Sunday, December 09, 2012


Today's Astronomy Picture of the Day shows astronaut Dale A. Gardner flying free of space shuttle Discovery in order to capture the malfunctioning Westar 6 Communications Satellite. A great potential use of the space shuttles, not really used effectively as the cost of the shuttle never dropped to "operational" levels. We still haven't reached the point of sending up the Toybox in order to clear our skies of garbage.

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