launch away!   random dump for space/sci-fi related materials for upcoming project(s).
The title is from Warren Ellis' Graphic Novel.

itsfullofstars:

The view 400 kilometers above the Earth is framed by parts of the a Soyuz spacecraft. It was recorded by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst using a normal consumer digital camera in the Cupola set to take a photograph every few seconds. With the International Space Station racing around the planet at 28,8000 kilometers an hour, it only takes 90 minutes to circle the Earth, each orbit 2200 kilometers west of the orbit before.

(Source: space.io9.com)

— 21 hours ago with 179 notes

70sscifiart:

Marshall Space Flight Center “Space Taxi” concept.
[Atomic Rockets]

70sscifiart:

Marshall Space Flight Center “Space Taxi” concept.

[Atomic Rockets]

— 1 day ago with 173 notes

spaceexp:

Profile of an Entrepreneur: Elon Musk and his SpaceX

— 1 day ago with 53 notes

70sscifiart:

Russian orbital station “Salyut-4,” 1977

70sscifiart:

Russian orbital station “Salyut-4,” 1977

— 1 day ago with 262 notes

madddscience:

Чудо (Miracle) - a two-minute 1973 Soviet retro futuristic film.

(Source: youtube.com, via 70sscifiart)

— 1 day ago with 161 notes

spaceexp:

How scientifically accurate is your favorite sci-fi space battle?

— 4 days ago with 164 notes

Small but deadly: CubeSat craze could create space debris catastrophe

spaceexp:

http://thumbs.media.smithsonianmag.com//filer/3d/46/3d46d958-7be1-4a50-a405-7ff2691c3950/cubesats_iss_oct_2012.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg

SWARMS go up and they don’t come down. Tiny, cheap CubeSats are becoming an increasing danger in space. The mini-satellites could cause catastrophic collisions with larger craft, threatening to produce orbiting blizzards of space debris like those in the movie Gravity.

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— 4 days ago with 42 notes

ryvax:

Concept for a type of drone that can fly to and attach to an enemy spaceship hull. The main shape was determined by the fact it is stored in the players’ ship at the same place as the cargo canisters (using one slot)..

ryvax:

Concept for a type of drone that can fly to and attach to an enemy spaceship hull. The main shape was determined by the fact it is stored in the players’ ship at the same place as the cargo canisters (using one slot)..

— 4 days ago with 14 notes

womeninspace:

Like a wounded bird the Soyuz approached the station, but even with one solar array still stowed, the capsule delivered the crew safely to the space station.

Once docked to the station, the solar array seemed to be deployed, it had likely come loose due to the impact and vibrations of the docking.

Image source: NASA, via Spaceflight101

(via spaceexp)

— 5 days ago with 162 notes

spaceexp:

1986-2001 … ‘Mir’ space station Source: x-ray delta one

spaceexp:

1986-2001 … ‘Mir’ space station

Source: x-ray delta one

— 5 days ago with 185 notes