Space Shuttle Discovery Videos

NASA has videos of the July 4th launch of the space shuttle Discovery. Links can be found at

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/main/index.html

An interesting note: bird droppings survived the launch (but are unlikely to survive the fiery reentry). An interesting astrobiological investigation would be to take a sample of those in space, and to see if any bacteria survived. Astrobiologists have speculated that some bacteria might be able to endure long periods of time in space, such as on a meteor traveling from Mars to Earth, or vice versa.


Space shuttle Discovery with external fuel tank


Bird droppings on space shuttle Discovery
Images from NASA

Grace and peace

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s