Standard procedure for the Soyuz spacecraft he was riding in dictates that no extra weight can be aboard the descent module during reentry. By taking these photos, Nespoti didn’t just bid farewell to the Space Shuttle—after capturing the footage, he left his equipment aboard the orbital module, dooming them to fiery destruction in the Earth’s atmosphere.
Why This Is The Last Photo Ever Taken By This Camera
Trending Stories Right Now
For years, assistance dogs have been used to detect low blood sugar levels in their diabetic owners and warn of an impending hypoglycemia attack. Scientists have finally figured out how dogs are able to accomplish this feat -- an insight that could lead to new medical sensors.
When you think "peatland", you probably picture water, or mosquitoes, or creepily preserved human artefacts. What most of us don't consider are catastrophic wildfires -- but that's precisely what scientists are now worried about when it comes to one of the most carbon-rich ecosystems on Earth.
Independence Day. Resurgence seemed like it was going to be such an obvious hit. But the sequel to the 1996 mega-blockbuster, released this past week, simply wasn't very good. Even so, I really, really hope we get a third ID4 instalment, because the next movie, as we see teased in Resurgence, looks like it would be amazing.