Phantom Ray UAV Flies For First Time Riding on NASA’s Space Shuttle Carrier

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NASA’s Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, a modified Boeing 747, carries Boeing’s Phantom Ray during a test flight.

As the space shuttle fades into the sunset, NASA’s Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier is looking for a new job. Here’s the first time it has been used for carrying an aircraft other than NASA’s orbiter: The Phantom Ray combat UAV.

 

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Amazing Lego Space Shuttle

Amazing Lego Space Shuttle

Lego Space Shuttle  

I’m almost a little embarrassed to admit that I first thought this was a photo of a real space shuttle. Two Japanese LEGOsmiths used a whopping 65,000 bricks and 1,590 man hours to complete the stunning diorama, which even simulates a launch with flashing lights under the boosters and a vocal countdown. The only thing it doesn’t do is lift off. (Pics)

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Nasa’s Hyperwall 2 Display

Nasa’s Hyperwall Display 

 23 foot by 10 foot display

NASA just unveiled its Hyperwall 2, the world’s highest resolution visualization system. What’s that mean? Well, it’s a 128-screen display that covers an entire wall, capable of rendering a quarter billion pixel graphics. It’s 23 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Yeah, it’s big and it’s awesome.

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