Category / Space

NASA’s Artemis 1 launch was long delayed, but the¬†new Space Launch System (SLS) finally delivered the Orion spacecraft to the moon’s orbit earlier this month. Space fans like me adore the high definition visuals captured by the cadre of private videographers that are now filming every launch from every provider. I’ve only witnessed one launch […]

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In a big milestone for SpaceX’s Starship development, SN15 successfully flew and safely landed its first prototype spaceship. A day later, Elon Musk has said they may try to launch the SN15 again! I think they might fly this until something breaks.

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The number of firsts that SpaceX achieved with this Starship SN8 test will mark this as a seminal day in the history of space flight. This is a major step towards putting humans on Mars. It was thrilling to watch this live with Charlie and Sam. I’m very much looking forward to the continuation of […]

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America is officially back in the space industry lead. SpaceX launched two American astronauts to the International Space Station this weekend from historic Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39, ending a 9-year drought for America’s ability to send humans into space. This is the Crew Demo-2 mission by SpaceX and NASA, using a new Falcon […]

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This is an interesting look at how modern rockets expend their fuel and jettison their stages. Saturn V. Space Shuttle. Falcon Heavy. SLS.

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Apollo 11 Patch

It has been 50 years since the Apollo missions launched humans to the moon. In celebration, there are a multitude of events, documentaries and retrospectives and websites marking the anniversary. I’ll update this list as I find more. NASA’s official Apollo 50th website. This amazing NASA document from 1971, before Apollo 13, contains 8 articles […]

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The Lego NASA Apollo Saturn V 21309 kit is excellent! The set has amazing details and build quality. The boys and I had a great time building and learning about the most powerful rocket ever made.  

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SpaceX just announced that the first private citizen to fly to the moon will be Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese fashion entrepreneur. Yusaku has bought all the seats on the flight, choosing to invite 6-8 artists to join him. He has named his project dearMoon. The artists will be commissioned to produce works inspired by the […]

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/ February 6, 2018 / Comments Off on Falcon Heavy and Starman

Falcon Heavy and Starman

When I first heard that Elon Musk was sending his personal Tesla Roadster to Mars, I looked on TheOnion.com for the story. He wasn’t kidding.   SpaceX’s test launch and flight of the world’s biggest rocket was spectacular, including the mind boggling synchronous return of the twin rocket boosters.

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