Monthly Archives: January 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 GovSat-1

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information at the bottom. Check back for updates as live stream and press kit are usually last minute postings. Launch Alert! Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 16:25 EST (21:25 UTC), … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse This Week

Image credit & copyright: Daniel LaShomb & Sky and Telescope. This Wednesday, January 31 we will encounter our first eclipse of 2018 and it comes in the form of a super, blue, blood…..whatever; its a total lunar eclipse.  Just to … Continue reading

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Challenger Remembered

Images credit & copyright: NASA. “I cannot join the space program and restart my life as an astronaut, but this opportunity to connect my abilities as an educator with my interests in history and space is a unique opportunity to … Continue reading

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Ad Astra Per Aspera

Images credit & copyright: NASA. Ad astra per aspera, or as it’s more commonly spoken, per aspera ad astra; “through hardship to the stars.” Most enter the last week of January as any other. Days begin to grow longer as … Continue reading

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Venus as We Have Never Seen Her Before

Image credit: JAXA/ISAS/DARTS/Damia Bouic. Here are some fantastic new images of Venus as imaged in infrared by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Akatsuki Venus Climate Orbiter (also known as PLANET-C). Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty and … Continue reading

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The Beautiful King of the Gods

Image credit: NASA Juno/SWRI/Kevin M. Gill/Jason Major. Like creamer in your morning coffee, Jupiter’s multicolored gas bands swirl just 3,500 km (2,175 mi.) underneath NASA’s Juno spacecraft and JunoCam during close approach, known as perijove 6, on May 19, 2017. … Continue reading

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Ariane 5 Dual Payload Launch

Image credit & copyright: ESA/CNES/Arianespace. LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 22:20 UTC (17:20 EST) Arianespace will launch their massive heavy lift, Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA241 carrying a dual payload of SES 14 and Al Yah 3 … Continue reading

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