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John Glenn’s Orbital Journey

February 20, 2013 by
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. in his Mercury spacesuit

51 years ago today, the Atlas rocket boosters that John Glenn, inside his Friendship 7 capsule, was strapped to the top of ignited. Millions of Americans watched as the resulting 350,000 pounds of thrust vibrated the vehicle that was about to take the first American into orbit around the Earth.

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Alien Footprints

January 30, 2013 by
Distances driven on the Moon and Mars

Ever wondered about the track's humanity has left on other worlds? If so, you'll probably appreciate this infographic from Karl Tate and Space.com.

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Remembering Challenger

January 28, 2013 by
Crew of Challenger STS-51-L

27 years ago today, seven explorers gave their lives in the pursuit of scientific understanding. 73 seconds after lift-off, Challenger broke apart and disintegrated over the Atlantic Ocean. We remember Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, Ronald McNair; (back row) Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe, Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik. We thank them for assisting in this planet's quest...

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Footballers and Astronauts

January 20, 2013 by
ISS compared to football field

What do professional (American) football players and astronauts have in common? ...

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ChemCam view of unknown object

The latest Curiosity status report indicates that the mysterious shiny object next to the rover “appears to be a shred of plastic material, likely benign, but it has not been definitively identified.” To proceed cautiously, the team is continuing the investigation for another day before deciding whether to resume processing of the sample in...

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ChemCam view of unknown object

The Curiosity rover spotted something curious on the Martian sands today. What might it be? I speculate, then offer my advice on how NASA should proceed.

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SpaceX CRS-1 Update

October 8, 2012 by
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As I mentioned yesterday, the private corporation SpaceX successfully launched its Dragon capsule en route to the International Space Station, on the first Commercial Resupply Services contract ever. I watched the video live and didn’t immediately notice any issues but, come to find out, the Falcon launch vehicle lost one of its engines on...

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Or, “This time, for real”. Back in May, SpaceX launched it’s Dragon capsule on top of their Falcon 9 rocket, on an intercept course with the International Space Station. This was a test to prove that SpaceX could take over the resupply of the ISS, as space becomes a commercial frontier. The test went...

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