Monday, 23 February 2009

Jules Verne explodes

The European Space Agency's first Automated Transfer Vehicle - the most successful ever created by Europe - was, suitably, named after the most influencial author on steampunk and literary pioneer, Jules Verne.

The Jules Verne broke up on re-entry on 29 September 2008, after 6 months of missions re-supplying the International Space Station. The death of this pioneering craft was captured on video by NASA via cameras attached to their aircraft, launched from Tahiti and French Polynesia to film the event.

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