Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Orbiter Vehicle 103... a.k.a. Discovery... Back in business again.

The Space Shuttle Discovery launches on STS-114... NASA's Return to Flight mission.

EDIT: I'm too lazy to post up a separate entry with this photo, so here you go:

The Space Shuttle Discovery lands at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

Too bad the shuttle fleet is now grounded because that stupid foam problem hasn't been fixed.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Parno's legacy, standing by. The result of my hundred-dollar donation to my alma mater... How's that for wise spending? My middle name has been edited out since it's also a cuss word. No it's not.

My engraved brick. =)

Monday, July 04, 2005

An image by the Deep Impact spacecraft showing the explosion that took place after the 'Impactor' slammed into Comet Tempel 1's nucleus.

HAPPY 4th OF JULY, EVERYONE!! Around 11 PM Pacific Standard Time last night, the "Impactor" released from the Deep Impact spacecraft struck Comet Tempel 1, which marked the first time a manmade object touched the surface of a comet (that sounds kinda...sexual, does it? Or is my mind that corrupted?). I'd be thrilled, if I wasn't bummed out on the fact that a compact disc bearing my name, and 625,000 others (click here to read more about that), wasn't vaporized along with the Impactor. Oh well. In other space news, Discovery is only nine days away from marking the space shuttle's return to space. "Woohoo!" if you're a geek and "Blah" if you're not. Guess which one I am. (Actually, don't answer that.) Click here to read an earlier rant I had about my name being torn into millions of pieces in space, hahaha.

The Space Shuttle Discovery lies atop its pad at Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.