Skip to comments.Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Three CubeSats Released
Posted on 01/06/2014 5:00:37 AM PST by SunkenCiv
Explanation: Cubes are orbiting the Earth. Measuring ten-centimeters on a side, CubeSats -- each roughly the size of a large coffee mug -- are designed to be inexpensive both to build and to launch. Pictured above, three CubeSats were released from the International Space Station (ISS) last November by the arm of the Japanese Kibo Laboratory module. CubeSats are frequently created by students as part of university science or engineering projects and include missions such as collecting wide angle imagery of the Earth, testing orbital radio communications, monitoring the Earth's magnetic field, and exploring the Earth's surrounding radiations. Depending on the exact height of their release, CubeSats will re-enter the Earth's atmosphere on the time scale of months to years.
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[Credit: Expedition 38 Crew, NASA]
Stay toasty and warm FRiend!
But can they do this?
At the time, I thought it was a VERY scary movie! LOL!
Love those ancient movie posters. lol
I am NOMAD.
I am PERFECT.
“The Changeling” is a season two episode of the original science fiction television series Star Trek, first broadcast on September 29, 1967 and repeated May 17, 1968. It is episode #32, production #37 and was written by John Meredyth Lucas, and directed by Marc Daniels (who was pictured on-screen as “Dr. Jackson Roykirk”). ...”
The crew of the USS Enterprise deals with an indestructible planet-destroying space probe. The plot contains similarities to the later 1979 Star Trek film.
The USS Enterprise encounters a probe named Nomad. Although originally launched from Earth for peaceful exploration, after colliding with an alien probe it has reprogrammed itself to find and sterilize imperfection. The starship is unable to destroy the probe. Nomad, however, mistakes Enterprise Captain James T. Kirk for its creator, Jackson Roykirk, and allows itself to be brought aboard. After Nomad kills and injures several crew members, Kirk is able to convince the probe it is imperfect, as it mistook Kirk for Roykirk. Consistent with its altered programming the probe commences “sterilizing” (destroying) itself. The Enterprise crew safely transports Nomad into space before the latter explodes.”
I am an old-school Classic Trek Fan, so I am REALLY enjoying your postings, ETL!
I have a personal connection to Classic Trek...Leonard grew up in my Dorchester neighborhood, his Dad was a barber, and the Family went to Temple Mishkin T’Fillah where Spock picked up the Vulcan Salute on the High Holy Days. (It is based on the Priestly Blessing in Numbers (may The LORD Bless and Keep You).
Temple Mishkin T’Fillah later moved to Newton and the building was sold to the Alma Lewis School of Afro-American Arts. However, the Verse from Zechariah (”Not by Might, Not By power, But By My Spirit, says the LORD”) is still prominently carved into the side of the abandoned building.
William Shatner’s wife that died tragically in a swimming pool went to high school with my sister.
I remember watching the premier episode of the premier season.
Thanks for the memories! :-)
Interesting. I thought he was pretty good hosting the speculation documentary “In Search Of”, too.
Yes...I love his voice. He is an excellent narrator.
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