Monthly Archives: February 2018

ULA Atlas V NASA/NOAA GOES-S Weather Satellite

Images credit & copyright: United Launch Alliance (ULA). LAUNCH ALERT: Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 17:02 EST (22:02 UTC) a United Launch Alliance (ULA), Atlas V-541 rocket designated (AV-077) will lift off from Space Launch Complex-41 (SLC-41) at the Cape … Continue reading

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Take a Look Around

Image credit & copyright: European Southern Observatory (ESO)/Surge Brunier (links below). With this post I’d like to address a question that’s been posed to me countless times by friends, family and those here on various social media pages. That question … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Hispasat 30W-6 Launch From FL

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, March 6, 2018 at 00:33 EST (05:33 UTC), … Continue reading

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JAXA H-IIA IGS Optical 6

Image credit & copyright: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Launch Alert: Monday, February 26 at 23:34 EST (04:34 UTC on the 27th), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), will be launching the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries H-IIA (H-2A) rocket; Launch Vehicle No. 38 … Continue reading

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The Southern Ring Nebula

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. At only about 2,000 light years away, the Southern Ring Nebula is one of the closer planetary nebulae to us here on vantage point Earth. Located in the Southern constellation Vela, this nearly half … Continue reading

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Our Fallible Minds

Image credit & copyright: Dan Marker-Moore. Maybe you’ve been on a walk or perhaps driving down the freeway (highway, whatever) and there it is; the Moon sitting on the horizon in an almost shocking display. It appears huge, almost as if … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 from CA Coming Up

Images credit & copyright: Ryan Chylinski and SpaceX. Launch Alert!: Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 06:17 PST (09:17 EST & 14:17 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9 (core B1038.2) will be launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base’s Space Launch Complex 4E … Continue reading

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