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Space Shuttle Rising
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http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150524.html

What's that rising from the clouds? The space shuttle. Sometimes, if you looked out the window of an airplane at just the right place and time, you could have seen something very unusual -- a space shuttle launching to orbit. Images of the rising shuttle and its plume became widely circulated over the web shortly after Endeavour's final launch in 2011 May. The above image was taken from a shuttle training aircraft by NASA and is not copyrighted. Taken well above the clouds, the image can be matched with similar images of the same shuttle plume taken below the clouds. Hot glowing gasses expelled by the engines are visible near the rising shuttle, as well as a long smoke plume. A shadow of the plume appears on the cloud deck, indicating the direction of the Sun. The US Space Shuttle program concluded in 2011, and Endeavour can now be visited at the California Science Center.
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Uno de los sueños de Carl Sagan, la posibilidad de navegar por los confines del espacio con una nave impulsada mediante velas solares, está a punto de convertirse en realidad, gracias a LightSail u...
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OK. They deserve a couple of tickets :)

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Two amateur astronomers launched a model "Star Wars" X-wing vehicle into near space — over 20 miles above the Earths' surface — and captured the flight on video.
Two amateur astronomers launched a model "Star Wars" X-wing vehicle into near space — over 20 miles above the Earths' surface — and captured the flight on video.
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pkg 1.5
Many exciting new changes in PKG 1.5.
pkg 1.5.0 is out. Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org. Tue Apr 14 20:05:05 UTC 2015. Previous message (by thread): [GEOM] Disk IO error when resyncing gmirror -> massive hang in D state; Next message (by thread): pkg 1.5.0 is out; Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [ author ] ...
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This is not just an outdated calendar... It's been signed by Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev!
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Human Spaceflight & Operations image of the week: ESA astronaut Claude Nicollier working with a power screwdriver during a spacewalk to repair the +Hubble Space Telescope in 2000. This week marks 25 years since the launch of Hubble on 24 April 1990.

Details: http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2000/09/Claude_Nicollier_repairing_Hubble

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Tal como comentan varios usuarios en Phoronix, y en los foros de algunas de las distros más populares de Linux, las ultimas versiones del linux kernel (de 4.0.2 en adelante) estarían creando proble...
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<Combined with  日本語 / Japanese  page> We are collecting signatures in order to appeal to the City of Kobe for the continuation of Kobe International Flute Competition, hoping this activity help the event to be better known in Kobe and around the world. The Kobe International Flute Competition is an event highly evaluated as one of the top flute competitions in the world and is also a member of the World Federation of International Music Compe...
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Carrying more than 6,000 pounds of food, fuel, and supplies for the International Space Station crew, the unpiloted ISS Progress 59 cargo craft launched at 3:09 a.m. EDT (1:09 p.m. local time in Baikonur) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
 
At the time of launch, the International Space Station​ was flying about 257 miles over northeast Kazakhstan near the Russian border, having flown over the launch site two and a half minutes before lift off.
 
Less than 10 minutes after launch, the resupply ship reached preliminary orbit and deployed its solar arrays and navigational antennas as planned. 

Russian flight controllers notified the crew members that Progress will make a two-day, 34-orbit rendezvous to the station instead of the planned four-orbit, six-hour journey after telemetry could not confirm the Kurs automated rendezvous antennas deployed. 
The Russian cargo craft now is scheduled to arrive at the space station Thursday morning at approximately 5:03 a.m. EDT/9:03 UTC. The two-day rendezvous is a planned backup. 
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Japan's maglev bullet train breaks 12-year speed record

A Japanese maglev bullet train owned by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) made history last week by hitting a top speed of 590 k/h (366 mph) on a test run through the Yamanashi prefecture in central Japan.
The train can achieve such ridiculous speeds because rather than running directly on tracks, which causes a whole lot of friction, it’s suspended above the rails using very powerful magnetic levitation - "Maglev" is an abbreviation of "magnetic levitation".

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A Japanese maglev bullet train owned by the Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) made history last week by hitting a top speed of 590 k/h (366 mph) on a test run through the Yamanashi prefecture in central Japan. The train can achieve such ridiculous speeds because rather than running directly on tracks, which causes a whole lot of friction, it’s suspended above the rails using very powerful magnetic levitation - "Maglev" is an abbreviati...
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