#TeamUSA at a glance.
Last night’s lightning storm in Chicago.
(Photo: Justin Mehring)
A solar flare caused a portion of the plasma in the Sun’s atmosphere to break off and fly out into space at a speed of about 5 million miles an hour. Seen here is the coronal mass ejection (CME) ejection of the plasma cloud breaking off from the sun.
The city is bigger, stronger, twice as many people live down here now than before Sept 11th — Former New York City Major Rudy Giuliani on Face The Nation
Aftermath of World Trade Center Attack:
This true-color image was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus aboard the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at roughly 11:30 a.m.
The end of an era: Space shuttle Atlantis zoomed back to Earth today, marking the end of the 30-year program. ”Time to make our mamas proud,” flight director Tony Ceccacci told his team in Houston’s Mission Control. “Coming home, folks.”
The Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off embarking on the final mission of NASA’s 30-year shuttle program.
(Source: Flickr / scobleizer)
After the wheels have stopped and the displays go blank and the orbiter is unpowered for the final time…there will be a rush of emotion when we all finally realize that’s it, that it’s all over”
-Shuttle Commander Christopher Ferguson — http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/08/scitech/main20077863.shtml