Space

“We Didn’t Know the Questions”: Remembering Apollo 10, 50 Years On (Part 2)

It was no understatement that Charlie Brown and Snoopy were everywhere in the days leading up to (and during) the Apollo 10 mission. Here Snoopy, clad in bubble helmet and trademark scarf, sits with Charlie on a console in Mission Control. Photo Credit: NASA Snoopy, the little black-and-white dog from the Peanuts comic strip, was everywhere at NASA five decades ...

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First Flyby Science Results of 2014 MU69 Published by New Horizons Team

Composite high-resolution view of 2014 MU69, as seen by New Horizons on Jan. 1, 2019. Photo Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute//Roman Tkachenko The first science results from the flyby of 2014 MU69 by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft have now been published, revealing more details about one the strangest objects in our Solar System. New Horizons flew ...

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Record-Setting Falcon 9 Launches First 60 Starlink Satellites to Orbit

It was third time lucky for SpaceX’s first Starlink mission on Thursday, 23 May, which rose on-time from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at exactly 10:30 p.m. EDT. Photo Credit: John Studwell/AmericaSpace For the fourth time in 2019, SpaceX launched in the hours of darkness late Thursday, 23 May, to deliver its first 60 Starlink communications satellites into low-Earth orbit. Tipping ...

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Review: Apollo’s Legacy

Apollo’s Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings by Roger Launius Smithsonian Books, 2019 hardcover, 264 pp., illus. ISBN 978-1-58834-689-0 US$27.95 With two months to go, preparations for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing are shifting into high gear, including in the publishing world. A wave of books is hitting bookshelves (or their electronic equivalents) on all aspects of ...

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SpaceX Readies First Batch of Starlink Satellites for Wednesday Night Launch

On its sixth launch of 2019, Wednesday’s planned night launch of the first members of Starlink will also be SpaceX’s fourth flight of the year executed in the hours of darkness. Photo Credit: John Studwell / AmericaSpace If you believe Elon Musk, the first baby-steps on the journey to Mars begin late Wednesday evening from Space Launch Complex (SLC)-40 at ...

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Founders left Audacy

Sam Avery (Co-Founder / Head of Spacecraft Integration) and James Spicer (Chief Engineer & Co-Founder at Audacy, building) left Audacy as they indicated on their Linkedin pages in the period from 07/05/2019 to 14/05/2019. Audacy provides real-time/always-on space communications services from launchpad to lunar distance, initially using two ground stations (San Francisco and Singapore), a 3 satellite constellation in Medium ...

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