Kathy Thornton and the First Hubble Servicing mission #SpaceSaturday
Way back in 1993, Kathy Thornton and other astronauts took a legendary spacewalk on the very first Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. Here’s more from the Kennedy Space Center:
The first servicing mission for the Hubble Space Telescope launched December 2, 1993, aboard space shuttle Endeavour STS-61, three years after Hubble was deployed. Kathy Thornton was one of the astronauts who conducted an extravehicular activity (commonly known as a spacewalk) to work on servicing the space telescope. Hear her first-hand account of what it was like to hold one of the damaged solar arrays and to watch it float away into space as the sun began to rise over Earth.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.