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Moonset Viewed From the International Space Station : Expedition 47 Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA took this striking photograph of the moon from his vantage point aboard the International Space Station on March 28, 2016. Peake shared the image on March 30 and wrote to his social media followers, I was looking for #Antarctica hard to spot from our orbit. Settled for a moonset instead.

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Single engined plane flies above peaks, ski lifts, and roads on its way to landing in Vail, Colorado

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The All-New Honda Civic Type R

After a five year wait, 2015 sees the arrival of the world’s most keenly anticipated hot hatch, the Honda Civic Type R. Billed as a ‘race car for the road’, the all-new Civic Type R will set new standards in the high-performance front-wheel drive hatchback segment.

At the heart of the Civic Type R is an all-new, direct-injected turbocharged 2.0 litre VTEC Turbo engine. Peak power output is 306 hp at 6,500 rpm, and peak torque is 400 Nm at 2,500 rpm – higher than any other Honda Type R model.

The Civic Type R’s blistering performance is unmatched in the front-wheel drive hot hatch segment: the 0-to-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint is covered in just 5.7 seconds – making it the fastest accelerating performance front-wheel drive hatchback – and top speed, is a class-leading 270 km/h (167 mph).

The new engine is mated to a slick-shifting six-speed manual transmission.

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Expedition 46 Launch

The Soyuz TMA-19M rocket is launched with Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Malenchenko, Kopra, and Peake will spend the next six-months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

 The Fantasyland Viewliner station could be found in the rear of Fantasyland, behind the Storybook Land Canal Boats. Its location is now part of the plaza in front of It’s A Small World, in front of the entrance to Mickey’s Toontown.

Tomorrowland – The Tomorrowland station sat along the waterfront. This area is now roughly between the Matterhorn Bobsleds and Tomorrowland Terrace.


Walt Disney had a lifelong passion for trains, and with the booming success of the Disneyland Railroad, he was excited at the prospect of expanding the park’s railways. Imagineers designed a miniature train, called the Viewliner. Unlike the Disneyland Railroad, the Viewliner represented the future of railway travel, claiming to be the fastest miniature train in the world.

Imagineers designed two different tracks, with a separate train running on each track. Both Viewliner trains were powered by gas engines, and reached peak speeds of 30 mph. Neither Walt nor his Imagineers intended on the Viewliner being a long-term attraction, but both were optimistic that the railway would be a placeholder until an even newer and more advanced train system could replace it.

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Guests could choose to ride either the Fantasyland or Tomorrowland track, and both locations offered a unique railway experience. The Fantasyland Viewliner wove around the hills of Fantasyland, and guests could see the Storybook Land Canal Boats, the various Fantasyland Autopias, and the Skyway. The Tomorrowland Viewliner raced over the lagoon, around the Tomorrowland Autopia, and traveled alongside the Disneyland Railroad before returning to the waterfront. Both Viewliner trains had open windows, giving guests an up-close look of unique vantage points within the park.

As Disneyland’s construction projects became larger and more sophisticated, rides with sweeping landscapes became less and less feasible. So when two major projects began at the same time (the Matterhorn and the Monorail), the Viewliner had to go. Both tracks were removed in 1958, leaving Imagineers with tons of space to incorporate into bigger headline attractions.


The Fantasyland Viewliner’s cars had Disney character names, while the Tomorrowland Viewliner’s cars were each named after a planet.

Given their size, the vehicles traveled at the equivalent of 120 mph in a full-scale train.

Chevrolet and Jeep each contributed parts to the engine and operating system.

With a life span of 14 months, the Viewliner is one of the shortest-lived permanent attractions in park history.

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The Soyuz TMA-19M rocket is launched with Expedition 46 Soyuz Commander Yuri Malenchenko of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), Flight Engineer Tim Kopra of NASA, and Flight Engineer Tim Peake of ESA (European Space Agency), Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Malenchenko, Kopra, and Peake will spend the next six-months living and working aboard the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

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