News | Space

Notes from the Atmosphere


A bit of space porn for Monday in the form of a stunning photograph of the recent launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis taken from the WB-57 research aircraft over the Kennedy Space Center.

You may have missed...
Scientists Find Earth-like Planet in Nearby 'Goldilocks' Zone [tr]
Hubble Views Nearby Barred Spiral Galaxy [tr]
Saturn Hexagon Takes Rings to the Next Level [tr]
NASA Releases Spectacular Lunar Transit Images [tr]
Out of this World: Cassini Sends Postcards from Saturn [tr]

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. That is so freaking cool!

    Posted by: Kirk Fontenot | Jun 18, 2007 7:24:30 PM

  2. This photograph appeared on another website, which some may have heard of, called Snopes (Urban Legend Reference Pages). Andy described it accurately; however, if you go to the website, you'll see that this photo was claimed to be shot from the International Space Station.

    Posted by: Jake | Jun 18, 2007 7:43:58 PM

  3. What's "porn" about it? You guys are such geeks! And I love u for it.

    Posted by: mikey23 | Jun 18, 2007 8:23:39 PM

  4. I wonder what NASA's carbon foot print is for these launches? Am I going to have to boycott them?

    Posted by: Matt | Jun 18, 2007 8:26:40 PM

  5. Matt, even though I doubt you've ever boycotted anyone or anything over their environmental policies I'll give you credit, that was funny!

    Oh my God, I think I can see my house in that picture!

    Posted by: Zekex | Jun 18, 2007 9:03:51 PM

  6. How the heck did I become ZEKEX?

    Freudian slip perhaps?

    Posted by: Zeke | Jun 18, 2007 9:05:22 PM

  7. Where's the hot astronaughts? Am I on the right blog?

    Posted by: LOLGAY | Jun 18, 2007 10:22:24 PM

  8. Wow!

    Posted by: anon ( | Jun 19, 2007 12:05:33 AM

  9. that is pretty cool!

    Posted by: chris | Jun 19, 2007 9:23:20 AM

Post a comment


« «UCLA Undie Run, Now with More School Spirit« «