domingo, 22 de janeiro de 2017

Astronomy picture of the day - 2017 January 22 - SpaceX Falcon 9 to Orbit

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SpaceX Falcon 9 to Orbit 
Image Credit & Copyright: Tim ShorttFlorida Today
Explanation: Birds don't fly this high. Airplanes don't go this fast. The Statue of Liberty weighs less. No species other than human can even comprehend what is going on, nor could any human just a millennium ago. The launch of arocket bound for space is an event that inspires awe and challenges description. Pictured here, a SpaceX Falcon 9 V rocket lifted off through a cloud deck from Cape Canaveral, Florida last July to deliver cargo and supplies to theInternational Space Station. From a standing start, the 300,000+ kilogram rocket ship lifted its Dragon Capsule up to circle the Earth, where the outside air is too thin to breathe. Rockets bound for space are now launched from somewhere on Earth about once a week.