A couple of years ago we used a picture of the Hubble Space Telescope in one of our ads for our grinding machine Multigrind ® CB. Now here is a wonderful picture that Hubble has recorded with it’s wide field camera in 2009. What you can see is a so-called Butterfly Nebula with a wingspan of more than 3 light-years and a surface temperature of 250,000 degrees Celsius. NGC, the correct name for this outer space beauty, is about 4,000 light-years away from us.
Of course you don’t have to travel that far to see us at the PARIS AIR SHOW (June 17 to 23). You’ll find us in hall 4, booth B17 and we’ll show you some quite attractive grinding solutions for the aerospace industry and some beautiful components.
Whoever said engineers and technicians don’t have a romantic side, she or he is wrong. Here is Commander Chris Hadfield, a qualified mechanical engineer, on board the International Space Station performing David Bowie’s Space Odditiy. Great!
Coolest Nerdl! Bob Ferdowsi Flight Director at Nasa interviewed by Emily Shao. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
You have probably heard about the ”Mohawk Guy“ who works at NASA as a Flight Director. His name is Bobak Ferdowsi and he did nothing less spectacular than landing the Mars rover curiosity on Mars last year August 5. And since that day Bobak has become extremely popular. American journalists voted him ”sexiest NERD of NASA“, he has more than 50000 followers on Twitter and the nice thing about him, if we understand the Magazin Jetzt.de correctly, is, that he is cool, friendly, open and he can explain his work:
”In this TED Youth 2012 Talk, Bobak Ferdowsi, the mohawked member of that team, outlines various aspects of a Mars landing, including the Seven Minutes of Terror.“ (Source: TEDEd)
Voyager 1, launched in 1977, has reached the final frontier.
A sharp increase in cosmic rays indicates that Voyager 1 is leaving the heliosphere. The heliosphere is that gigantic magnetic bubble that surrounds our sun and the planets. NASA says that Voyager 1, which flys a few billion kilometers in front of Voyager 2, is still in good shape and ready for interstelllar space. Voyager 1 is now about 18 billion kilometers from Earth. A bit far away for quick phone call home.
Free ride home
The picture below shows us Space shuttle Discovery mounted atop a NASA 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft on April 17 near the U.S. Capitol. Discovery spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 timeas and traveled 148,221,675 miles. Discovery will be transfered to the US National Air and Space Museum.
On the way to the muesum. Image: NASA/Smithsonian Institution/Harold Dorwin