The University of Virginia operates the Fan Mountain Observatory, about 15 miles south of Charlottesville. The Observatory was established in the mid-1960's as a new, dark site away from the light pollution produced by the growth of the Charlottesville area, 566 meters above sea level. The Observatory was used extensively for research up until the late-1980's.
In recent years, extensive...
The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) is the 3.5-mile-long (5.6 km) Hampton Roads crossing for Interstate 64 and U.S. Route 60. The Bridge dives into a tunnel to allow clearance for ships docking at Hampton Roads harbor
Luna 20 (Ye-8-5 series) was an unmanned space mission of the Luna program, also called Lunik 20. Luna 20 was placed in an intermediate Earth parking orbit and from this orbit was sent towards the Moon. It entered lunar orbit on February 18, 1972. On February 21, 1972, Luna 20 soft landed on the Moon in a mountainous area known as the Apollonius highlands near Mare Fecunditatis (Sea of Fertility...
AOML - Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, Virginia Key, Florida
The Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) is one of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Facilities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). NOAA/AOML is a part of the US Department of Commerce (DOC) and is l...
The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) or lunar rover was a type of surface exploration rover used on the Moon during the Apollo program. It is also known by its popular nickname of moon buggy. Three of the Apollo missions took LRVs to the Moon. Apollo 15 - 17.
The so-called Lunar Landscape in Granadilla de Abona is one of the most spectacular places on the island.
It is situated high within the Corona Forestal natural park, which circles the Teide National Park and is a perfect example of the effects of erosion on volcanic landscapes, that give rise to the strangest formations.
Bonab Civilian Nuclear Research Center
Ramsar Civilian Nuclear Research Center
Tehran Nuclear Research Center (2x Overlay)
Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility (Overlay)
Arak Heavy Water Production Plant
Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant (Overlay)
Esfahan Uranium Conversion Facility and Heavy Water Reactor
Apollo 13 was the third American manned lunar landing mission, part of the Apollo program. Two days after launch, the Apollo Spacecraft was crippled by an explosion, causing the Service Module portion of the Apollo Command/Service Module to lose its oxygen and electrical power. The crew used the Lunar Module as a lifeboat in space. The command module systems remained functional but were deactiv...