Archive for September, 2006

Anousheh Ansari To ISS

September 22, 2006

Below are a couple of nice images of American/Iranian businesswoman Anousheh Ansari as she trains and then departs on a Russian Soyuz for her trip to the International Space Station. Images are courtesy of NASA/Bill Ingalls and AnoushehAnsari.com.

Anousheh Training    Anousheh Boarding Soyuz

Atlantis Rolls Back To The Launchpad

September 1, 2006

Below is a nice image of the Atlantis Shuttle orbiter as it rolls back to the launchpad at the end of August in preparation for the STS-115 mission to resume construction of the International Space Station. (Atlantis was temporarily removed from the launchpad because of Tropical Storm Ernesto). Image courtesy of NASA. As always, click to enlarge.

Atlantis STS115