On May 7, 1992, Space Shuttle Endeavour roared aloft on her maiden voyage. The crew of Endeavour's STS-49 mission captured and repaired Intelsat VI, which had been stranded in an unusable orbit since its launch aboard a Titan vehicle in March 1990. Over the course of 3 spacewalks, the satellite was equipped with a new perigee kick motor and released into orbit. When its new motor fired, the satellite was placed into a geosynchronous orbit. (click through to learn more)
ARES & THE GIGANTE MIMON Antiken-museen, Berlin, Germany Ware: Attic Red Figure Shape: Kylix Painter: Signed by Aristophanes Date: ca 410 - 400 BC Period: Classical Detail of Ares battling the Gigante Mimon from a painting of the Gigantomakhia (War of the Giants). The god strikes down the beardless giant with his sword. both combatants bear serpent-decorated shields.
Bill Gates blogs about his 5 favorite books of 2016 - CNET Enlarge Image Bill Gates poses with the 5 books hes recommending. Photo by GatesNotes.com Microsoft co-founder and Gates Foundation co-founder and co-chair Bill Gates fondly remembers reading through his parents set of World Book Encyclopedias in alphabetical order when he was a child (his company would later publish a digital encyclopedia…
MNEMOSYNE Museum Collection: Antakya Museum, Antakya, Turkey Catalogue Number: TBA Type: Mosaic Context: Antioch, House of Mnemosyne Date: C2nd - C3rd AD Period: Imperial Roman SUMMARY The goddess Mnemosyne (memory personified) places her hand on the back of a man's head, symbolically aiding his memory. The figures are in a banquet scene.