NASA: For the Benefit of All. Nah, Canberra: More Than

To finish Sci-Fi February (not a thing) this post features all the actual and nah, not really actual NASA and real space parts of Canberra.


Sun rising behind an extension of the truss structure supporting the photovoltaic arrays on the International Space Station.

Nah, it’s the front right strut of the flagpole at Parliament House with the sun behind it.


NASA Industrial Plant, Garage & Transportation Maintenance Facility, 12214 Lakewood Boulevard, Downey, Los Angeles County, CA.

Nah, it’s a Westpac ATM-Facilitating Left View, 6/8 Wollongong Street, Fyshwick, ACT.


NASA Communications Satellite Buildings, Echo Project, August 1960.

Nah, it’s ANU’s UNA, the astronomy-inspired sculpture by Wolfgang Buttress, April 2014.


Madrid Deep Space Communication Complex, Robledo de Chavela.

Nah, it’s the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, Discovery Drive de Tidbinbilla.


Titan, Saturn’s Moon, revealed through seasonal gas clouds, observed during a recent excursion out of Saturn’s equatorial plane by NASA’s Cassini.

Nah, it’s unseasonal clouds over Canberra, Australia’s capital, observed on a recent drive home along Parkes Way by a Hyundai’s iPhone.


Ash cloud from Mount Puyehue-Cordon Caulle, Chile at sunset (NASA/Earth Observing-1 satellite).

Nah, it’s the morning cloud over Mount Ainslie after sunrise. (ME/iPhone-4 Observing as Driving over Commonwealth Bridge).



Ripples, a kinetic sculpture by Jeffery Laudenslager, Sculpture Park, Stowe, Vermont.

Nah, it’s a sculptural marker by Matthew Harding, marking the position of the antenna that received and relayed to the world the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon, Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station.


(Actually NASA!) 





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