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Ariane 5’s 1st Launch of 2019 Coming Up

Images credit & copyright: Arianespace/CNES. Launch Alert! Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 21:01 UTC (16:01 EST) Arianespace will launch their massive Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA247 carrying the HellasSat 4/SaudiGeoSat 1 and GSAT 11 from Launch Site, Ensemble de … Continue reading

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Remembering Columbia and Crew

Images credit & copyright: NASA and the crew of STS-107 Columbia. “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 … Continue reading

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Remembering Challenger and Crew

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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Apollo One Remembered “Ad Astra Per Aspera”

Images & video credit & copyright: NASA. Many images and videos below. Ad Astra Per Aspera, or as it’s more commonly spoken, Per Aspera Ad Astra; “Through Hardship to the Stars.” “If we die, we want people to accept it. … Continue reading

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Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow Night!

Images and illustrations credit & copyright: Eclipse images are mine and illustrations are via Sky & Telescope. Head’s up! Sunday, January 20, (tomorrow night) and into the morning of Monday, January 21, 2019, the Earth will pass directly between the Sun … Continue reading

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Milky Way at Crater Lake

Image credit & copyright: Rick Parchen. I hope that everyone’s having a great weekend and let’s keep it rolling with this image of the Milky Way over Oregon’s Crater Lake as seen by Rick Parchen. A quick bit of information … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Goes Vertical at LC-39A

Images credit & copyright: SpaceX. Things are heating up at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) as on the morning of Thursday, January 3, SpaceX rolled out their beautiful, long awaited Crew Dragon (Dragon 2) to Launch Complex 39A on Falcon 9 booster B1051.1. … Continue reading

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