Discovery Shuttle Crew STS-114

Everything morning of the work-week, I’m awakened by my clock radio. Usually, the sounds coming from it are that of an especially annoying DJ. This morning was a bit different; there was a news anchor on the air giving live coverage of the shuttle Discovery making it’s way home. He said it would be landing in about 10 minutes; so I hit the snooze button. 🙂

When the clock went off again, I got up, headed for my TV and found some live video coverage of the event. I’d gotten up just in time as the shuttle landed safely a few seconds later. Welcome home Discovery crew and congratulations to you and to all of NASA on a successful trip!

This week’s selection of links from Pukka include:

Not from Pukka, but still worthy of notice:

Surprise, there weren’t any links from Pukka this week1 but I did run across a few worth noting:

  • Google Moon: “In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we’ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor.” Zoom all the way in to find out one of the moon’s secrets.
  • PhotoMuse: “An ambitious project to create one of the largest freely accessible databases of masterwork photography anywhere on the Web, a venture that will bring their collections to much greater public notice and provide an immense resource for photography aficionados, both scholars and amateurs.” Found via the New York Times
  • Hacker Erased Spammer’s Database

1 Come to think of it, I’m not sure he was even in the office this week.