Just a few tidbits today, more to laugh about and maybe learn in the process. Yup, a person can still have fun while learning. These next few articles are good reminders that the human element is ever-present with space operations, and even if that isn’t, then Murphy just decides to take the helm. Over the weekend, […]Read More Even Working In Space, We’re Human
I happened on this news story last Friday as I was in research mode at work: MH17 update. It looked interesting, but was also suspicious when I considered the timing of the image’s release corresponding to Putin getting a finger in the chest from the Australian Prime Minister. However, me being at work meant I really […]Read More Satellite Imagery Provides No Real Help for MH17 (because of Photoshopping?)
The next few hours or so will be interesting and hopefully history-making. The European Space Agency (ESA) team has come so far with the Rosetta mission. If you don’t know what Rosetta is, in short: the Europeans have sent a spacecraft, Rosetta, to successfully intercept a comet over 400,000,000 km (about 250,000,000 miles) from Earth, and […]Read More On Time, On Target? The Rosetta Mission
Below is just a fun little clip one of the people I work with shared. As much fun as the gentleman narrating the clip is having at the expense of Soyuz (it’s all tongue in cheek), we really need to remember one thing: it’s the only way we can get people up to the ISS and back […]Read More The Soft Landing?!
This is a repost of a post from 3 Sept 2014. For those who just needed a reminder, yesterday was the 57th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s second satellite launched into space. This time with a dog named Laika on board. And while the Soviets’ accomplishment of launching the first living being into space shouldn’t […]Read More Repost: Soviet Dogs and History