Tag Archives: NASA

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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The Beautifully Twisted M106

Photo Credit: NASA/ESA Hubble, Hubble Heritage team, Robert Gendler. Located relatively close (for a galaxy) at 23.5 million light years away in the constellation Canes Venatici, is this beautiful yet oddly shaped spiral galaxy named Messier 106 (M106). At first … Continue reading

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A Momentous Day, Indeed

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, February 18 at 10:01 EST (15:01 UTC), SpaceX will make history as a Falcon 9 Full Thrust (FT) rocket will rise from NASA’s legendary Launch … Continue reading

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Globular Star Cluster NGC 1846

Image credit & copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. Globular star clusters are some of the most beautiful objects in the galaxy as well as some of the oldest objects in the galaxy. This cluster, NGC 1846 appears to be a … Continue reading

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Remembering Columbia

Images credit & copyright: NASA. “And for the whole time I was growing up, for as long as I can remember, any time anyone asked me what I wanted to be it was, “I want to be an astronaut.” – … Continue reading

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