August 23rd, 2007

To infinity and BEYOND!

Astro(nautical)-image of the day: Endeavour lands safely

*breathes a sigh of relief*

So they touched down safely without any holes burning through the wings:

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Despite this big ol' gash in the tiles:

(This was taken in space, by the way. Had to share that nerd-coolness.)

I'm still unclear on why NASA uses fragile LEGO blocks to protect their most-expensive equipment from burning to cinders upon re-entry....