ISS - Partners and Participants
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Launched in 1998 and involving the U.S., Russia, Canada, Japan, and the participating countries of the European Space Agency - the International Space Station is one of the most ambitious international collaborations ever attempted.
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Countries crossed by the Equator The equator (Latitude = 0°) divides the earth in a Northern and Southern hemisphere. The length of the Earth's equator is 40,075.0 km / 24,901.5 miles. The equator passes through 14 countries: São Tomé and Príncipe, Gabon, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Kenya, Somalia, Maldives, Indonesia, Kiribati, Baker Island, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil. Related entry: http://www.glotter.com/entry-1238 Countries crossed by the Prime Meridian The Prime Meridian (Longitude = 0°) passes through the following countries: United Kingdom, France, Spain, Algeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Togo, Ghana, Antarctica. Related entries: http://www.glotter.com/entry-1240 http://www.glotter.com/entry-1239 Mappa Fotovaghi.it Mappa di tutti i posti visitati da Fotovaghi.it KFC logo seen from space November 2006: Kentucky Fried Chicken claims that they have the first brand http://www.kfc.com/about/newsroom/111406.asp which can be seen from space. The size of the Colonel Sanders Logo is more than 87,500 square feet; 65,000, one-foot by one-foot painted tile pieces; 50 persons; total time for construction was about 3,000 hours. NASA Headquarters and NASA Centers The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) headquarters are located in Washington DC. NASA Centers have special duties and are located in throughout the USA. It was established on July 29, 1958 - On October 1, 2008 NASA celebrates its official 50th Anniversary! Red Bull Stratos - Launch site in Roswell, New Mexico The mission, Red Bull Stratos, will take renowned athlete Felix Baumgartner to at least 120,000 feet above the ground and attempt a freefall jump targeted to reach supersonic speeds. [Update October 2010] The Red Bull Stratos program has been stopped with immediate effect: http://redbullstratos.digitalnewsagency.com/story/view/4992-statement-regarding-red-bull-stratos [Update February 2012] The legal issues have been resolved and the project has been revived. Chances are that the jump will be performed in August 2012. Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico (Lazio) LUECKE? In the middle of Texas the word "LUECKE" is carved into the wood. Luecke is the name of the landowner. Even the NASA has been using this target to measure the resolution quality of photos taken in space. Apple Campus 2 Apple's new spaceship headquarters for 12,000 employes will be constructed on this area. Source: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/11/06/08/apple_planning_massive_12000_capacity_spaceship_campus_in_cupertino.html Gran Telescopio CANARIAS Auf 2.400m Seehöhe in La Palma, Spanien ist das "GRANTECAN", das derzeit weltgrößte Spiegelteleskop, in Betrieb gegangen. Die Wissenschaftler können nun bisher unerreichte ferne Galaxien außerhalb unseres Sonnensystems erforschen. NASA Cape Canaveral NASA Cape Canaveral 3D tour with Neil Armstrongs famous speech. Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico (Sicilia) Spaceport America In New Mexico (USA) the first commercial spaceport will be established by Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson. By the end of 2009/beginning of 2010 the constructions will be completed and the first commerical flights with "SpaceShipTwo" ("SpaceShipOne" won the $10 million Ansari X-Prize in 2004) will start. European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company EADS is a merger of DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA) of Germany, Aérospatiale-Matra of France and Construcciones Aeronáuticas SA (CASA) of Spain. The company develops aircraft (Airbus), satellites, missiles, space rockets, etc. Its main competitor is Boeing. Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico (Sudafrica) ESO - Cerro Paranal ESO, the European Southern Observatory, builds and operates a suite of the world's most advanced ground-based astronomical telescopes. The Paranal Observatory is located on Cerro Paranal, a mountain in the Atacama desert (Chile). Torsanlorenzo Gruppo Florovivaistico (Francia) The Moon Trees Location of the "Moon Trees". The seeds of these trees have travelled to the moon and back - on the Apollo 14 mission in February 1971. The trees stand as a tribute to the Astronauts and the Apollo program and were planted all over the United States. ESA headquarters The headquarters of the European Space Agency (ESA) are located in Paris, France. ESA today has 17 members: Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland Italy The Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland The United Kingdom Greece Luxemburg Worldwide flower deliveries! Find our where Flowers4Florists has delivered! You can find all our clients in the UK and Ireland in other Glotter maps.