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SpaceX CRS-11 to Mark the 100th Launch from LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Live streaming links and mission information below. LAUNCH ALERT: Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 17:07 EDT (21:07 UTC), a SpaceX Falcon 9 will rise from NASA’s legendary Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) as part of Commercial … Continue reading

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December 2016 Geminid Meteor Shower Forecast

Image credit & copyright: Jeff Berkes. Tuesday, December 13, until dawn on Wednesday, December 14, this year’s annual Geminids meteor shower will be at their peak.  As with all meteor showers there’s an estimated viewing window aka; “active dates” which in … Continue reading

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Orbital ATK SLS Booster Test Tuesday!

  Illustrations & video credit & copyright: NASA. Tuesday, June 28, 2015 at 08:05 EDT (12:05 UTC) Orbital ATK will conduct the second and final horizontal static-fire test on a solid rocket booster (SRB) known as Qualification Motor-2 (QM-2) at … Continue reading

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Who Brought the Dwarf

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. 15 million light years away in the constellation Draco (the Dragon) is this busy dwarf galaxy cataloged as UGC 8201. As a member of the M81 group of galaxies it’s not within … Continue reading

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Spring Moon and Jupiter

Image Credit & Copyright: Me. Here’s just a quick capture of tonight’s Moon and Jupiter pairing (Monday, March 21, 2016). There was nothing truly remarkable about this get together aside from the fact that it, (as all close approaches of … Continue reading

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Expedition 47/48 (TMA-20M & ISS 46S) Crew to Launch This Week

Image Credit & Copyright: NASA/Joel Kowsky of the launch of Expedition 46/47. Friday, March 18, at 21:26 UTC (17:26 EDT) a Soyuz-FG rocket; TMA-20M (ISS 46S or Soyuz 48) will be lifting off from Launch Pad 1/Launcher 5 (LC 1/5) … Continue reading

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Arianespace Ariane 5 Second Launch of 2016 Next Week

Image Credit & Copyright: Arianespace image of the launch of VA-228. LAUNCH ALERT: Wednesday, March 9, 2015 at 05:22 UTC (00:22 EST) Arianespace will launch the massive and beautiful Ariane 5 ECA rocket (designated Flight VA229) for the second time … Continue reading

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