Skip to main content
emoji_people   Now is the perfect time to order your Christmas Prints and Gifts from our collection   card_giftcard
sales@mediastorehouse.com.au
Framed Pictures, Canvas Prints
Posters & Jigsaws since 2004
Home > All Images > 2005 > January > 17 Jan 2005

Images Dated 17th January 2005

Choose from 47 pictures in our Images Dated 17th January 2005 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


V-2 bumper rocket launch in USA Featured 17 Jan 2005 Print

V-2 bumper rocket launch in USA

V-2 bumper rocket launch, USA, White Sands, New Mexico. After the Second World War a number of German rocket scientists defected to the USA, continuing their work in the White Sands missile range in New Mexico. The experiments performed here led directly to the rockets later used for space exploration and for the delivery of nuclear payloads. In 1948 a smaller bumper rocket was put on the top of a V-2 and fired as a second-stage after the V-2 had run out of fuel. In the thin upper atmosphere, velocities of rockets are essentially additive, and the bumper rocket was able to reach a record height of over 400 kilometres and a velocity of 8300 kilometres per hour

© DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Zenobe Gramme Featured 17 Jan 2005 Print

Zenobe Gramme

Zenobe Gramme (1826-1901), Belgian electrical engineer in his workshop. Gramme was interested in improving the efficiency of electrical devices. In 1710 he demonstrated the Gramme machine, a continuous-current generator that produced large currents in relation to its size. At an exhibition in Vienna, Austria, a technician wired a series of such machines together incorrectly, so that the wires from one which was running were joined to one which was not. To the amazement of the onlookers, the second machine began to turn: the Gramme machine could act as both a generator and a motor. This allowed the possibility for work to be transferred large distances via electricity. Taken from Physique Populaire, 1891

© SHEILA TERRY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

White-browed Wagtail - Perched on post Featured 17 Jan 2005 Print

White-browed Wagtail - Perched on post

DH-3558
White-browed Wagtail - Perched on post
A widespread Indian resident photographed in Ootacamund, Nilgiri Hills, Western Ghats, India, Asia.
Motacilla maderaspatensis
Usually found near freshwater wetlands. This bird by a drain within the town itself.
Don Hadden
Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

© Don Hadden/ardea.com