Category Archives: Space Shuttle history

Mission Control: Mission Possible

Our next stop was the Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. Mission Control Center, or Building 30. It’s also know by its call sign: Houston. As in the first word spoken on the moon, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed.” … 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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A Patch-work Post

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I’ve done posts on the mission patch tradition in general (highlighting a few patches) and the STS-135 mission patch with symbolism explained. This examines some of the high and low points of patch design. I apologize in advance for any┬áirreverence.

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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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Jaw Dropping Space Shuttle Images

I thought I’d seen enough ‘super cool’ shuttle images in the past month to be a little jaded. I was wrong. Here is an incredible collection of shuttle pictures: historic, more recent, some slightly mundane, but some the best images … 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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