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"Centennial Rocket", a truly beautiful sculpture, designed in the Golden Age of Science Fiction Flash Gordon style, belongs to Vancouver Transportation Club

"The design was originally created in 1936... by Lew Parry, built by Neon Products at the first Vancouver Air Terminal from 1939 to 1972 when it was scrapped because of rust. In 1985 the Vancouver Transportation Club and the Sheet Metal Workers Union 280 decided to build a replica to celebrate Vancouver's 100th birthday. They located Lew Parry and he still had the original plans... The Rocket was exhibited at Expo 86 and then donated to the city. A Centennial Time Capsule is housed in the base of the rocket, scheduled to be opened 50 years from 1986."

click to embiggen pics: Old New
Article here
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Perseid Pictures: Meteor Shower Seen From Space
pictures from the International Space Station

more pictures at national geographic
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Double Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Delta Aquarids, Perseids to create one of the best sky shows of the year.

article here at the National Geographic Daily News
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Spirit No More: NASA Bids Mars Rover a Final Goodbye

Not bad for a planned 90 day mission! Now Opportunity is all alone....
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Serta Ad on TV: Did you know memory foam was first invented when man walked on the moon? We thought it was about time to reinvent it...

Me: AAAAAAAAAAAArrrrrggggghhh!!!!!
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godspeed, Alan Shepherd
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OK, I admit I am easily moved to tears, but honestly....

NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman & Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson Perform First Space-Earth Duet. NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, circling Earth aboard the International Space Station, and musician Ian Anderson, founder of the rock band Jethro Tull, joined together for the first space-Earth duet.
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Happy Yuri's Night!

Do you remember where you were 50 years ago?

The space ship 'Gagarin" has docked with the ISS!
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NASA has just joined The Commons public photography archives on Flickr, featuring photos from their 50+ years of space exploration.


Jul. 10th, 2009 01:51 am
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NASA’s orbiting Chandra X-Ray Observatory snapped this shot of Stephan’s Quintet, a group of five galaxies, four of which are currently in collision. Click here for a larger picture.


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