Category / css3

  • November 19, 2012 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    CSS3 new attribute selectors

    CSS3 introduce 3 new selectors for the sub-string or matching attributes. they are [att^=val], [att$=val] and [att*=val]. these selectors coming under Sub-string Matching Attribute Selectors section. [att^=val] This is the “begins with” selector. This selector allows for the selection of elements where a specified attribute begins with a specified string. example: <pre>a[alt~=”Kerala”] { color:#00aa00; font-size:14px; […]

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  • October 4, 2012 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    CSS3 Gradient Backgrounds

     The CSS gradient feature was introduced by Webkit for about two years but was rarely used due to incompatibility with most browers. But now with the Firefox 3.6+, which supports gradient, we can style create gradient without having to create an image. This post will show you how to code for the CSS gradient to […]

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  • December 11, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    CSS Positioning

    Position:Static The default positioning for all elements is position:static, which means the element is not positioned and occurs where it normally would in the document.Normally you wouldn’t specify this unless you needed to override a positioning that had been previously set. #div-1 { position:static; }   Position:Relative If you specify position:relative, then you can use […]

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  • April 15, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Selector syntax

    A simple selector is either a type selector or universal selector followed immediately by zero or more attribute selectors, ID selectors, or pseudo-classes, in any order. The simple selector matches if all of its components match. A selector is a chain of one or more simple selectors separated by combinators. Combinators are: whitespace, “>”, and […]

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  • January 15, 2009 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Rounded Corners

    When New WordPress started using this i though you know Internet Explorer is definitely out now when i’m doing some css work that needs rounded corners I’m mostly using only this technique because buyers are ok with it although it’s just for FireFox and Safari. And since most of people still don’t know about this […]

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  • June 15, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    CSS font shorthand rule

    When styling fonts with CSS you may be doing this:font-size: 1em;line-height: 1.5em;font-weight: bold;font-style: italic;font-variant: small-caps;font-family: verdana,serif; There’s no need though as you can use this CSS shorthand property:font: 1em/1.5em bold italic small-caps verdana,serif Much better! Just a couple of words of warning: This CSS shorthand version will only work if you’re specifying both the font-size […]

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  • June 6, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Why tables for layout is stupid:

    Tables existed in HTML for one reason: To display tabular data. But then border=”0″ made it possible for designers to have a grid upon which to lay out images and text. Still the most dominant means of designing visually rich Web sites, the use of tables is now actually interfering with building a better, more […]

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  • June 5, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    IE and width & height issues

    IE has a rather strange way of doing things. It doesn’t understand the min-width and min-height commands, but instead interprets width and height as min-width and min-height – go figure! This can cause problems, because we may need boxes to be resizable should more text need to go in them or should the user resize […]

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  • - Rajesh Odayanchal

    Minimum width for a page

    A very handy CSS command that exists is the min-width command, whereby you can specify a minimum width for any element. This can be particularly useful for specifying a minimum width for a page. Unfortunately, IE doesn’t understand this command, so we’ll need to come up with a new way of making this work in […]

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  • June 4, 2008 - Rajesh Odayanchal

    CSS Block and inline level elements

    Nearly all HTML elements are either block or inline elements. The characteristics of block elements include: begin on a new line Height, line-height and top and bottom margins can be manipulated defaults to 100% of their containing element, unless a width is specified Examples of block elements include , , , , and . Inline […]

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June 29, 1995: U.S. space shuttle docks with Russian space station

Posted on Thursday June 29, 2017 - This Day in World History

On this day in 1995, the American space shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian space station Mir to form the largest man-made satellite ever to orbit the Earth.

This historic moment of cooperation between former rival space programs was also the 100th human space mission in American history. At the time, Daniel Goldin, chief of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), called it the beginning of “a new era of friendship and cooperation” between the U.S. and Russia. With millions of viewers watching on television, Atlantis blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in eastern Florida on June 27, 1995.

Just after 6 a.m. on June 29, Atlantis and its seven crew members approached Mir as both crafts orbited the Earth some 245 miles above Central Asia, near the Russian-Mongolian border. When they spotted the shuttle, the three cosmonauts on Mir broadcast Russian folk songs to Atlantis to welcome them. Over the next two hours, the shuttle’s commander, Robert “Hoot” Gibson expertly maneuvered his craft towards the space station. To make the docking, Gibson had to steer the 100-ton shuttle to within three inches of Mir at a closing rate of no more than one foot every 10 seconds.

The docking went perfectly and was completed at 8 a.m., just two seconds off the targeted arrival time and using 200 pounds less fuel than had been anticipated. Combined, Atlantis and the 123-ton Mir formed the largest spacecraft ever in orbit. It was only the second time ships from two countries had linked up in space; the first was in June 1975, when an American Apollo capsule and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft briefly joined in orbit.

Once the docking was completed, Gibson and Mir’s commander, Vladimir Dezhurov, greeted each other by clasping hands in a victorious celebration of the historic moment. A formal exchange of gifts followed, with the Atlantis crew bringing chocolate, fruit and flowers and the Mir cosmonauts offering traditional Russian welcoming gifts of bread and salt. Atlantis remained docked with Mir for five days before returning to Earth, leaving two fresh Russian cosmonauts on the space station. The three veteran Mir crew members returned with the shuttle, including two Russians and Norman Thagard, a U.S. astronaut who rode a Russian rocket to the space station in mid-March 1995 and spent over 100 days in space, a U.S. endurance record. NASA’s Shuttle-Mir program continued for 11 missions and was a crucial step towards the construction of the International Space Station now in orbit.