There is violence in the Milky Way. Stars are exploding. They are consuming each other. They are having tugs of war with each other’s mass. Images of this violence not only are beautiful and exciting, they are interesting astronomically.
One of the most exiting activities of spaceflight have occurred when astronauts and cosmonauts left their spacecraft and floated free in space. The early spacewalks or Extra Vehicehicular Activities (EVA) were done to learn if man could function free in space. Later he built and repaired structures.
The Hubble Space Telescope has given us spectacular images of deep space objects that not only have expanded our knowledge of the Universe but shown us its beauty. Here are a few of the most spectacular deep space images HST has given us.
NASA’s twin rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, were slated for a three month life. Both far exceeded that. Spirit is now dead but Opportunity continues its trek of exploration over Mars since 2004. The images it continues to return are staggering.
The Space Age has given us some of the most exciting images in history. Rockets blasting off, spacecraft landing, images from other worlds. Here are a collection of some spacecraft in pictures that excited the world.
In science fiction’s golden era, giant spaceships were maneuvered with massive gyroscopes. Attached to the ship, when a force was applied, the precession of the gyroscope was transferred to the ship, causing it to rotate in pitch, yaw and roll. That concept has become a reality with reaction wheels.