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an old black and white photo of a radio tower in the middle of snow covered ground
High resolution American reconnaissance satellite image of a Soviet N-1 rocket on its launch pad at Baikonur in June 1969. A similar rocket exploded in flight in February. Launch preparations had been detected by the National Security Agency.
a large satellite sitting on top of a metal platform
Exploring Space
Lunokhod 2
an artist's rendering of the international space station
Mars Global Surveyor: A New Generation of Space Probes
Mars Global Surveyor: A New Generation of Space Probes http://whtc.co/98ih
an image of a space station with labels on it
Cool Facts About Mercury | Astronomy Is Awesome
The first spacecraft we sent to Mercury was the Mariner 10, which flew by Mercury 3 times in 1974 and 1975. Even though the Mariner 10 flew by #Mercury 3 times, it was only able to map a little less than 50% of Mercury’s surface. http://astronomyisawesome.com/solar-systems/cool-facts-about-mercury/
an artist's rendering of a satellite in space
X. It’s what’s happening
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an old telescope labeled in all its parts
Centaurs, Soviets, and Seltzer Seas: Mariner 2's Venusian Adventure (1962)
Block I Ranger spacecraft.
an artist's rendering of the spacecraft in orbit
Do Comets Explain Mystery Star's Bizarre Behavior?
The Spitzer Space Telescope observatory trails behind Earth as it orbits the Sun. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
an artist's rendering of the satellite system in space, with dust behind it
Best Close Encounters of the Comet Kind
Comets are some of the most spectacular and eye-catching objects in our solar system and they're no strangers to visitors from Earth.
an image of a space station on display
The Stardust spacecraft carried this return capsule on the first mission to return extraterrestrial material from beyond the Moon. It collected samples from Comet Wild 2 and interstellar dust, material that may date from the formation of the solar system. Analysis of the samples continues, and will for years, yielding new discoveries about the composition of comets and the origin of the solar system. #seriouslyamazing #discoverer
an airplane flying in the sky with two people on it's back end and one man
Il y a quarante ans, la conquête «Viking» de Mars
Il y a quarante ans, la conquête «Viking» de Mars - Libération
an image of a space station in the dark with lots of wires and lights on it
Luna 1 - Wikipedia
Luna 1, also known as Mechta, E-1 No.4 and First Cosmic Ship, was the first spacecraft to reach the vicinity of the Moon, and the first spacecraft to be placed in heliocentric orbit. — Launch date: 2 January 1959.
an artist's rendering of a space station in the outer planets, with food inside
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Vostok 1 (Russian: Восток-1, East 1 or Orient 1) - the first spaceflight in the Vostok program and the first human spaceflight in history
a man in white lab coat holding up a large metal object with wires attached to it
Sputnik 1
the space shuttle is floating in the air above the earth's clouds and water
Scale Models
STS-96 / the first shuttle flight to dock with the International Space Station.
an artist's rendering of the multi - purpose space station
Strange Forgotten Space Station Concepts That Never Flew
Strange Forgotten Space Station Concepts That Never Flew
an image of the space shuttle with parts labeled
Get lost in these fascinating spacecraft cutaway illustrations
Get lost in these fascinating spacecraft cutaway illustrations
an image of the space shuttle in orbit, with caption from nasa information page
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an image of the space station and its components
an image of a space shuttle flying through the sky with other things in it's foreground
How Europe's IXV Space Plane Works (Infographic)
How Europe's IXV Space Plane Works (Infographic) By Karl Tate, Infographics Artist - ESA's tiny suborbital testbed vehicle could pave the way for later orbital space planes.
an artist's rendering of the solar system
Newly-found star system has 7 Earth-like planets and 3 may host life
The Trappist-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This graphic shows how the outer orbiting 1h is an icy planet, while inner orbiting 1b, 1c and 1d are likely to be hot and dry. Though the researchers claim that all seven planets could feasibly have water at their surface, it is planets 1e, 1f, and 1g that are most likely to have water oceans
looking up at the solar panels on an international space station
Is NASA Going To Let The Hubble Telescope Burn Up?
Hubble Space Telescope
the space shuttle is shown in this info sheet, with information about its components and features
Russia's Crewed Soyuz Space Capsule Explained (Infographic)
Russia's Manned Soyuz Space Capsule Explained (Infographic) by Karl Tate, SPACE.com Infographics Artist, Russia's workhorse Soyuz spacecraft have been flying for nearly 45 years, ferrying first cosmonauts into orbit, then branching out to launch NASA astronauts and spaceflyers from many countries on trips to the International Space Station.
an artist's rendering of a space rocket with two engines on the bottom and one in the middle
the lunar space capsule Soyuz 7K-L3 that was to be carried aloft by the N-1 L-3
the space shuttle is depicted in this detailed diagram, with information about it and its components
the space shuttle is shown in this diagram, and it looks like it could be used to
U.S. and Russian Scientists Are Making Plans to Go Back to the Moon Together
What U.S.-Russian cooperation in space might look like in ten years: a moon base PopMechanics 7/19/16
an image of a space station with all its components labelled
Progress cargo ship replacement proposed
New-generation cargo ship design is ready
an image of a solar powered vehicle with parts labeled in english and spanish on it
Propulsion Module of the PTK spacecraft
the diagram shows how space shuttlers are made
SAGAN SENSE
Of these 3, falcon has the most efficient lift at over 3% payload to total mass ratio