Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Today is the 20th Anniversay of the International Space Station!

Image Credit: NASA  (click on image to enlarge it)
(for huge enlargement go to the first link below and click on the image twice)

For more information on the 20th anniversay of the ISS see these links from NASA:
20 Years Ago, Construction Began on the International Space Station 
20 Years Ago, Space Station Construction Begins 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Launch of the Parker Solar Probe on a Delta IV Heavy Rocket

NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission launched on August 11th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on its mission to study the Sun's corona. For information on the mission click here, and click on the video below to see the launch.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

"Starman" in Orbit - Amazing views of Earth from SpaceX Spacecraft Briefly in Earth Orbit

On the very long video above, see lots of amazing views of Earth from orbit several thousand kilometers above earth from the SpaceX spacecraft with Elon Musk's old $100,000 cherry red Tesla Roadster with a dummy in its driver's seat named "Starman." After orbiting for a few hours after the launch yesterday, the spacecraft has since had a successful burn to take it out of Earth orbit and on its way towards Mars. It will continue indefinitely on an orbit that will keep it going around the sun and back again towards Mar's orbit and the asteroid belt.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Video of Launch of SpaceX "Falcon Heavy"

The launch takes place at about 20 minutes into the video. The beginning of the amazing touch down of two of the boosters on pads at Cape Canaveral starts at around 29 minutes into the video as they separate simultaneously from the spacecraft, with the actual touch down of the boosters at 38 minutes.