IMAGES OF INTEREST ARCHIVE
Shown on Larry's Other Place in 2009.
Other images are available by year shown: 2007, 2008 & 2010.

The Return of Buzz Lightyear . . .
Disney's space ranger Buzz Lightyear returned from space on Sept. 11, aboard space shuttle Discovery's STS-128 mission after 15 months aboard the International Space Station. His time on the orbiting laboratory will be celebrated in a ticker-tape parade together with his space station crewmates and former Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin on Oct. 2, at Walt Disney World in Florida.
Image Credit: NASA     For more information: Link

Russian Rollout . . .
Russian security officers walk along the railroad tracks as the Soyuz rocket is rolled out to the launch pad Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Soyuz is scheduled to launch the crew of Expedition 21 and a spaceflight participant on Sept. 30, 2009.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls   Link

Sarychev Volcano . . .
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev volcano (Russia’s Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Sarychev Peak is one of the most active volcanoes in the Kuril Island chain and is located on the northwestern end of Matua Island.
For more information: link and link.
Image Credit: NASA  

Greenland By Air . . .
This photo of the Sondrestrom Glacier in Greenland was taken from a window on NASA's Gulfstream III environmental research aircraft as it flew along the Fjord outside of Kangerlussuaq on June 4. The synthetic aperture radar mounted on the aircraft's belly had just completed the repeat pass of southeast Greenland and was on its way back to Thule Air Base during the Arctic Ice Radar Mission.
Image Credit: NASA/Roger Chao   Link

Final Mission to the Hubble . . .
The STS-125 crew aboard space shuttle Atlantis captured this still image of the Hubble Space Telescope as the two spacecraft begin their relative separation on May 19, 2009, after having been linked together for nearly a week. During the week, five spacewalks were performed to complete the final servicing mission to the telescope.
Image Credit: NASA   Link

Our tulip crop this year . . .
They were a gift from Beverly's niece Danielle from the wedding.

Earthrise . . . The Apollo 16 crew captured this Earthrise with a handheld Hasselblad camera during the second revolution of the moon.
Much of the terrain seen here is never visible from the Earth, as the command module was passing onto what is known as the 'dark side' of the moon.
Apollo 16 launched on April 16, 1972 and landed on the moon on April 20. The mission was commanded by John Young; Thomas K. Mattingly II was the command module pilot and Charles M. Duke, Jr. served as the lunar module pilot.
Image Credit: NASA

Full Earth showing Africa and Antarctica Apollo 17 hand-held Hasselblad picture of the full Earth. This picture was taken on 7 December 1972, as the spacecraft traveled to the moon as the last of the Apollo missions. A remarkably cloud-free Africa is at upper left, stretching down to the center of the image. Saudi Arabia is visible at the top of the disk and Antarctica and the south pole are at the bottom. Asia is on the horizon is at upper right. The Earth is 12,740 km in diameter.
(Apollo 17, AS17-148-22727)
Image Credit: NASA     For more information: link

Parting View . . . The International Space Station on March 25, 2009.
Taken from STS-119 as it performed a fly around after undocking for its journey home.
Image Credit: NASA     For more information about STS119:   link

Discovery Aglow . . . A nearly full Moon sets as the space shuttle Discovery sits atop Launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 11, 2009.
Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls

Obama Reflects . . . President Obama reflects during an economic meeting with advisors in the Roosevelt Room.
He is seated between Senior Advisor David Axelrod and Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel , right. 3/15/09.
Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr
Obama Runs . . . President Barack Obama runs down the East Colonnade with family dog "Bo." 3/15/09
Image Credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr

"Spirit of Goodyear" . . .
One of Goodyear's three blimps, the "Spirit of Goodyear", said hello to us on November 6, 2009.   It's based at Wingfoot Lake in Suffield, Ohio.
It was headed due east, going to State College to be at the Penn State - Ohio State football game Saturday November 7.
For more information about the Goodyear blimps: link

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