venerdì 1 febbraio 2013


Il post "16 gennaio, dieci anni fa... Columbia partiva per la sua ultima missione" dedicato alla tragica missione spaziale dello space shuttle e alla drammatica fine del suo equipaggio, trova qui oggi, 1 febbraio 2013, a dieci anni da quel fatto, un breve ricordo, un rimando senza commenti ma accompagnato solamente da qualche link del materiale presente sul web.

CIPH-SOSO da oltre sei anni impegnato nel monitoraggio dei TLE (Transient Luminous Events) ricorda in particolare Ilan Ramon, il primo astronauta israeliano (primo a destra nella foto). A lui era affidato il progetto a bordo di Columbia per l'osservazione dei TLE.

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Renzo Cabassi ha detto...

Dal sito NASA:

Join us as we honor the astronauts and brave members of the NASA family who gave their lives in the pursuit of space exploration and service to our nation, during a Day of Remembrance Ceremony in the Ames Exploration Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

NASA's Exploration Center is the large white dome located at the main gate of NASA's Ames Research Center. To reach NASA Ames, take U.S. Highway 101 to the Moffett Field, NASA Parkway exit and drive east on Moffett Boulevard towards the main gate and bear right into the parking lot.

The Exploration Center also will unveil an exhibit to pay tribute to NASA Astronaut and STS-107 space shuttle Columbia Mission Specialist, Kalpana Chawla, a friend and colleague to the Ames community during her tenure as an astronaut candidate.

The public is invited to hear remarks from Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden, see a presentation about Chawla by former Ames colleagues, see a video featuring Columbia, and observe a moment of silence. Across the country, flags at NASA Headquarters in Washington and the NASA field centers will be flown at half-mast in memory of the colleagues lost in the cause of exploration.

The Columbia memorabilia exhibit features Chawla's personal belongings, items and awards associated with her career at NASA, and will be open to the public through March 25, 2013.

Schedule of events for Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 (all times PST)

* 4 p.m.: Exploration Center doors open
* 4:15 p.m.: Opening remarks by Ames Center Director S. Pete Worden
* 4:25 p.m.: Moment of Silence
* 4:30 p.m.: Presentation about NASA Astronaut and Columbia mission specialist, Kalpana Chawla
* 4:40 p.m.: Columbia video
* 4:45 p.m.: Memorabilia exhibit unveiling
* 6 p.m.: Exploration Center closes

A decade has passed since the loss of the crew of space shuttle Columbia on Feb. 1, 2003 just minutes before landing. More than 40 years ago, on Jan. 27, 1967, the crew of Apollo 1 perished in a terrible fire. And nearly 30 years ago, on Jan. 28, 1986, the crew of space shuttle Challenger died less than two minutes after launch.

A wreath-laying ceremony at the Space Mirror Memorial at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, hosted by the Astronauts Memorial Foundation will be broadcast live on NASA Television starting 7 a.m. PST Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.

For NASA Television downlink information, schedule information and streaming video, visit:
For more information about NASA's Day of Remembrance, visit: