Time lapse video of Earth by NASA Satellites/Spacestation
Absolutely Beautiful.

Inside the cabin during a space shuttle launch
Thanks to bbruin14.

Twitter Chatter
NASA – International Space Station tracking
Lots of folks asking where we are, what we see right now.
Go here to find us –
Roll your mouse over the Space Station on map 
and it will show you who is currently aboard SS.
This is FUN
This NASA site enables you to see the ISS 

as it zooms across the sky.

International Space Station flight sightings for Sydney
from 30 January through to Sat Feb 13 are located here –

Trivia: On a clear day/night it should be see-able! …lol
or you may need a telescope for a clearer view.

Absolutely amazing.
Currently watching NasaTV on my computer and it is televising LIVE the arrival of Atlantis from the International Space Station. The Atlantis will touch down in 7 minutes at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida time of Friday 8.44am. The time in Sydney is now Saturday
 1.40am Aust EST.
(Nasa Photo)

Atlantis and Crew Prepare for Flight
The STS-129 mission will be commanded by Charles O. Hobaugh and piloted by Barry E. Wilmore. Mission Specialists are Robert L. Satcher Jr., Mike Foreman, Randy Bresnik and Leland Melvin. Wilmore, Satcher and Bresnik will be making their first trips to space.

Atlantis and its crew will deliver two control moment gyroscopes, equipment and EXPRESS Logistics Carrier 1 and 2 to the International Space Station. The mission will feature three spacewalks. The mission also will return station crew member Nicole Stott to Earth and is slated to be the final space shuttle crew rotation flight.

Atlantis will launch on the STS-129 mission
Monday at 2:28 p.m. EST Nov. 16, 2009.

You can watch the launch live on nasatv -link

NASA’s satellite image of Australia

Funny Photo
Illegal alien invades Sydney under cover of dust storm.

Two days ago I braved the dust storm that took over the eastern coast of Australia, as a field worker in Aged Care, I spend most of my time outdoors driving from client to client. I deferred one of my clients until the next day (Thursday) and thought I had come thru the storm unscathed until this morning (Friday) I awoke with a splitting headache and now on this lovely sunny,cloudless spring day I am home with a migraine .lol
A wall of dust stretched from northern Queensland to the southern tip of eastern Australia on the morning of September 23, 2009, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image. The dust is thick enough that the land beneath it is not visible. The storm, the worst in 70 years. The concentration of particles in the air reached 15,000 micrograms per cubic meter in New South Wales during the storm, A normal day sees a particle concentration 10-20 micrograms per cubic meter. Strong winds blew the dust from the interior to more populated regions along the coast. Australia has suffered from a multiple-year drought.

The straight-line distance between the far northern edge of the plume on September 24 and the southern edge is about 3,450 kilometers (2,700 miles), roughly equivalent to the distance between New York City and Los Angeles.
Late Friday night weather report: A dust storm headed for Sydney is likely to blow in early on Saturday morning but it’s unlikely there will be a repeat of the dramatic scenes witnessed in Sydney on Wednesday morning, when the city was bathed in red, orange and yellow hues.

Mark E Kelly (Captain, USN)
NASA Astronaut
posted this photo of the dashboard! of Space Shuttle.

Twitter Pic from Nasa.
Dust cloud from southeastern Australia heads toward New Zealand earlier this week.

Click here for  Hubble pics —>   Stars of Omega Centauri
This is one of the first images taken by the new Wide Field Camera 3 (WFC3), installed aboard Hubble in May 2009, during Servicing Mission 4. The camera can snap sharp images over a broad range of wavelengths.
Nasa Shuttle
These images are so clear.