- Fifteen Years Ago, International Space Station Assembly Begins
On Dec. 6, 1998, the crew of space shuttle mission STS-88 began construction of the International Space Station, attaching the U.S.-built Unity node and the Russian-built Zarya module together in orbit. The crew carried a large-format IMAX® camera, used to take this image of Unity lifted out of Endeavour's payload bay to position it upright for connection to Zarya. Zarya, launched on Nov. 20, 1998, was the first piece of the International Space Station. Also known as the Functional Cargo Block (FGB), it would provide a nucleus of orientation control, communications and electrical power while the station waited for its other elements. Two weeks later, on Dec. 4, 1998, NASA's space shuttle Endeavour launched Unity, the first U.S. piece of the complex, during the STS-88 mission. Image Credit: NASA
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Happy Birthday to our Corps. 238 years of history, tradition, and winning.
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Here is an interesting piece that is a nice reminder of exactly where we sit in our evolution as a nation, and as a culture. Please give it your thoughtful attention. I an posting the entire post below for those … Continue reading
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To get you over the hump in your week, we will jump in the way back machine. Turn the dial to 1976 and give you a little bit of Skynyrd.