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Vista panoramica ....

 

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The View

 

NASA managers look on from Firing Room Four of the Launch Control Center as space shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Launch Pad 39A on Friday, July 8, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of Atlantis is the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program.

 

Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

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Dalla NASA .... aggiornamenti sullo svolgimento della missione ....

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-04.html

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-05.html

 

 

 

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ISS028-E-015451 (10 July 2011)

 

This is one of a series of images showing various parts of the space shuttle Atlantis in Earth orbit as photographed by one of three crew members -- half the station crew -- who were equipped with still cameras for this purpose on the International Space Station as the shuttle "posed" for photos and visual surveys and performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). Seen at the rear of the cargo bay is the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module, packed with supplies and spare parts for the orbiting outpost. A 400 millimeter lens was used to capture this particular series of images.

 

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Dalla NASA .... aggiornamenti sullo svolgimento della missione ....

 

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-06.html

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-07.html

 

 

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ISS028-E-015518 (10 July 2011)

 

--- A nadir view of the space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay was provided by one of a series of images showing various parts of the shuttle in Earth orbit. Seen at the rear of the cargo bay is the Raffaello multi-purpose logistics module, packed with supplies and spare parts for the International Space Station. The series was photographed by one of three crewmembers -- half the station crew -- who were equipped with still cameras on the orbiting outpost as the shuttle "posed" for photos and visual surveys and performed a back-flip for the rendezvous pitch maneuver (RPM). A 400 millimeter lens was used to capture this particular series of images.

 

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Dalla NASA .... aggiornamenti sullo svolgimento della missione ....

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-08.html

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-09.html

 

 

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From the Inside Out

 

This image of Atlantis' payload bay, focusing on the docking mechanism, was photographed by the STS-135 crew from inside the crew cabin. The orbiter boom sensor system and a portion of the remote manipulator system's robot arm are visible in the frame, exposed during a busy third day in space for the astronauts. The photo was made shortly before the shuttle docked with the International Space Station.

 

Image Credit: NASA

 

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Dalla NASA .... aggiornamenti sullo svolgimento della missione ....

 

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-17.html

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-18.html

 

 

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International Partnerships

 

In this view of the International Space Station's Cupola, a variety of modules and components of the station showcase the contributions of the many nations making up some of the international partnerships behind the space station. On the left is the Cupola, backdropped against black space, and on the right are various components of the orbiting outpost, including Node 3 or Tranquility (on which the Cupola is mounted) and the Leonardo Permanent Multipurpose Module. In the background is a Progress resupply spacecraft. This image was taken during the spacewalk conducted on July 12, 2011.

 

Image Credit: NASA

 

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Dalla NASA .... aggiornamenti sullo svolgimento della missione ....

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-19.html

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-20.html

 

 

 

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Aurora Australis From Space

 

This image is of Atlantis and its Orbital Boom Sensor System robot arm extension backdropped against Earth's horizon and a greenish phenomenon associated with Aurora Australis. One of the station's solar array panels appears at upper left. Because of the exposure time needed for this type of photography, some of the stars in the background are blurred.

 

Image Credit: NASA

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Dalla NASA .... aggiornamenti sullo svolgimento della missione ....

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-21.html

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-22.html

 

 

 

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Through the Astronaut's Eyes

 

Astronaut Ron Garan took this image during the spacewalk conducted on Tues., July 12, 2011. It shows the International Space Station with Space Shuttle Atlantis docked on the right and a Russian Soyuz on the far left. In the foreground is the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) experiment installed during the STS-134 mission. AMS is a state-of-the-art particle physics detector designed to use the unique environment of space to advance knowledge of the universe and lead to the understanding of the universe's origin by searching for antimatter and dark matter, and measuring cosmic rays.

 

Image Credit: NASA

 

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E' cominciata la fase dell'atterraggio.

 

Live Coverage

 

In questo momento la navetta è sul Pacifico meridionale a circa 35000 ft. di quota.

 

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Live Coverage

 

230000ft e Mach 21in vista delle coste del Messico.

 

170000ft e Mach 12 gia oltre il Messico. Mancano 15 minuti all'atterraggio.

 

Circa 100000ft e Mach 5, mancano 10 minuti.

 

Circa 50000 ft e Mach 1.

 

11:59 Ora Italiana, touch down.

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Il programma Shuttle in poche sommarie cifre.

 

Since STS-1 launched on April 12, 1981, 355 individuals from 16 countries flew 852 times aboard the shuttle. The five shuttles traveled more than 542 million miles and hosted more than 2,000 experiments in the fields of Earth, astronomy, biological and materials sciences. The shuttles docked with two space stations, the Russian Mir and the International Space Station. Shuttles deployed 180 payloads, including satellites, returned 52 from space and retrieved, repaired and redeployed seven spacecraft.

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Ultimi aggiornamenti .... prima del rientro ....

 

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-25.html

 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/news/STS-135-26.html

 

 

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Last View

 

This image of the International Space Station was taken by Atlantis' STS-135 crew during a fly around as the shuttle departed the station on Tuesday, July 19, 2011. STS-135 is the final shuttle mission to the orbital laboratory.

 

Image Credit: NASA

 

 

L'ultimo atterraggio ....

 

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Historic Landing for Shuttle Atlantis

 

At 5:57 a.m. EDT on July 21, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis landed for the final time at NASA's Kennedy Space Center after 200 orbits around Earth and a journey of 5,284,862 miles on the STS-135 mission and final flight for the Space Shuttle Program.

 

Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett - July 21, 2011

 

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Un'immagine senza precedenti ....

 

 

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Station Crew Views Shuttle Landing

 

This unprecedented view of the space shuttle Atlantis, appearing like a bean sprout against clouds and city lights, on its way home, was photographed by the Expedition 28 crew of the International Space Station. Airglow over Earth can be seen in the background.

 

Image Credit: NASA

 

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Il programma Shuttle in poche sommarie cifre.

 

Since STS-1 launched on April 12, 1981, 355 individuals from 16 countries flew 852 times aboard the shuttle. The five shuttles traveled more than 542 million miles and hosted more than 2,000 experiments in the fields of Earth, astronomy, biological and materials sciences. The shuttles docked with two space stations, the Russian Mir and the International Space Station. Shuttles deployed 180 payloads, including satellites, returned 52 from space and retrieved, repaired and redeployed seven spacecraft.

 

Nonchè 135 missioni per un costo totale del programma di circa 200 miliardi $ ...

 

Una piccola curiosità : gli Shuttle costruiti sono stati 6 , oltre a Endeavour , Discovery , Atlantis , Challenger e Columbia ( quest'ultimi due esplosi dopo il lancio) è stato costruito pure l'Enterprise che però non ha mai volato nello spazio ma ha solo effettuato prove di volo e atterraggio. Fu chiamato così dopo la valanga di richieste giunte dai fan di Star-Trek. Attualmente è esposto allo Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum di Washington.

 

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Veramente impressionante.

 

Trent'anni, e quanti sogni, quante ambizioni quante speranze nella gente che ha partecipato al programma che nell'arco di un trentennio ha plasmato l'era del volo orbitale.

 

Non ci sarà più uno Shuttle sul quale volare, l'onore di prendere parte di un idea che ha consolidato le strade del cielo intorno alla nostra Terra, portando a compimento missioni come l'Hubble, la ISS per esempio.

 

Non si sono fermate le navette, davanti a tante difficoltà, a costo di grandi sacrifici.

 

Da oggi in poi ci saranno le navette commerciali, e razzi vettore e capsule usa e getta a portare gli esperimenti e gli astronauti lassù, nell'orbita di casa.

 

Ora le speranze vanno al volo oltre, verso una nuova frontiera, che qualcuno raccolga la sfida per lasciare il giardino di casa ed andare sempre più in la... to boldly play, where no man, has gone before.

 

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Ora le speranze vanno al volo oltre, verso una nuova frontiera, che qualcuno raccolga la sfida per lasciare il giardino di casa ed andare sempre più in la... to boldly play, where no man, has gone before ....

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http://goo.gl/mxhJv

 

http://www.100yss.org/

 

http://www.bis-space.com/what-we-do/projects/project-icarus

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l enterprice non era un vero e proprio shuttle :serviva solo per le prove sull aerodinamica e l atterraggio era privo di motori e di uno scudo termico simile a quello degli shuttle veri e propri.

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