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October 15, 2018 - Out-of-This-World Library

Out-of-This-World Library  No library card is necessary to access NASA’s Image and Video Library website (images.nasa.gov), a comprehensive consolidated database of space images, videos, and audio files from more than 60 different collections created in the six decades of the space agency’s existence. The site allows users to search, discover, and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA multimedia files from across the agency’s many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, planetary exploration, and more. The collection is growing every day, and it has a powerful search feature that lets you get very specific, or wander through the virtual stacks. Search for “Saturn” and you’ll find (among others) this Hubble montage of Saturn taken between 1996 and 2001.

Image credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA)

Weekly Calendar

October 15 - 21, 2018

Holidays - Sky Events - Space History


Moon phase Monday 15

1829: Asaph Hall born
1997: Cassini-Huygens launched
2003: Shenzhou 5 launched, Yang Liwei becomes first Chinese astronaut

Moon phase Tuesday 16

First Qtr Moon 2:02 PM ET
Juno appears stationary

Moon phase Wednesday 17

Moon at apogee

1956: Mae Jemison born
2016: Shenzhou-11 launched

Moon phase Thursday 18

Mars 1.9° south of Moon

1967: Venera 4 makes first direct studies of Venus’s atmosphere
1989: STS-34 Atlantis launched
1993: STS-58 Columbia launched
2003: ISS Expedition 8 crew launched

Moon phase Friday 19

1910: Subramanyan Chandrasekhar born
1967: Mariner 5 flies past Venus
2005: Final Titan IV rocket launched
2016: ExoMars arrives at Mars
2016: Soyuz MS-02 launched carrying ISS Expedition 49/50 crew

Moon phase Saturday 20

Neptune 3° north of Moon

1970: Zond 8 launched
1995: STS-73 Columbia launched

Moon phase Sunday 21

Orionid meteor shower

1923: First public planetarium show, Deutsches Museum in Munich
: Hubble Heritage Project website launched
2008: Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe launched

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