Tag Archives: space program

Grasshopper

This is amazing.
Meet Grasshopper.
Grasshopper (aka Falcon 9 by Spacex) had a test flight on 13 August.  It flew to an altitude of 250m with a lateral offset of 100m and then maneuvered back to its launch pad.

Well done, Grasshopper. You … Continue reading

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Of touch downs and splash downs

Today Discovery, heading to her tomb in Washington, touched down safely at Dulles Airport on the back of the 747.
Today in 1970 the stricken Odyssey of the Apollo 13 Moon mission splashed down safely on the back of courage, ingenuity and … Continue reading

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The Hammer and The Feather

I remember watching this when I was a kid and thinking that it was very cool indeed.
Today I picked it up from Astronomy Pic of the Day, which is on my daily checklist.
A famous experiment compliments of Apollo 15 back … Continue reading

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Does Pres. Obama desire the USA to slide into mediocrity?

Does Pres. Obama desire the USA to slide into mediocrity?  Neil Armstrong, Jim Lovell and Eugene Cernan raise the question.
From Politico with my E & C.
Armstrong: Obama hurting Space effort
Former astronaut Neil Armstrong has issued a strongly worded rebuke of … Continue reading

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