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16 July 1969 – #Apollo11 and Our Lady of Mt Carmel

I have amazingly clear memories of  the whole Apollo 11 mission.  Indeed of all the missions before and after, but this and 13 in particular. I received this… From a reader: Today, July 16, is the 50th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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First photograph of a real Black Hole

No, this is not a photo of the HQ of the Fishwrap, a place so dense that no light can escape it. Nor is it a pic of the Jesuits’ Generalate in Rome.  This isn’t an artistic rendering of the … Continue reading

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Photos of Ultima Thule!

The first images of Kuiper Belt object Ultima Thule are on SpaceWeather. New Horizons is a NASA spacecraft that was the first to visit Pluto in July 2015.  It continued into the Kuiper Belt.   This is only the fifth craft … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: SPACE FORCE!

When I was driving to Michigan for this year’s Acton University, I heard a speech that Pres. Trump gave to a gathering of small business leaders.   During that speech he mentioned NASA and the development of the SPACE FORCE! … Continue reading

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Lightning … from above!

No, you are above the lightning for a change. I found this at APOD.  Very cool. Explanation: Watch a huge lightning storm move across the eastern USA. The huge storm caused much damage and unfortunately some loss of life for … Continue reading

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4 July – JUNO!

From Space.com: NASA’s Juno spacecraft is scheduled to enter into orbit around JupiterMonday night (July 4), ending its nearly five-year trek to the solar system’s biggest planet. The key event Monday is a 35-minute engine burn at 11:18 p.m. EDT … Continue reading

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How Spirit got there

Poor little Spirit isn’t working anymore (so far as we know), but this is how he got there!

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PLUTO!

NASA has released photos of Pluto and its moon, the aptly named Charon. The craft New Horizons made its closest approach to Pluto today, 14 July 2015. Here is a false color composite:   New Horizons’ almost 10-year, three-billion-mile journey … Continue reading

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New Horizons!

Biretta tip to APOD, this comes from NASA: NASA’s New Horizons – the fastest spacecraft ever created – will speed past Pluto on July 14, 2015, beaming back high resolution photos (and invaluable data) of the dwarf planet’s surface for … Continue reading

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Look! DOWN from the sky!

This is simply too cool not to share. Biretta tip to AC who sent the link. o{]:¬) Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream NASA Now Streaming Live HD Camera Views of Earth from Space (Video) Daydreaming about being an astronaut … Continue reading

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Voyager I finally reaches interstellar space!

Voyager I was launched in 1977.  It has finally let your solar system and entered interstellar space. Click HERE for youtube videos of the songs on the “Golden Record”. Very cool. Will little Voyager eventually achieve consciousness and return to … Continue reading

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NASA and Latin

This is pretty cool. From the Beeb: Mars images to go on social media feeds in Latin By Zoe Kleinman Pictures of the surface of Mars, taken from Nasa’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), are to be captioned in Latin on … Continue reading

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Weightless Water Wringing

This is very cool. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8TssbmY-GM&feature=player_embedded I may have to get out my Yaesu radio later on and see if I can pick up the ISS during a fly over.

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17 April 1970 – Odyssey returns to Earth

On this day 43 years ago, the Command Module Odyssey splashed down. Apollo XIII I remember – as if it were yesterday – being glued to the TV watching the coverage of this glorious disaster.  It was inspiring. But we … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Of Niobids and Rovers

This is simply too cool. Every once in a while, we find something from antiquity that we knew about but thought lost. Check this out, from Gazzetta del Sud.  Dorothy King’s PhDiva has a lot of photos.  With a biretta tip … Continue reading

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