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Good morning! It's pretty exciting to actually hold the book I wrote in my hand. Like being a new parent again!
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صباح اول ايام الخريف الدافئ


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L-433: Logbook

Back in Star City!

Sometimes getting from one place to another on the surface of the planet seems more difficult than going to space. So it happened that I was a bit delayed and only made it to Star City early this afternoon.

Too late for scuba diving in the Hydrolab, unfortunately, but early enough to get an extensive briefing of the tasks Sasha and I will practice under water tomorrow. The nice things about the Hydrolab is that you can raise the platform with the ISS mockups, so you can take a close look even without putting your scuba gear on.

You can read much more about the Orlan training in the attached post on the Shenanigans blog.


#SamLogbook

Traduzione italiana a cura di +AstronautiNEWS qui:
http://www.astronautinews.it/tag/logbook/

En español aquí:
http://www.intervidia.com/category/bitacora/
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Pebbly Sandstone Conglomerate Rock at Curiosity's 'Waypoint 1'
This mosaic of nine images, taken by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera on NASA's Mars rover Curiosity, shows detailed texture in a conglomerate rock bearing small pebbles and sand-size particles.

The rock is at a location called "Darwin," inside Gale Crater. Exposed outcrop at this location, visible in images from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, prompted Curiosity's science team to select it as the mission's first waypoint during the mission's long trek from the "Glenelg" area to Mount Sharp.

MAHLI took the component images shortly before sunset on the 400th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Sept. 21, 2013). The camera was positioned about 4 inches (10 centimeters) from the rock. Scale is indicated by the Lincoln penny from the MAHLI calibration target, shown beside the mosaic.

Reddish dust coats much of the surface visible in this mosaic, but the patch of rock also offers some bare patches where sand and pebble grains can be seen. Pebbles here are mostly gray, with some white in them. Some grains are somewhat translucent, and some are shiny.

Researchers interpret the sand and pebbles in the rock as material that was deposited by flowing water, then later buried and cemented into rock. Curiosity's science team is studying the textures and composition of the conglomerate rock at Darwin to understand its relationship to streambed conglomerate rock found closer to Curiosity's landing site. A major goal for observations at waypoint stops along the 5-mile (8-kilometer) route to Mount Sharp is to piece together the relationship between rock layers at "Yellowknife Bay" in the Glenelg area, where the mission found evidence of an ancient freshwater-lake environment favorable for microbial life, and layers at the main destination on lower slopes of Mount Sharp.

Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, developed, built and operates MAHLI. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Mars Science Laboratory Project and the mission's Curiosity rover for NASA's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The rover was designed and assembled at JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS 

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We opened the doors of the European Astronaut Center to the public on Sunday 22 September 2013 for German Space Day and hosted spacetweeps from all over Europe in the #SocialSpace event.
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The East River, a tidal strait that formed as a result of the last ice age, created a geographical boundary between the island of Manhattan and the Long Island peninsula (center of image looking toward the top). About 11,000 years later, humankind saw fit to build a headquarters for the +United Nations along this river’s bank, with a goal of breaking down political boundaries between the nations on our home planet. Representatives of the 193 member states are meeting there this week. Photograph of New York (and New Jersey) taken from the International Space Station – peacefully orbiting our home planet as a result of international cooperation. Credit: NASA #UNGA  
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Registration for the latest NASA Centennial Challenges compeition -- the NASA-DPI Unmanned Aircraft Systems Airspace Operations Challenge -- is now open! Teams can sign up to compete and win the $500,000 prize purse while advancing the state of autonomous flight systems for aircraft. Learn more about the competition at http://go.usa.gov/Dpum
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“Why can’t you put Marilyn Monroe in the same broadcast as an interview with the President?” That was the founding principle of 60 Minutes, which broadcast its very first show 45 years ago today: September 24, 1968. 

To watch a very young Mike Wallace, Harry Reasoner, and Andy Rooney in action, and to hear the story behind our show’s creation, take a look: http://cbsn.ws/1fyPk39

And to see the very first broadcast of our new season, #46, tune in this Sunday, September 29, at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CBS.
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