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Endeavour’s 26th mission was a lot slower and a lot shorter than the previous 25, but it was still full of fascinating engineering challenges. This October marked the 10-year anniversary of the nearly 3-day trip, so let’s reminisce on this incredible feat and dive into what it took to get the orbiter safely to its final home.

The Butterfly Nebula as captured by Hubble Space telescope.

Pic of the Day – 9/28/22

Infrared image of Neptune with its rings and moons, taken by the James Webb space telescope. Methane clouds are also visible.

Pic of the Day – 9/13/22

Amazing image of Jupiter’s auroras and rings, taken by the Webb Telescope, NASA, with and without captions.

Thunderstorms on Jupiter, taken by the James Webb space telescope.

Pic of the Day – 8/10/22

Jupiter, taken by NASA.

Pic of the Day – 6/15/22

Saturn as seen from one of its 53 moons.

Why SpaceX Cares About Concrete

How does concrete stack up against rocket engines? When a launch or landing pad fails, it can be worse than if it wasn’t there at all, creating high-speed projectiles that jeopardize the safety of the vehicle and its support equipment, not to mention its crew. It’s a nice reminder that even the humblest provision here on earth – a solid, flat, and durable surface – is an absolute luxury on another world and of the importance of infrastructure in our interplanetary quests.

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