The Big Picture: gli ultimi lanci dello Space Shuttle
First launched twenty-five years ago in October of 1985, NASA’s Space Shuttle Atlantis is scheduled for its 32nd and final launch this afternoon (at 2:20pm ET). This launch – one of only three remaining missions left in NASA’s Shuttle program – will deliver an Integrated Cargo Carrier and a Russian-built Mini Research Module to the International Space Station. Collected here are a series of photographs of Atlantis’ recent activity, as it descended from orbit last November, landed, and was processed and prepped for today’s final launch.
Per celebrare il terzultimo lancio del programma Shuttle, The Big Picture propone 42 foto spettacolari, da vedere assolutamente: rendono l’idea della complessità e grandiosità tecnologica e umana dietro ad un progetto del genere.