space #spacestation #universetoday #amazing #hightech #unitedstates

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Vostok 1 ( first manned spaceflight in history, launched on April 12, 1961 from Baikonur Cosmodrome with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin) #vostok1 #first #manned #spaceflight #history #launch #soviet #cosmonaut #yurigagarin #roscosmos #russia #space #spacestation #astronomy #astrodaily #astrophotography #universetoday #technology #spacecraft #aircraft #baikonur #cosmodrome #kazakhstan #stunning #amazing #design #science

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This is a recent NASA diagram summing up the past, present and future of US rocketry. The rockets are arranged from left to right in order of size. There is a scale in feet running up the side.. #nasa #diagram #unitedstates #rockets #past #present #future #scale #feet #launch #vehicles #rocketry #space #spacestation #technology #small #medium #heavy #superheavy #science #astronomy #astrophotography #astrodaily #spacecraft #amazing #designs #aircraft #universetoday #stunning

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Solar Evaporation Ponds Near Moab, Utah A photograph from the International Space Station of solar evaporation ponds outside the city of Moab, Utah. There are 23 colorful ponds spread across 400 acres. They are part of a large operation to mine potassium chloride more commonly referred to as muriate of potash (MOP) from ore buried underground. MOP is in high demand as fertilizer beceause they are no easy substitutes for potassium an essential nutrient for plant growth... #solar #evaporation #ponds #moab #city #utah #desert #unitedstates #iss #different #colorful #spread #space #spacestation #universetoday #astronomy #astrobiology #underground #astrophotography #nice #photograph #nasa #potassiumchloride #chemical #earth #science #potash #mineral #production

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The first four rocket designs used to launch man into space (L-R): Vostok (USSR 1961), Mercury - Redstone (US 1961), Mercury - Atlas (US 1962), Gemini- Titan (US 1965) #first #rocket #designs #launch #into #space #vostok #mercury #gemini #unitedstates #russia #nasa #roscosmos #spacecraft #aircraft #technology #astronomy #astrophotography #science #universetoday #astrodaily #amazing #spacestation #stunning

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Neil Armstrong, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin with the Saturn 5 rocket that would take them to the moon in the background. #neilarmstrong #mikecollins #buzzaldrin #saturn5 #rocket #moon #apollo #mission #skylab #spacestation #earth #nasa #space #discovery #universetoday #orbit #astronomy #astrophotography #american #astronauts #magnificient #spacewalk #spacecraft #aircraft #wonderful #photo

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NGC 7000, also known as the North America Nebula, is a giant emission nebula in the constellation of Cygnus. The nebula is being energized by the light from stars embedded within. it is a very large area of emission nebulosity extending some 2,5 degrees to the east of Deneb. it was discovered in the early 1890's during experiments into wide field astrophotography.The North America Nebula : a vivid 20 light year long emission nebula lying approximately 1500 LY's away. #northamerica #nebula #emission #lightyear #constellation #stars #space #universe #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #wonderful #earth #visible #science #physics #brightness #cosmos #astrodaily #hydrogen #discovery #telescope #hubble #colors

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Cassiopeia A Supernova Cassiopeia A (Cas A) is a supernova remnant located in the constellation Cassiopeia. it lies at an approximate distance of 11000 light years from Earth and has a diameter of about 10 light years. Cassiopeia A is the remnant of a supernova that first became visible from Earth about 300 years ago. There are no recorded sightings of the supernova event, likely due to its light having been absorbed by interstellar dust.The supernova however, may have been recorded by the English astronomer John Flamsteed , who noted a sixth magnitude star on August 16, 1680 and recorded it as 3 Cassiopeiae. 3 Cassiopeiae is a hypothethical star, one that doesn't correspond to any star observed today. its position, as given by Flamsteed is within 10 arcminutes of the Cas A radio source. #cassiopeiaa #supernova #remnant #constellation #lightyear #earth #distance #diameter #visible #interstellar #star #cosmos #universe #space #astronomy #astrophysics #astrophotography #english #astronomer #awesome #science #physics #nasa

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