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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

PODCAST SPECIAL: THE LAUNCH OF SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOR STS-118

We decided to launch our first 'Sun-Earth Day 2008' podcast in true NASA style! So fasten your seatbelts, and join our host, Troy Cline, in this 'Audio Voyage' as we experience the incredible sounds of Space Shuttle Endeavour's recent liftoff into space; mission STS-118. It was the 22nd shuttle flight to the International Space Station and was the first flight of an Educator Astronaut, mission specialist Barbara Morgan.

For this special podcast we captured the excitement of the crowd while recording as much of the natural and ambient sound as possible. Your job is to pay close attention to everything you hear in the background. Troy's job is to describe everything he sees. Together, you should be able to paint quite a vivid picture of the experience in your minds eye!

You can use the images below as a reference to the detailed descriptions you hear in the podcast.

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Space Weather Connections

Mentioned In This Podcast

Space Weather Fact

The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!

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