Space Shuttle Atlantis’ STS-135 mission launched from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011. STS-135 was the last Space Shuttle mission. The crew of four delivered supplies to the ISS.
This is an incredible image. Wow.
Ugh, the embed didn’t work but it’s worth clicking through and listening to anyway. This is a great story.
I’ll read anything Adam Davidson writes for The New Yorker and this is a story that takes place when he was covering the Iraq war for National Public Radio and took a vacation to Aleppo, Syria (before Syria fell apart) with his girlfriend and while there ate the best sandwich of his life.
My Flickr contact Jean-Marc Vernier posted this excellent image of a boy and a soccer ball from above. The shadow over the brick pattern is perfect.
Lineman, Jeremy Ware does a retrofit on a tower in North Dakota while helicopter pilot Adam Hammond keeps things steady. This is real teamwork. Wow.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this dramatic image of steel sculpture from below, taken in Berlin, Germany. Another great perspective image.
My Flickr contact eses moto posted this brilliant silhouette of what looks like a woman and a screen with a great pattern on it. Fantastic.
My Flickr contact Werner Schwehm posted this dramatic image of a wind turbine from below. Great perspective.
Devon interviews Andy Hertzfeld, a member of the original Macintosh team at Apple. Hertzfeld is legendary, both as a programmer and as a regular guy. A group of us met him at Macworld in San Francisco and he took us aside and showed us a version of Switcher he was working on. He then gave us all disks with Switcher on them and told us to get back to him with feedback. I still have that disk.
[via Steve Splonskowski]
This is an amazing video of all the logistics and work involved to run a power line between two remote places in Alaska to bring hydroelectric power from one place to another.
The video was made by Wilson Construction Company of Canby, Oregon (just south of Portland). It’s definitely an infomercial but so what, it’s still fascinating.
My Flickr contact chris schroeer-heiermann posted this terrific shot of Shi-shi beach on the west side of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State, taken with his Canon PowerShot S95.