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Category: space

Once upon a time we dreamed

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first US moon landing, there has been a lot of wonderful television programming — retrospectives of that time, with film footage never […]

‘Short’ sighted

Seriously, NASA didn’t think to stock up on smaller spacesuits as soon as they let women into the program!?  

At last, something to cheer about

This week Elon Musk’s company SpaceX successfully launched the world’s most powerful rocket and put his personal Tesla roadster into space, complete with the dummy “Starman” at the wheel. Shades […]

Eclipse: 92% was no big deal

(Updated Aug. 22, 2017) I knew we weren’t going to get a total eclipse in Denver, but I thought our 92% would be notable. Meh, as you can see above, […]

R.I.P. John Glenn

  John Herschel Glenn Jr. July 18, 1921 – December 8, 2016   Godspeed, John Glenn Ad astra

Earthrise 2015

This particular image, found on space.com, was captured on Oct. 12, 2015, by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft. Not quite the same impact as the first Earthrise photo shot by […]

Beyond the Horizon

A symphony of hope and aspiration from The Planetary Society on their 35th anniversary. Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Emily Lakdawalla and Carl Sagan reflect humanity’s next frontier: beyond the […]

Pluto’s beautiful atmosphere

Wouldn’t want anyone to miss this gorgeous photo of Pluto, shot from 1.2 million miles away by the departing New Horizons spacecraft. The glowing ring is light passing through Pluto’s […]

A plea for Pluto

NASA made history again today with the New Horizons spacecraft doing its 30,000 mph flyby of Pluto after a 9-year, 3-billion-mile flight across our solar system. I missed every live […]

Philae lander waking up

The New York Times is reporting this morning that spacecraft Rosetta’s Philae lander, which bounced onto the surface of a comet last November and into a mostly shadowed position, has gathered […]

These photos are out of this world

The photo above reminds me of an undersea scene with sponges or coral or something. But it isn’t. It’s the surface of Mars, photographed from the orbiting Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter […]

SpaceX releases photos into public domain

  Sunday, following the example set by NASA, Elon Musk’s SpaceX released more than 100 photographs into the public domain. The photos were originally released under a Creative Commons license, […]