Category Archives: Spaceflight

Shuttle Columbia, 10 years later

One of my first posts on this blog was in recognition of the heroic sacrifices made by the Apollo 1, Challenger, and Columbia crews, as well as a handful of other astronauts who were killed in training missions.  Today marks … Continue reading

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Asteroid belt–Around Vega

NASA and the ESA announced a few days ago the discovery of an asteroid belt around Vega.  I find this exciting, for several reasons, not the least of which is that we can all go outside and find Vega quite … Continue reading

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Dragon splashdown

I’m a few days late, but: Welcome home, Dragon!

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The Voyager Mission

The last few posts have been serious and full of opinion.  Time for some fun facts. In 1977, two spacecraft launched to explore the outer planets of the Solar System.  Since then, they have toured the Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus … Continue reading

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Heroic Sacrifice

In honor of memorial day, this post is dedicated to the astronauts of the Challenger, Columbia, and Apollo 1 disasters. In addition, astronauts Theodore Freeman, Elliot See, Charles Bassett, and C.C. Williams all died in T-38 crashes.  C.C. Williams is … Continue reading

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