Monthly Archives: April 2015

Gradatim Ferociter!

Video & Image Credit & Copyright: Blue Origin. Surprise! On Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Blue Origin, founded by Amazon billionaire founder Jeff Bezos took to the West Texas skies with the first test flight of their developmental suborbital New Shepard … Continue reading

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SKYGLOW; Starry Skies Over Los Angeles

Images & Video Credit & Copyright: Gavin Heffernan, Sunchaser Pictures & Mehmedinovic of Bloodhoney.com . Here’s a great new timelapse from two great night sky photographers/videographers, Gavin Heffernan of Sunchaser Pictures as well as Harun Mehmedinovic of Bloodhoney.com. As an … Continue reading

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SpaceX Dragon V2 Prototype Ready for Pad Abort Test

Image Credit & Copyright: SpaceX. The long awaited Pad Abort Test for SpaceX’s Dragon Version 2 (prototype) is scheduled to take place on Wednesday May 6, 2015 at Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS), … Continue reading

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The Messenger Must Die!

Image & Illustration Credit & Copyright: NASA/JHUAPL. With the burn up of Venus Express in late 2014-early 2015, one of our two eyes to the inferior (inner) planets was extinguished. Unfortunately, it seems that this week, by the end of … Continue reading

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There’s a Ghost in the Queen’s Hair

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. With Hubble’s 25th anniversary this week I want to take a few posts and dedicate them to the single most profound scientific instrument ever devised by human hands thus far. Everyone knows … Continue reading

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This Galaxy Knows How to Party

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. With Hubble’s 25th anniversary this week I want to take a few posts and dedicate them to the single most profound scientific instrument ever devised by human hands thus far. Everyone knows … Continue reading

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Happy 25th Birthday Hubble!

Images Credit & Copyright: NASA. On April 24, 1990 at 08:33, STS-031 Discovery (OV-103) and crew lifted off from Launch Complex 39B (LC-39B) at Kennedy Space Center, Florida carrying what would become the single most important scientific instrument ever created … Continue reading

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