Last night at 22:22 GMT (2:22 a.m. in Reunion), the Cygnus spacecraft exploded shortly after launching. It was heading to the International Space Station, carrying food supplies and material (5,000 pounds / 2,268 kilograms) to the scientists who have been up there for a while.
Of course, this is a great loss, and an expensive one (the spacecraft and the rocket cost more than 200 million $). The ISS team won’t be starving though, they still have a lot of food on board.
Video of the launch :
More on the unmanned Cygnus spaceship :
Source : http://www.livescience.com/48505-private-orbital-sciences-rocket-explosion.html
We like being told stories, and this one is fun to watch ! Somebody found inspiration in their office…
Source : http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2014/04/elastika-girl/
What a fun version of the famous 32-years-old poster of E.T. the Extraterrestrial, one of Steven Spielberg’s earliest movie.
E.T. the Extraterrestrial
Do you like it ?
Source : http://www.slate.fr/culture/86739/affiches-films-cultes-gif
The Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield likes singing, and he didn’t forget his guitar when he left the planet… Here is a video of his interpretation of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” which was first released in July 1969, just around the time American astronaut Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon.
Find out by reading the script of their conversations… It is no longer confidential !
Can you guess what this conversation is about ?
Two students asked the passengers of the International Space Station the question above.
So ISS Commander Chris Hadfield experimented it in front of the camera for them (and us !).
Source : We come from the future