Space Saturday XXI

I am back with another Space Saturday. This week I bring you Space Saturday XXI: The NASA edition. On this day, July 29th, back in 1958 the National Aeronautics and Space Administration was created. To celebrate that anniversary I wanted to share a few photos from the most recent shuttle lift off which occured on the 4th of July.

NASA’s STS-121 Shuttle Lift off (Credit: NASA)

Space Shuttle Discovery as part of NASA’s mission STS-121 launched on July 4th from Cape Canaveral, Florida and headed to the International Space Station. The lift off was a beautiful sight and I hope I can see one in person some day. Nasa has a great video clip of the take off that you should also check out. You can also check out their Space Shuttle multimedia section for additional pictures and video clips. Great stuff, eh?

Be sure to stop by Tom’s Astronomy Blog for great astronomy info. Also, visit my Space Saturday Archive for my previous Space Saturday editions.

Categories: Science
  1. July 29th, 2006 at 18:06 | #1

    Awesome pictures, Matt!

    Like you, I’m a huge fan of NASA and of space exploration.


  2. July 29th, 2006 at 19:18 | #2

    Wow, those are some great pics. It would definitely be great to see in person. :)

  1. July 30th, 2006 at 01:15 | #1

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