Monday, January 13, 2014

Endeavour/ST-134 Mach 6.2 recovery

Check out this great photo from MARS Scientific/NASA Langley/Space Shuttle Program Office.  Per the MARS Scientific site:
NASA Space Shuttle Reentry at Mach 6.2. MARS infrared observations of Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 during reentry. First hypersonic shuttle reentry imaged at at 4-inches resolution, from 40 miles away. Image by MARS Scientific for NASA/Langley Research Center.
If you following link above, they also feature a cool photo of the Hayabusa spacecraft reentry.

Some Space Shuttle thermal reentry photos can be found here.