Daily Archives: 16.09.2019

Review: Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky: Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth by Gordon L. Dillow Scribner, 2019 hardcover, 288 pp., illus. ISBN 978-1-5011-8774-2 US$27.00 Hardly a week goes by without some kind of story about an asteroid making a close approach—relatively speaking—to the Earth. While these specific objects never pose an imminent threat of impact, they are ...

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EVAs and More on ‘Sixty-Four: Remembering STS-64, 25 Years On (Part 2)

Spacewalkers Mark Lee (right) and Carl Meade work above Discovery’s payload bay during STS-64, 25 years ago, this month. Below them is the large telescope of their primary payload, the Lidar In-Space Technology Experiment (LITE) and, just behind it, the gold-colored mass of the SPARTAN solar physics satellite. Photo Credit: NASA A quarter-century ago, this month, the crew of Discovery ...

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