Category Archives: NASA history

Atlantis Landing In Just a Few Hours

First thing, open NASA TV in another window and watch while you read this. And if you’re looking at mission control, compare to this picture I took yesterday: There was a window with no signal from Atlantis (on the board … Continue reading

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Shuttle Stamp Covers

In the days preceding the final launch, KSC accepted stamped envelopes to hand cancel on the big day. They sold decorated envelopes and stamps (the Mercury issue with Alan Shepard) to make the covers there, but I presume they accepted … Continue reading

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All STS-135 Tweetup Tweeps

Here is a group picture of all 150 STS-135 NASA Tweetup attendees. It was just after 7:00 so we appeared on several national morning news shows who were doing live shots of the countdown clock. I’m about four over from … Continue reading

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The Launch

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I have lots of things I want to post to share the last few days with you, but all you really want to see are launch pictures, right? Right.

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Cape Canaveral Historical Images

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My company, Tetra Tech, has worked at Cape Canaveral and Patrick AFBs for the past several years and one co-worker was given these great photos of launches from Cape Canaveral over the years.  He shared them with me. I put them in as … Continue reading

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Welcome News Sentinel Readers!

I hope you are as excited to watch this launch as I am, be it from Florida, the TV, or where I watched several: from my computer screen watching a NASA live link. And hopefully, I’ll be able to post … Continue reading

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Brief Atlantis History

If some kid visits this page looking for info on the sunken city of Atlantis, they’re in for disappointment. NASA awarded the contract to Rockwell International to build Atlantis on Jan 1, 1979, so she’s a child of the 70s. … Continue reading

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