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That was a good Christmas!

That was a good Christmas!

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Russia’s new Soyuz-2-1v launcher standing on the launch pad

Remember that the Soyuz-2-1v is packing the venerable NK-33 engine (of N1 fame) in its first stage, a variation also proposed for the full Soyuz—one in the main core, and one in each booster. However, I haven’t heard much of this re-engining, except in the pictured variant.

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Russia’s new Soyuz-2-1v launcher standing on the launch pad

Remember that the Soyuz-2-1v is packing the venerable NK-33 engine (of N1 fame) in its first stage, a variation also proposed for the full Soyuz—one in the main core, and one in each booster. However, I haven’t heard much of this re-engining, except in the pictured variant.

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Man, I have just been the sickest since Thursday or so. Keep trying to update the queue…and fall asleep at the keyboard. Stay tuned, folks, I’ll get this going again as soon as I stop alternating between sleeping and coughing up a lung.

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asonlynasacan:

Space Christmas and New Year’s from both sides of the world:

At top, a postcard from the Air Force Space & Missile Museum’s Facebook page shows a very confused Ed White and Jim McDivitt being ambushed by Santa, his reindeer, and some aliens.

At bottom, Santa Krikalev is pretty good at TORU and wants to bring good cheer to Salyut… This is a 1978 Soviet card found on Facebook’s Roscosmos fan page.

(via lightthiscandle)

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The Chang’e 3 Lander, Taken by the Yutu Rover

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The Chang’e 3 Lander, Taken by the Yutu Rover

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commandmodulepilot:

Apollo 17 - Unintentionally blurred, unfocused and incorrectly exposed as we love it!

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boomerstarkiller67:

Apollo XVII Mission - December 7-19, 1972

LIVE FROM THE MOON

…Those may the the four baddest words ever

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China’s Rover Rolls! Yutu Begins Moon Mission
Today at 3:35 p.m. EST (4:35 a.m. Sunday, Beijing time), the Chinese Chang’E 3 lander lowered its rover to the moon’s surface. A CCTV television broadcast depicted recorded footage of the rover, called “Yutu” (“Jade Rabbit”), rolling off the lander’s sleds, trundling into the lunar dust. Read more
(Awesome GIFs courtesy of VidOrbital!)

Remember, folks, this is the first soft-landing on the moon in 37 years.

supraspectra:

discoverynews:

China’s Rover Rolls! Yutu Begins Moon Mission

Today at 3:35 p.m. EST (4:35 a.m. Sunday, Beijing time), the Chinese Chang’E 3 lander lowered its rover to the moon’s surface. A CCTV television broadcast depicted recorded footage of the rover, called “Yutu” (“Jade Rabbit”), rolling off the lander’s sleds, trundling into the lunar dust. Read more

(Awesome GIFs courtesy of VidOrbital!)

Remember, folks, this is the first soft-landing on the moon in 37 years.

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Chang’e 3 lander and Yutu rover take photos of each other

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