The Gravity Probe B space mission has confirmed two predictions derived from Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity measuring the geodetic and frame-dragging effects.
On May 5, 1961 Alan Shepard became the first American to make a space flight on the spacecraft Freedom 7. Today that mission is celebrated with a stamp.
The novel “The Sinful Ones” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1953. Its protagonist Carr Mackay lives a very normal life until one day he meets a girl who looks upset and asks him strange questions. All of this happens in a few minutes and initially he dismisses the event but then he begins to feel increasingly estranged from his daily routine.
A sensore developed for ESA capable of measuring the level of atomic oxygen around a spacecraft at the time of its reentry into the atmosphere was used to produce glass with better insulating qualities.
This weekend in Barcelona there will be the basketball Euroleague 2010/2011 Final Four. The semifinals are Panathinaikos Athens – Montepaschi Siena e Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv – Real Madrid.