Tag Archives: NASA

Space Station Resupply Launch from VA Coming Up

Images credit & copyright: NASA & Northrop Grumman. LAUNCH ALERT: Friday, November 16, 2018 at 04:23 EST (09:23 UTC & 01:23 PST) a Northrop Grumman Antares 230 rocket will be launching from Launch Pad 0A (LP-0A) at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport … Continue reading

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Galactic Sunflower

Image credit: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Located 27 million light years away in the constellation of Canes Venatici (the hunting dogs) is this beautiful spiral galaxy cataloged as Messier 63, the “Sunflower Galaxy.” In this close up view of the … Continue reading

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Soyuz MS-10 In-Flight Launch Abort

Images & video credit: NASA/ESA/Russian Defense Ministry. On Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 04:40 EDT (08:40 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-10 (ISS 56S or Soyuz 58) lifted off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan … Continue reading

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Station’s Next Crew Set for Launch!

Images credit & copyright: Roscosmos/NASA. Launch Alert! Thursday, October 11 2018 at 04:40 EDT (08:40 UTC) a Soyuz-FG rocket; MS-10 (ISS 56S or Soyuz 58) will lift off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) at the legendary Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. … Continue reading

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Happy 60th Birthday NASA!

Images credit: NASA. The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) began its life on March 3, 1915. Its logo; a circular seal depicting the Wright Brothers fist flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Eventually that evolved into the familiar yellow … Continue reading

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A Spirit in Perpetual Night

Image credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA). Acknowledgement: J. Hughes (Rutgers University). Located roughly 150,000 light years away in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) in the constellation Dorado, a spirit wanders in perpetual night, only observing stars … Continue reading

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Now is the Time to Observe Uranus

Images credit & copyright: NASA/JPL Voyager 2. If you love the night sky and the planets in particular then 2018 has been a fantastic year.  Jupiter reached opposition (closest point to Earth) back on May 8, Saturn reached opposition on … Continue reading

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