Posts Tagged 'Dragon'

There Is A Bridge In Vietnam That Looks Like A Dragon

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According to Wikipedia

The Dragon Bridge (Vietnamese: Cầu Rồng) is a bridge over the River Hàn at Da Nang, Vietnam. Construction of the bridge began on 19 July 2009 (the same day as the inauguration of the nearby Thuận Phước Bridge) when the Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Tan Dung and many high-ranking government officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony.[1] Dragon Bridge is 666m long, 37.5m wide and has six lanes for traffic. It opened to traffic on March 29, 2013… The bridge was designed and built in the shape of a dragon and to breathe fire each Saturday and Sunday night at 9PM.

Continue reading HERE.

Larger view of the bridge HERE.

Photo By Bùi Thụy Đào Nguyên – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26183858

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NASA OKs Private Spacecraft To Dock With Space Station In December 2011

Dvice reports –

For the first time, a private, commercial spacecraft will launch into Earth orbit and autonomously dock with the International Space Station. Lumbering governments beware: private industry is taking over your space turf. SpaceX has been working on its Dragon space capsule for six or seven years now, and after a successful launch, orbital insertion, deorbit, and landing back in December, NASA has decided that Dragon is fit to meet up with the ISS. The mission will launch on November 30, and if all goes well, the ISS docking will take place nine days later. While the Dragon capsule is human rated (and was intended from the beginning to carry up to seven humans), this first ISS rendezvous is going to be unmanned, and Dragon will carry a cargo of, uh, cargo. Mostly Tang, I bet.

Continue reading HERE  or  HERE (SpaceX site).

 


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