Go Luca!

With a roar in the night Kazakh Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and his fellow Expedition 36, the Russian commander Fyodor Yurchikhin, and NASA colleague Karen L. Nyberg, are headed for the International Space Station for their mission of 6 months.
Expedition 36 Launch (201305290002HQ)

Expedition 36 patch

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Expedition 36/37 Flight Engineer Karen Nyberg of NASA (left), Soyuz Commander Fyodor Yurchikhin of Russia’s Federal Space Agency (center) and Flight Engineer Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency pose for pictures in front of their Soyuz TMA-09M spacecraft May 24

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Misurina Lake

Looking at older photos in order to publish them one day or the other, and I came across to this classic shot of Lake Misurina

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The dawn of a new day

Crop of a photo taken on May 5 by the crew of the Expedition 35 from ISS

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Online!

Finally, after a delay of few days due domain registration problem, the new web site is available!
The new home page is the first change you will notice. It is built around WordPress and the feeds from Twitter.
The pictures gallery has been changed too. Now JQuery and PrettyPhoto made it cool!

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Liftoff!

3….2…1… liftoff! At 2.06 GMT the Italian made rocker Vega begun its second flight, deploying three satellites.

Liftoff video from ESA website

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