Phonesat – Pictures

The Nasa Phonesat team have now put up the partially completed jigsaw puzzle formed from the submitted picture packets received from Graham and Bell over the past week. They can be viewed here

Over the last few days I have been getting quite a decent number of packets, including pictures from all three phonesats however a number of the picture packets despite being verified and accepted when submitted to the website have returned seemingly invalid webp files.

It appears the images are being broadcast in three forms, a low resolution background, then a medium resolution followed by a high resolution, slowly building up the final images.

The picture from Graham
 
The picture from Bell

A last look inside space shuttle Atlantis

collectSPACE had the rare opportunity recently to tour the space shuttle Atlantis to photograph its preparation and capture its glass cockpit powered and lit for one of its last times. The photo gallery starts on Atlantis’ flight deck, and then proceeds to its now mostly empty middeck, out into and above the 60-foot payload bay, and then around and under the winged spacecraft. The photographs were taken inside Orbiter Processing Facility-2 (OPF-2) at the Kennedy Space Center.

Photograph from collectSpace