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45 Years Ago…

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Saturn V

On June 16, 1969 a Saturn V launched from the Kennedy Space Center carrying Apollo 11 for the moon. Source SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration Send to Kindle

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Rosetta

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In the Beginning

The Big Bang Theory is the most likely explanation for how the universe began. It was originally resisted by astronomers due to its theological implications, among other reasons. It puzzles me that so many fundamentalist Christians seem to be opposed … Continue reading

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Only Ignorant Fools Don’t Vaccinate

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Another Test of SpaceX Grasshopper Successor

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The Golden Age

During the golden age of science fiction in the 1940s and 50s—the heyday of Robert Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke—the writers of speculative fiction imagined humanity spreading from Earth to the moon and beyond. They described … Continue reading

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Space Tourism

On June 21, 2004 I was privileged to be a “VIP” when SpaceShipOne first flew into space. Space, according to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale begins at an altitude of 62 miles. Why 62 miles? Theodore von Kármán calculated that it … Continue reading

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SpaceX Reusable First Stage Landing

The orignal raw video that SpaceX released to the web seemed utterly damaged and unusable. But hoping against hope, they opened it up to crowdsourcing. And so, the good people at NasaSpaceFlight.com after several thousand man-hours were able to actually … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy

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