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Space Exploration

Venturing beyond the Earth--past, present & future

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Low Earth Orbit

High Earth Orbit

The Moon

Lunar Cycler

Mars

Mars Cycler

Asteroids

Deep Space Vehicles

Titan

Kuiper Objects

 

^ Up Low Earth Orbit  
The Space Shuttle enters Earth orbit Space Shuttle reentry CEV and upper stage--No. 1
CEV and upper stage delta-v CEV and upper stage--No. 2 CEV sheds ESM panels--No. 1
CEV sheds ESM panels--No. 2 CEV sans ESM panels--No. 1 CEV unfolded--No. 1
CEV unfolded--No. 2 CEV staging--No. 1 CEV staging--No. 2
Crew Exploration Vehicle portrait Crew Exploration Vehicle inverted Crew Exploration Vehicle backlit
Crew Exploration Vehicle from above Crew Exploration Vehicle from rear CEV approaching the ISS
CEV docking with the ISS--No. 1 CEV docking with the ISS--No. 2 CEV docked with the ISS--No. 1
CEV docked with the ISS--No. 2 CEV docked with the ISS--No. 3 Inflatable space habitat upper
Inflatable space habitat lower CEV approaching inflatable space habitat CEV & inflatable space habitat rendezvous
CEV docking with inflatable space habitat CEV docked with inflatable space habitat Large habitat and ISS--No. 1
Large habitat and ISS--No. 2 Large habitat and ISS--No. 3 Large habitat and ISS--No. 4
Soyuz TMA-M in low Earth orbit Soyuz TMA-M sunset Soyuz TMA-M approaching the ISS
CEV & Soyuz rendezvous in low Earth orbit Terrene shuttle on launch pad Terrene shuttle on launch pad from above
Cruise shuttle in low earth orbit Cruise shuttle inverted Cruise shuttle stern
Cruise shuttle from above Cruise shuttle belly Cruise shuttle rendezvous with the ISS--No. 2
Cruise shuttle rendezvous with the ISS Cruise shuttle docked with the ISS--No. 1 Cruise shuttle docking with the ISS--No. 2
Cruise shuttle docked with the ISS--No. 3 Cruise shuttle docked with the ISS--No. 2 Cruise shuttle docked with the ISS--No. 4
Space habitat in low earth orbit--No. 1 Space habitat in low earth orbit--No. 2 Cruise shuttle approaching space habitat--No. 1
Cruise shuttle approaching space habitat--No. 2 Cruise shuttle docking with space habitat Cruise shuttle docked with space habitat
Cargo vessel approaching the ISS--No. 1 Cargo vessel approaching the ISS--No. 2 CEV approaching the Hubble Space Telescope
Orbital maintenance platform in low Earth orbit Reusable crew capsule in low Earth orbit Reusable crew capsule & orbital maintenance platform rendezvous
Reusable crew capsule & orbital maintenance platform docking Orbital maintenance platform featuring cupola Orbital maintenance platform delta-v

 

^ Up High Earth Orbit  
Orbital maintenance platform in high Earth orbit Orbital maintenance platform repair bay & cupola OMP approaches Chandra X-ray Observatory
Astronaut emerges from orbital maintenance platform Astronaut hovers over orbital maintenance platform Astronauts emerge from orbital maintenance platform
Chandra X-ray Observatory OMP rendezvous with Chandra X-ray Observatory Orbital maintenance platform rendezvous with booster
Orbital maintenance platform docking with booster Orbital maintenance platform & booster delta-v OMP approaches the James Webb Space Telescope
James Webb Space Telescope multiple-mirror optics OMP rendezvous with the James Webb Space Telescope OMP rendezvous with the James Webb Space Telescope No. 2

 

^ Up The Moon  
Lunar exploration in the 21st century Trans-lunar space tug & the International Space Station Space tug retrieves a lunar lander
Space tug & lunar lander in Earth orbit Tug & lunar lander leaving Earth Moonward bound
Lunar descent CEV and lunar lander--No. 1 CEV and lunar lander--No. 2
CEV and lunar lander--No. 3 CEV and lunar lander--No. 4 CEV and lunar lander--No. 5
CEV and lunar lander--No. 6 CEV and lunar lander--No. 7 CEV and lunar lander--No. 8
CEV and lunar lander--No. 9 Lunar lander over craters Lunar lander over rille
Lunar ascender ascending CEV and lunar ascender rendezvous CEV and lunar ascender--No. 1
CEV and lunar ascender--No. 2 Soyuz deep space explorer over the Moon A little bit of home
Lunar shuttle prepares for touchdown LCROSS Centaur impact on the Moon LCROSS Centaur impact on the Moon #2
Lunar liquid mirror telescope Lunar liquid mirror telescope scale reference Lunar elevator lunar base
Lunar elevator ascending        

 

^ Up Lunar Cycler  
Lunar cycler at apogee Lunar cycler near Earth Lunar shuttle rendezvous with lunar cycler
Lunar cycler centrifuge Lunar cycler centrifuge--No. 2 Terrene shuttle & lunar cycler
Freighter prepares to dock with lunar cycler Lunar freighter docks with lunar cycler    

 

^ Up Mars  
Phobos mission rendezvous in Earth orbit Phobos mission approach in Earth orbit Phobos mission docking in Earth orbit
Phobos mission ready for departure Phobos mission ignition Phobos mission rocket releases spent propellant stage
Phobos mission rocket brakes for Mars orbit Phobos mission prepares for Phobos approach Phobos mission approaching Phobos
Touching Phobos Martian Pioneers Martian "Motor Home"
Exploring a sedimentary outcrop Dressed for the weather Cross country tour
Mars habitat near mesa Mars rovers rendezvous Mars rover canyon

 

^ Up Mars Cycler  
Mars cycler Mars cycler & manned maneuvering units Mars lander pre-departure inspection
Mars lander departs cycler Unmanned cargo capsule departs Mars cycler    

 

^ Up Asteroids  
Dawn approaches Ceres Dawn enters Ceres orbit Mining base on double asteroid 90 Antiope
Asteroid mining outpost #1 Asteroid mining outpost #2 Asteroid mining outpost #3
Deep space mission approaching asteroid MMV departs for asteroid surface MMV prepares for descent
MMV begins descent to asteroid surface Astronaut in MMV above asteroid Astronaut in MMV above asteroid
Deep Space Vehicle with Asteroid Lander port bow Deep Space Vehicle with Asteroid Lander starboard Asteroid Lander departs from Deep Space Vehicle
Asteroid Lander over asteroid Asteroid Lander prepares for touchdown Asteroid Lander touchdown
Asteroid Lander with EVA ramp deployed Asteroid Lander EVA egress Asteroid Lander departs surface
Asteroid surface with probe        

 

^ Up Deep Space Vehicles  
Deep Space Vehicle starboard Deep Space Vehicle bow Deep Space Vehicle & Extended Stay Module Port
Deep Space Vehicle & Extended Stay Module starboard bow Deep Space Vehicle & Extended Stay Module starboard bow close-up Deep Space Vehicle with ESM & Manned Maneuvering Vehicles port bow
CEV-Soyuz joint mission CEV-Soyuz joint mission to L2 CEV-Soyuz joint mission to L2 antisunward
Soyuz deep space explorer bow Soyuz deep space explorer profile Soyuz deep space explorer stern

 

^ Up Titan  
Looking for life on Titan First steps on Titan Releasing a weather balloon on Titan
Lightning on Titan Titan's low surface gravity Snow squall on Titan
Exploring a hydrocarbon swamp on Titan Walking a dry gully on Titan Titan 2121: Departing blimp
Titan 2121: Trolling for science        

 

^ Up Kuiper Objects  
New Horizons approaching Pluto & Charon New Horizons near Pluto & Charon New Horizons over Pluto & Charon
New Horizons closest approach to Pluto New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (single)--No. 1 New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (single)--No. 2
New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (single)--No. 3 New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (single)--No. 4 New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (binary)--No. 1
New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (binary)--No. 2 New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (binary)--No. 3 New Horizons & 2014 MU69 (binary)--No. 4

 

 

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