Monthly Archives: April 2017

SpaceX to Launch First NRO Mission

Image credit & copyright: SpaceX of the launch of CRS-8. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 07:00 EDT (11:00 UTC) a SpaceX, Falcon 9 rocket will lift off from historic Launch Complex-39A … Continue reading

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Skyglow Project

Images and video credit & copyright: Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinovic. I’ve shown work from these guys before as I’ve been following this project for some time and they’ve all been incredible images.  But after three years of intense effort … Continue reading

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China’s First Space Station Supply “Tianzhou 1” Coming Up

Image credit & copyright: China News. Launch Alert! Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:40 UTC (07:40 EDT) a Chinese Long March 7 (Y2) rocket will lift off from Launch Pad 201 at the Wenchang Space Center on Hainan Island to … Continue reading

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Station’s Next Crew Prepares For Launch

Image credit & copyright: NASA/Joel Kowsky. Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 03:13 EDT (07:13 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-04 (ISS 50S or Soyuz 52) will be lifting off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in … Continue reading

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John Glenn to Ride Atlas Into Orbit Once Again With OA-7

Image credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA) of the launch of OA-6. LAUNCH ALERT: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:11 EDT (15:11 UTC) the United Launch Alliance (ULA), utilizing an Atlas V-401 rocket designated (AV-070) will be embarking on their … Continue reading

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An Image of What Was

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. A short thought that I wrote about five or so years ago when I bought my 8” Celestron telescope and aimed it at this object; the Eskimo Nebula. Object information below as … Continue reading

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