Replicant (F) Des: PRIS NEXUS 6 N6FAB21416 Incept Date: 14 FEB., 2016 Func: Military / Leisure Phys: LEV. A Ment: LEV. B
Batty: Why are you staring at us Sebastian?
Sebastian: Because. You’re so different. You’re so perfect.
Sebastian: What generation are you?
Batty: Nexus 6.
Sebastian: Ah, I knew it. Because I do genetic design work for the Tyrell Corporation. There’s some of me in you.
Space shuttle Endeavour on mission STS-130 delivered Tranquility Node 3 (the final connecting node) and the Cupola (a seven-windowed robotics control room ) to the International Space Station (ISS). These were the last modules contributed by the US to the ISS. The first ISS module (Zarya — Russian for dawn) was launched by a Proton rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on 20 November 1998. Additional modules are scheduled until 2017.
6 February 1971: Astronaut Alan Shepard uses a 6-iron to hit a golf ball into a lunar crater in a lighthearted moment during the Apollo 14 mission. This was the first real mission devoted to science on the moon. Apollo 11 and 12 were more about getting to the moon and back. Apollo 13 should have been the science mission, but wasn’t as we all know know.
1 February 2003 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time: STS-107 disintegrated over eastern Texas during reentry. A briefcase sized piece of insulating foam broke off the external fuel tank during launch and struck the leading edge of the left wing at 3000 km/h. Impact damage to the thermal protection system 17 days earlier allowed hot gases to penetrate and destroy the internal wing structure during reentry.
31 January 1958: Explorer 1 became the first artificial satellite launched into space by the United States. Onboard was a cosmic ray detector designed to measure the radiation environment in Earth orbit. Explorer I subsequently discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belts.