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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The mobile service tower begins to roll away from the STEREO spacecraft aboard the Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for launch.  Liftoff is scheduled in a window between 8:38 and 8:53 p.m. on Oct. 25.  STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind.  The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to study the nature of coronal mass ejections and why they happen.  The ejections are a major source of the magnetic disruptions on Earth and are a key component of space weather.  The disruptions can greatly effect satellite operations, communications, power systems, humans in space and global climate.  Designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) , the STEREO mission is being managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. APL will maintain command and control of the observatories throughout the mission, while NASA tracks and receives the data, determines the orbit of the satellites, and coordinates the science results. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd2388

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The mobile service tower begins to roll...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The mobile service tower begins to roll away from the STEREO spacecraft aboard the Delta II launch vehicle in preparation for launch. Liftoff is scheduled in a window between 8:3... More

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078385

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078385 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... More

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078388

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078388 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT accompanied by a T-38 jet.  The duo are heading south to fly over Brevard County’s beach communities for residents to get a look at the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.      The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia today, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson KSC-2012-2370

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT accompanied by a T-38 jet. The duo are... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Media snap photos as space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, slowly rolls along the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is set to begin their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia at about 7 a.m. EDT. Above the two craft is a NASA helicopter covering the departure. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.         Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2012-2421

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Media snap photos as space shuttle Discovery, m...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Media snap photos as space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, slowly rolls along the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florid... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo are heading south to fly over Brevard County’s beach communities, offering residents the opportunity to see the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.     The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Lorne Mathre KSC-2012-2407

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo are heading south to fly over ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, takes off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway 15 in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo is beginning its ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia that also includes a flyby of the Space Coast and Washington, D.C. Also flying along with the pair is a T-38 training jet.     Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency’s most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space. Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va., on April 19 where it will be place on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition.   Photo credit: NASA/Tim Powers and Rick Wetherington KSC-2012-2457

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, or SCA, takes off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility runway 15 in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo is ... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Fog engulfs NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, as it arrives at the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  At the hot pad, the rocket will be attached beneath Orbital’s L-1011 carrier aircraft.      The duo will be flown from Vandenberg to the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pegasus and its NuSTAR payload will be launched June 13 from the carrier aircraft 117 nautical miles south of Kwajalein at latitude 6.75 degrees north of the equator.  The high-energy X-ray telescope will conduct a census of black holes, map radioactive material in young supernovae remnants, and study the origins of cosmic rays and the extreme physics around collapsed stars. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar.  Photo credit: NASA/Chris Wiant, VAFB KSC-2012-3249

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Fog engulfs NASA’s Nuclear Spectro...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Fog engulfs NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, as it arrives at the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacen... More

Two kangaroos playing with each other in the grass. Animal attack australian, animals.

Two kangaroos playing with each other in the grass. Animal attack aust...

Two kangaroos fighting each other in a field / Two kangaroos playing with each other in the grass / Animals public domain photography.

A woman in a white dress skating on an ice rink. Ice skating dancing competition, sports.

A woman in a white dress skating on an ice rink. Ice skating dancing c...

A woman in white dress skating on ice / A woman skating on ice public domain stock photo.

A couple of people that are standing in the water. Twins duo brother.

A couple of people that are standing in the water. Twins duo brother.

Two people standing in the ocean with surfboards / Two people standing in the water at the beach / Public domain stock photo.

La rapresentatione d’uno miracolo di duo pellegrini che andauano a San Iacopo di Galitia

La rapresentatione d’uno miracolo di duo pellegrini che andauano a San...

Signature: A⁸. LC copy bound with: La rapresentatione del angelo Rafaello i Tobbia. [Firenze, 1554]. Bookplate of C.W. Dyson Perrins. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 855

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[n]se scriptae, sectio tertia, res no[n] minus nobiles & admiratione plenas continens, quàm praecedentes duae : in hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opule[n]tissimas illas Peruäni regni provincias occuparint, capto Rege Atabaliba, dei[n]de orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno civilia bella : additus est brevis de Fortunatis insulis co[m]mentariolus in duo capita distinctus : item additiones ad singula capita historiam illustrantes : accessit Peruäni regni chorographica tabula /

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[...

The t.p., with a new engr. title on a slip mounted over the original text, is repeated preceding the plates. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 158. Novae Novi Orbis historiae, liber 3... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are towed to the mate/demate device that will put the orbiter back on the ground.  After a three-day, cross-country trip, the duo touched down at 8:27 a.m. EDT. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner. Visible on Atlantis is the tail cone that covers and protects the main engines during the ferry flight.  Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and included several stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  After demate, Atlantis will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd1747

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- After landing at the KSC Shuttle Landing Facility, the shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are towed to the mate/demate device that will put th... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are poised to be towed into the mate/demate device, in the foreground.  The device will lift the orbiter and put it back on the ground.  After a three-day, cross-country trip, the orbiter/SCA duo touched down at 8:27 a.m. EDT. The SCA is a modified Boeing 747 jetliner.  Atlantis landed at Edwards Air Force Base in California to end mission STS-117.  The return to KSC began July 1 and included several stops across the country for fuel.  The last stop was at Ft. Campbell in Kentucky. Weather conditions over the last leg postponed the return trip until July 3.  After demate, Atlantis will then be towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility to begin processing for its next launch, mission STS-122 in December.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd1749

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The shuttle carrier aircraft, or SCA, and its piggyback passenger Atlantis are poised to be towed into the mate/demate device, in the foreground. The device will lift the orbite... More

ISS030-E-079949 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079949

ISS030-E-079949 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079949 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery is on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Earlier, the duo backed out of the mate-demate device. Known as the MDD, the device is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet that was originally manufactured for commercial use and modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.       NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2259

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shu...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery is on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Earlier, the duo backed out of the ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery is on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Earlier, the duo backed out of the mate-demate device. Known as the MDD, the device is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet that was originally manufactured for commercial use and modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.       NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2262

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shu...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery is on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Earlier, the duo backed out of the ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery is on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Earlier, the duo backed out of the mate-demate device. Known as the MDD, the device is a large gantry-like steel structure used to hoist a shuttle off the ground and position it onto the back of the aircraft, or SCA. The SCA is a Boeing 747 jet that was originally manufactured for commercial use and modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.         NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2261

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shu...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft carrying space shuttle Discovery is on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Earlier, the duo backed out of the ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home flies over NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Industrial Area after taking off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at 7 a.m. EDT.  The blue building in the foreground is the Assembly and Rotation Facility. The duo are heading south to fly over Brevard County’s beach communities for residents to get a look at the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.      The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Lorne Mathre KSC-2012-2405

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home flies over NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Industrial Area after taking off from the Shuttle Landing Facility... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida after making a flyby of Cocoa Beach and Patrick Air Force Base. The duo is beginning its ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia that also includes a flyby of the Space Coast and Washington, D.C. Also flying along with the pair is a T-38 training jet.  Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.     Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kenny Allen KSC-2012-2436

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, flies over the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida after making a flyby of Cocoa Beach and P... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT accompanied by a T-38 jet.  The duo are heading south to fly over Brevard County’s beach communities for residents to get a look at the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia today, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Glenn Benson KSC-2012-2371

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT accompanied by a T-38 jet. The duo are... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home heads into the sunrise as it departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo are heading south to fly over Brevard County’s beach communities, offering residents the opportunity to see the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.     The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Lorne Mathre KSC-2012-2410

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home heads into the sunrise as it departs from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo a... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, taxies down the runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo departed Kennedy' s runway 15 at 7 a.m. EDT.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry  missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. NASA 905 carried Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly,  Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-  013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit  http://www .nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Rusty Backer KSC-2012-2480

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop the Shutt...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Space shuttle Discovery, mounted atop the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, taxies down the runway at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo departed Kennedy' s runway 15 at 7 a.m. EDT. ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prepares for takeoff on the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is set to begin their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia at about 7 a.m. EDT. Above the two craft is a NASA helicopter covering the departure. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.       Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2012-2427

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prepares for takeoff on the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is se... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, rolls toward Orbital’s L-1011 carrier aircraft at the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Operations are under way to attach the rocket beneath the L-1011 aircraft.    The duo will be flown from Vandenberg to the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pegasus and its NuSTAR payload will be launched June 13 from the carrier aircraft 117 nautical miles south of Kwajalein at latitude 6.75 degrees north of the equator.  The high-energy X-ray telescope will conduct a census of black holes, map radioactive material in young supernovae remnants, and study the origins of cosmic rays and the extreme physics around collapsed stars. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar.  Photo credit: NASA/Chris Wiant, VAFB KSC-2012-3251

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Teles...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, rolls toward Orbital’s L-1011 carrier aircraft at the “hot pad,” locate... More

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Duo de Norma, op. 28 - Public domain American music sheet
Felix Bracquemond - [Un duo, d'après Gérôme.]

Felix Bracquemond - [Un duo, d'après Gérôme.]

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Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[n]se scriptae, sectio tertia, res no[n] minus nobiles & admiratione plenas continens, quàm praecedentes duae : in hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opule[n]tissimas illas Peruäni regni provincias occuparint, capto Rege Atabaliba, dei[n]de orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno civilia bella : additus est brevis de Fortunatis insulis co[m]mentariolus in duo capita distinctus : item additiones ad singula capita historiam illustrantes : accessit Peruäni regni chorographica tabula /

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[...

The t.p., with a new engr. title on a slip mounted over the original text, is repeated preceding the plates. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 158. Novae Novi Orbis historiae, liber 3... More

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[n]se scriptae, sectio tertia, res no[n] minus nobiles & admiratione plenas continens, quàm praecedentes duae : in hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opule[n]tissimas illas Peruäni regni provincias occuparint, capto Rege Atabaliba, dei[n]de orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno civilia bella : additus est brevis de Fortunatis insulis co[m]mentariolus in duo capita distinctus : item additiones ad singula capita historiam illustrantes : accessit Peruäni regni chorographica tabula /

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[...

The t.p., with a new engr. title on a slip mounted over the original text, is repeated preceding the plates. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 158. Novae Novi Orbis historiae, liber 3... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

The big duo. Just before leaving for the presidential camp on the Rapidan, President Hoover and Premier MacDonald posed for this picture on the front steps of the White House

The big duo. Just before leaving for the presidential camp on the Rapi...

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U.S. Air Force North Dakota Air National Guard father and son fighter pilot duo Retired Brig. GEN. Duane Larson (right), and his son LT. COL. Thomas Larson, pose for a photograph in front of a P-51 Mustang aircraft and a F-16C FightingFalcon aircraft following flight aboard the F-16C aircraft at Hector International Field, N.D. (A3604) (U.S. Air Force PHOTO by TECH. SGT. David H. Lipp, 119th Communications Flight) (Released)

U.S. Air Force North Dakota Air National Guard father and son fighter ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hector International Field State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TECH. SGT. David H. Lipp, USAF... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  After the mobile service tower has rolled away, the Delta II rocket with the STEREO spacecraft at top stands alone next to the launch gantry.  Liftoff is scheduled in a window between 8:38 and 8:53 p.m. on Oct. 25. STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind.  The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to study the nature of coronal mass ejections and why they happen.  The ejections are a major source of the magnetic disruptions on Earth and are a key component of space weather.  The disruptions can greatly effect satellite operations, communications, power systems, humans in space and global climate.  Designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) , the STEREO mission is being managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. APL will maintain command and control of the observatories throughout the mission, while NASA tracks and receives the data, determines the orbit of the satellites, and coordinates the science results. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd2391

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After the mobile service tower has rolle...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - After the mobile service tower has rolled away, the Delta II rocket with the STEREO spacecraft at top stands alone next to the launch gantry. Liftoff is scheduled in a window betw... More

ISS030-E-079953 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079953

ISS030-E-079953 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079953 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... More

ISS030-E-080004 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e080004

ISS030-E-080004 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, E...

ISS030-E-080004 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Stat... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, soars over the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is beginning their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Also flying along with the pair is a T-38 training jet. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.         Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2012-2432

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, soars over the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is beginning their 3 1/2 hour fe... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prepares for takeoff on the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is set to begin their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia at about 7 a.m. EDT. Above the two craft is a NASA helicopter covering the departure. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.     Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Frankie Martin KSC-2012-2426

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, prepares for takeoff on the runway of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is se... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With space shuttle Discovery secured to its back, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is positioned for takeoff at the north end of runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo departed Kennedy at 7 a.m. EDT.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry  missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. NASA 905 carried Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly,  Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-  013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit  http://www .nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Rusty Backer KSC-2012-2481

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With space shuttle Discovery secured to its bac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - With space shuttle Discovery secured to its back, the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft is positioned for takeoff at the north end of runway 15 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo d... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery flies over the hangars in the Industrial Area toward Space Launch Complex-17 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after taking off from NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility at 7 a.m. EDT. The duo are heading south to fly over Brevard County’s beach communities, offering residents the opportunity to see the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Lorne Mathre KSC-2012-2414

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery flies over the hangars in the Industrial Area toward Space Launch Complex-17 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after ta... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, rolls out of Orbital’s processing hangar headed for the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  At the hot pad, the rocket will be attached beneath Orbital’s L-1011 carrier aircraft.      The duo will be flown from Vandenberg to the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pegasus and its NuSTAR payload will be launched June 13 from the carrier aircraft 117 nautical miles south of Kwajalein at latitude 6.75 degrees north of the equator.  The high-energy X-ray telescope will conduct a census of black holes, map radioactive material in young supernovae remnants, and study the origins of cosmic rays and the extreme physics around collapsed stars. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar.  Photo credit: NASA/Chris Wiant, VAFB KSC-2012-3244

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Teles...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, rolls out of Orbital’s processing hangar headed for the “hot pad,” loca... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, makes its way from Orbital’s processing hangar to the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  At the hot pad, the rocket will be attached beneath Orbital’s L-1011 carrier aircraft.      The duo will be flown from Vandenberg to the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pegasus and its NuSTAR payload will be launched June 13 from the carrier aircraft 117 nautical miles south of Kwajalein at latitude 6.75 degrees north of the equator.  The high-energy X-ray telescope will conduct a census of black holes, map radioactive material in young supernovae remnants, and study the origins of cosmic rays and the extreme physics around collapsed stars. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar.  Photo credit: NASA/Chris Wiant, VAFB KSC-2012-3246

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Teles...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, makes its way from Orbital’s processing hangar to the “hot pad,” locate... More

A black and white photo of a man holding a hat. Stan laurel actor comic.

A black and white photo of a man holding a hat. Stan laurel actor comi...

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A couple of people that are on some ice. Ice skating dancing competition, sports.

A couple of people that are on some ice. Ice skating dancing competiti...

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A female figure skating in a white outfit. Ice skating dancing competition, sports.

A female figure skating in a white outfit. Ice skating dancing competi...

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Two gray cats laying on top of a wooden table. Cat pet domestic.

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A painting of two blue circles on a wooden surface. On wood blue royal blue, backgrounds textures.

A painting of two blue circles on a wooden surface. On wood blue royal...

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A couple of lego batman and superman standing next to each other. Batman superman lego.

A couple of lego batman and superman standing next to each other. Batm...

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Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[n]se scriptae, sectio tertia, res no[n] minus nobiles & admiratione plenas continens, quàm praecedentes duae : in hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opule[n]tissimas illas Peruäni regni provincias occuparint, capto Rege Atabaliba, dei[n]de orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno civilia bella : additus est brevis de Fortunatis insulis co[m]mentariolus in duo capita distinctus : item additiones ad singula capita historiam illustrantes : accessit Peruäni regni chorographica tabula /

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[...

The t.p., with a new engr. title on a slip mounted over the original text, is repeated preceding the plates. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 158. Novae Novi Orbis historiae, liber 3... More

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[n]se scriptae, sectio tertia, res no[n] minus nobiles & admiratione plenas continens, quàm praecedentes duae : in hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opule[n]tissimas illas Peruäni regni provincias occuparint, capto Rege Atabaliba, dei[n]de orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno civilia bella : additus est brevis de Fortunatis insulis co[m]mentariolus in duo capita distinctus : item additiones ad singula capita historiam illustrantes : accessit Peruäni regni chorographica tabula /

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[...

The t.p., with a new engr. title on a slip mounted over the original text, is repeated preceding the plates. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 158. Novae Novi Orbis historiae, liber 3... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

Maos bibel 22 december 1967 - örebro kuriren

Maos bibel 22 december 1967 - örebro kuriren

Maos bibel 22 december 1967 Public domain photograph, 1900s Sweden, free to use, no copyright restrictions image - Picryl description.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, rises just after 7 a.m. EDT from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is beginning their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.     Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-2387

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, rises just after 7 a.m. EDT from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is beginni... More

Famed illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo Siegfried and Roy onstage at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Famed illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher of the duo Siegfried and Roy o...

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is getting ready to be towed to the mate/demate device after its landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The duo completed a two-day transcontinental ferry flight from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Endeavour landed at Edwards AFB after a 12-day mission, STS-100, to the International Space Station. Endeavour will be demated from the SCA and towed to the Orbiter Processing Facility bay 1 where it will begin processing for mission STS-108 KSC01padig211

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Orbiter Endeavour, mounted atop NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is getting ready to be towed to the mate/demate device after its landing at the Shuttle Landing Facility. The duo c... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The Delta II rocket with the STEREO spacecraft at top stands next to the launch gantry, ready for liftoff.  Launch is scheduled in a window between 8:38 and 8:53 p.m. on Oct. 25. STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind.  The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to study the nature of coronal mass ejections and why they happen.  The ejections are a major source of the magnetic disruptions on Earth and are a key component of space weather.  The disruptions can greatly effect satellite operations, communications, power systems, humans in space and global climate.  Designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) , the STEREO mission is being managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. APL will maintain command and control of the observatories throughout the mission, while NASA tracks and receives the data, determines the orbit of the satellites, and coordinates the science results. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd2393

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Delta II rocket with the STEREO spa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Delta II rocket with the STEREO spacecraft at top stands next to the launch gantry, ready for liftoff. Launch is scheduled in a window between 8:38 and 8:53 p.m. on Oct. 25. ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The Banana River reflects the brilliant launch of the Delta II carrying the STEREO spacecraft.  Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was at 8:52 p.m. EDT.   STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind.  The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to study the nature of coronal mass ejections and why they happen.  The ejections are a major source of the magnetic disruptions on Earth and are a key component of space weather.  The disruptions can greatly effect satellite operations, communications, power systems, humans in space and global climate.  Designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) , the STEREO mission is being managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. APL will maintain command and control of the observatories throughout the mission, while NASA tracks and receives the data, determines the orbit of the satellites, and coordinates the science results. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-06pd2395

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Banana River reflects the brilliant ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Banana River reflects the brilliant launch of the Delta II carrying the STEREO spacecraft. Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was at 8:52 p.m. ED... More

Bright Duo - NASA Cassini Huygens images

Bright Duo - NASA Cassini Huygens images

The moon Prometheus and a bit of Saturn northern hemisphere are both brilliantly lit by the sun here, making the A ring seem dim in comparison. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078488

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078488 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... More

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078393

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078393 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... More

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078377

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078377 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – This is an aerial view of space shuttle Discovery bolted to the top of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft SCA on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility SLF at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The mate/demate device, known as the MDD, also is in view and is where transition and retirement teams prepared the duo for the ferry flight. Discovery's last crew members are expected to be at the SLF, along with Kennedy employees and guests, as the center says goodbye to the agency's most-flown shuttle on April 17. The SCA, designated NASA 905, will ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia, after which the shuttle will be moved for public display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19.              For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2012-2303

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – This is an aerial view of space shuttle Discove...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – This is an aerial view of space shuttle Discovery bolted to the top of a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft SCA on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility SLF at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Flo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery flies north over NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility following a pass over Brevard County’s beach communities, offering residents the opportunity to see the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time. The duo took off from Kennedy’s runway at 7 a.m. EDT.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Lorne Mathre KSC-2012-2419

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery flies north over NASA Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility following a pass over Brevard County’s beach commun... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT.  The duo will fly south over Brevard County’s beach communities for residents to get a look at the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.      The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia today, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Rusty Backer KSC-2012-2467

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The wheels of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft leave the ground at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle Discovery's ferry flight begins. The duo took off from Kennedy's runway 15 at 7 a.m. EDT.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry  missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites. NASA 905 carried Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly,  Va. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-  013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit  http://www .nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Rusty Backer KSC-2012-2482

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The wheels of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft leav...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The wheels of the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft leave the ground at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida as space shuttle Discovery's ferry flight begins. The duo took off from Kennedy's run... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is illumined just before dawn on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is set to begin their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia at about 7 a.m. EDT. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.             Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-2383

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, is illumined just before dawn on the ramp of the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The du... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is beginning their 3 1/2 hour ferry flight to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia. Discovery is leaving Kennedy after more than 28 years of service beginning with its arrival on the space coast Nov. 9, 1983. Discovery first launched to space Aug. 30, 1984, on the STS-41D mission. Discovery is the agency's most-flown shuttle with 39 missions, more than 148 million miles and a total of one year in space.         Discovery is set to move to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center on April 19 where it will be placed on public display. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-2388

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle C...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Discovery, mounted to a Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The duo is beginning their 3 1/2 hou... More

La rapresentatione d’uno miracolo di duo pellegrini che andauano a San Iacopo di Galitia

La rapresentatione d’uno miracolo di duo pellegrini che andauano a San...

Signature: A⁸. LC copy bound with: La rapresentatione del angelo Rafaello i Tobbia. [Firenze, 1554]. Bookplate of C.W. Dyson Perrins. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 855

Duo de Norma, op. 28 - Public domain American music sheet
Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[n]se scriptae, sectio tertia, res no[n] minus nobiles & admiratione plenas continens, quàm praecedentes duae : in hac enim reperies, qua ratione Hispani opule[n]tissimas illas Peruäni regni provincias occuparint, capto Rege Atabaliba, dei[n]de orta inter ipsos Hispanos in eo regno civilia bella : additus est brevis de Fortunatis insulis co[m]mentariolus in duo capita distinctus : item additiones ad singula capita historiam illustrantes : accessit Peruäni regni chorographica tabula /

Americae pars sexta, sive, Historiae ab Hieronymo Be[n]zono Mediolane[...

The t.p., with a new engr. title on a slip mounted over the original text, is repeated preceding the plates. First ed. Cf. Church. Cat. of books relating to ... America, 158. Novae Novi Orbis historiae, liber 3... More

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Francisci Draken, qvi peragrato primvm vniverso terrarvm orbe, postea cum ... Iohanne Havckens, ad expugnandum ciuitatem Panama, in Indiam nauigauit ... Secvndo, iter ... Thomae Candisch ... Tertio, duo itinera ... Gvaltheri Ralegh ... nec non ... capitanei Lavrentii Keyms. Qvibvs ... describitvr ... regnum Gviana ... Primo Anglicana lingva sparsim consignata: iam verò in vnum corpus redacta, & in Latinum sermonem conuersa, auctore Gotardo Artvs.

Americae pars VIII. Continens primo, descriptionem trivm itinervm Fran...

Bound with the editor's [America. pt. 5. Latin. Francoforti] 1595. 1st ed., 1st issue, copy 3. Plates have special t.p.: Tabulae & imagines ad septimam et octavam Americae partem ... The history of Drake's firs... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At liftoff, clouds of smoke spread beneath the Delta II rocket carrying the STEREO spacecraft on top.  Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was at 8:52 p.m. EDT.  STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind.  The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to study the nature of coronal mass ejections and why they happen.  The ejections are a major source of the magnetic disruptions on Earth and are a key component of space weather.  The disruptions can greatly effect satellite operations, communications, power systems, humans in space and global climate.  Designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) , the STEREO mission is being managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. APL will maintain command and control of the observatories throughout the mission, while NASA tracks and receives the data, determines the orbit of the satellites, and coordinates the science results. KSC-06pd2399

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At liftoff, clouds of smoke spread beneat...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At liftoff, clouds of smoke spread beneath the Delta II rocket carrying the STEREO spacecraft on top. Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was at 8:52 p... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Just at liftoff, clouds of smoke and steam rise around the Delta II rocket carrying the STEREO spacecraft on top.  Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station was at 8:52 p.m. EDT.   STEREO (Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory) is a two-year mission using two nearly identical observatories, one ahead of Earth in its orbit and the other trailing behind.  The duo will provide 3-D measurements of the sun and its flow of energy, enabling scientists to study the nature of coronal mass ejections and why they happen.  The ejections are a major source of the magnetic disruptions on Earth and are a key component of space weather.  The disruptions can greatly effect satellite operations, communications, power systems, humans in space and global climate.  Designed and built by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) , the STEREO mission is being managed by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. APL will maintain command and control of the observatories throughout the mission, while NASA tracks and receives the data, determines the orbit of the satellites, and coordinates the science results. KSC-06pd2397

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Just at liftoff, clouds of smoke and stea...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Just at liftoff, clouds of smoke and steam rise around the Delta II rocket carrying the STEREO spacecraft on top. Liftoff from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station w... More

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Kononenko and Shkaplerov moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e078372

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko a...

ISS030-E-078372 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anton Shkaplerov, both Expedition 30 flight engineers, participate in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting t... More

ISS030-E-079956 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space Station. During the six-hour, 15-minute spacewalk, Shkaplerov and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko (out of frame), flight engineer, moved the Strela-1 crane from the Pirs Docking Compartment to begin preparing the Pirs for its replacement next year with a new laboratory and docking module. The duo used another boom, the Strela-2, to move the hand-operated crane to the Poisk module for future assembly and maintenance work. Both telescoping booms extend like fishing rods and are used to move massive components outside the station. On the exterior of the Poisk Mini-Research Module 2 (MRM2), they also installed the Vinoslivost Materials Sample Experiment, which will investigate the influence of space on the mechanical properties of the materials. The spacewalkers also collected a test sample from underneath the insulation on the Zvezda Service Module to search for any signs of living organisms. Both spacewalkers wore Russian Orlan spacesuits bearing blue stripes and equipped with NASA helmet cameras. iss030e079956

ISS030-E-079956 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov,...

ISS030-E-079956 (16 Feb. 2012) --- Russian cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov, Expedition 30 flight engineer, participates in a session of extravehicular activity (EVA) to continue outfitting the International Space St... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT.  The duo will fly south over Brevard County’s beach communities for residents to get a look at the shuttle before it leaves the Space Coast for the last time.    The aircraft, known as an SCA, is a Boeing 747 jet, originally manufactured for commercial use, which was modified by NASA to transport the shuttles between destinations on Earth. This SCA, designated NASA 905, is assigned to the remaining ferry missions, delivering the shuttles to their permanent public display sites.  NASA 905 is scheduled to ferry Discovery to the Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia on April 17, after which the shuttle will be placed on display in the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. For more information on the SCA, visit http://www.nasa.gov/centers/dryden/news/FactSheets/FS-013-DFRC.html. For more information on shuttle transition and retirement activities, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Powers and Rick Wetherington KSC-2012-2444

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – The Shuttle Carrier Aircraft transporting space shuttle Discovery to its new home takes off from the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 7 a.m. EDT. The... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, rolls out of Orbital’s processing hangar headed for the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  At the hot pad, the rocket will be attached beneath Orbital’s L-1011 carrier aircraft.      The duo will be flown from Vandenberg to the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pegasus and its NuSTAR payload will be launched June 13 from the carrier aircraft 117 nautical miles south of Kwajalein at latitude 6.75 degrees north of the equator.  The high-energy X-ray telescope will conduct a census of black holes, map radioactive material in young supernovae remnants, and study the origins of cosmic rays and the extreme physics around collapsed stars. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar.  Photo credit: NASA/Chris Wiant, VAFB KSC-2012-3243

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Teles...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, rolls out of Orbital’s processing hangar headed for the “hot pad,” loca... More

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The transporter rolls away from Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 carrier aircraft at the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  Operations to attach NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, mated to Orbital Sciences’ Pegasus XL rocket, beneath the L-1011 aircraft are complete.    The duo will be flown from Vandenberg to the U.S. Army's Ronald Reagan Ballistic Missile Defense Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll, part of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean.  The Pegasus and its NuSTAR payload will be launched June 13 from the carrier aircraft 117 nautical miles south of Kwajalein at latitude 6.75 degrees north of the equator.  The high-energy X-ray telescope will conduct a census of black holes, map radioactive material in young supernovae remnants, and study the origins of cosmic rays and the extreme physics around collapsed stars. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/nustar.  Photo credit: NASA/Chris Wiant, VAFB KSC-2012-3260

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The transporter rolls away from Or...

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The transporter rolls away from Orbital Sciences’ L-1011 carrier aircraft at the “hot pad,” located on the ramp adjacent to the runway on Vandenberg Air Force Base in Califor... More

A close up of a snail on a rock. Snail snails tandem.

A close up of a snail on a rock. Snail snails tandem.

Stock photo: A snail on a rock / A close up of a snail on a rock.

Two people holding lit candles in their hands Candles hand keep, emotions.

Two people holding lit candles in their hands Candles hand keep, emoti...

A pair of hands holding lit candles / Candles in the dark - diy project / Public domain stock photo of a candle light.

An old photo of a bird on a piece of paper. Raw yellow paper, backgrounds textures.

An old photo of a bird on a piece of paper. Raw yellow paper, backgrou...

A photo of a brown paper with a black background / An old photo of a bird on a piece of paper / Public domain stock illustration.

La rapresentatione d’uno miracolo di duo pellegrini che andauano a San Iacopo di Galitia

La rapresentatione d’uno miracolo di duo pellegrini che andauano a San...

Signature: A⁸. LC copy bound with: La rapresentatione del angelo Rafaello i Tobbia. [Firenze, 1554]. Bookplate of C.W. Dyson Perrins. Also available in digital form on the Library of Congress Web site. Rosenwald 855