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Human Space Flight
Member Name: pottmar
Date: 23/08/00, updated on 23/08/00 (80 review reads)
Advantages: Loads of info about Shuttle and ISS
Disadvantages: Can be slow on Launch days
I have always been interested in space flight, I guess it may have something to do with the fact that I was born the day that man first set foot on the moon, a fact my parents are always reminding me of.
I love the NASA Human Space Flight Website www.shutle.nasa.gov It is filled with all sorts of information from past missions and details of all the ones currently planned. It has loads of information about the International Space Station including design specifications and a full timetable for construction.
It has details about all of the astronauts so you can find out about their history and all flights, you can see videos and hear audio clips from all of the missions that have been flown.
My favorite bit is the real time data, you can get a live feed from the ISS or from Any shuttle while on orbit, this feeds back the current location speed etc so you can track its progress across the world. There is also a feature that enables you to put in your location and it will tell you the next time the ISS will be visible from your garden, it is visible with the naked eye now, you don’t need any special equipment.
There is a section that monitors the countdown to shuttle launches, and you can watch the launch live on nasa tv on the internet. There are also sections on general space news and on the plans for missions to mars.
All in all this is a fantastic website for anyone who is interested in the exploration of space, and in particular manned missions.