spacepr0n: the Discovery's cockpit

A quickie, but a fantastic one nonetheless. During its decomissioning, the Space Shuttle Discovery had one of those cool 360 degree virtual photos done, which means one can browse around the cockpit* and look at everything.  As if you were there, but minus the uncomfortable spacesuit. Discovery was the third shuttle to join NASA’s fleet – it did so in 1983 – and had such awesome achievements as being the shuttle which lifted the Hubble […]

Stunning video of STS-131 launch

There’s nothing better than a spot of spacepr0n (well more accurately, shuttlepr0n) on a Wednesday morning. And so, let me present an absolutely fantastic video showing the 2010launch of STS-131, the 33rd mission to the International Space Station (ISS).  It delivered science racks to be used in the labs onboard the Station. The space shuttle featured so beautifully here is, of course, Discovery.  Discovery flew 39 successful missions over 27 years of service, and was […]