Posts tagged space
Posts tagged space
Assembled my SpaceX model rocket!
I still need to get one of these.
All new astronauts had to undergo a turn in the NASA Spank-O-Tronic 5000. Later they turned it into a satellite.
On the night of January 21st, you’ll be able to see the Moon, Jupiter, AND Jupiter’s moons at the same time through the same telescope. Don’t miss it!
I will be willing to bet one million dollars that St. Louis’ sky will be cloudy that night. Sigh. That said, if you haven’t gone out to spy on Jupiter recently you’ve been missing out. Just beautiful views.
“Buzz” Aldren takes a self portrait during the flight of Gemini 12. 1966[452x450]
Given the opportunity, so would I.
NASA’s Version of Mr. Fusion
When I put my hand it it goes into another dimension!
A newfound asteroid gave Earth a close shave early today, zipping between our planet and the moon just two days after astronomers first spotted it.
WE ALMOST DIED TWO DAYS AGO!
Sorry. ‘Tis the season for apocalyptic doom prophecies.
Apollo-Soyuz ad, 1975.
Sure. Why not?
The perfect gift for that special Astronomer this Christmas!
Is there anything more powerful?
On this day in 1957, America’s first satellite launch attempt ended in a fireball:
Vanguard: America’s Epic Failnik: “…the rocket rose slowly off the pad for a full four seconds, gaining about two feet of altitude. Then, it lost thrust. It looked for a second like the rocket was going to settle nicely back down on the pad, but it didn’t. Vanguard buckled under its own weight, its fuel tanks ruptured and exploded. The rocket was destroyed and the launch pad badly damaged as both were engulfed in flames.
“Within the carnage, the satellite interpreted the loss of thrust as weightlessness in orbit and separated from the rocket. It was thrown clear, landing a short distance away with its transmitters proudly sending out a beacon signal.”
Organics Discovered on Mercury! New results from the MESSENGER spacecraft not only confirm that the planet closest to the sun has ice inside shaded craters near the north pole, but that a thin layer of very dark organic material seems to be covering a good part of the frozen water.
The smallest planet in the Solar System has joined the Organics Club…