Here are some fun stories for you, courtesy of The Space Review. Perry Mason, shotguns, bombs, and Thor–all of these have a common element–the human. Just click on this link: The weird ones. And of course the whole thing wouldn’t be complete without mentioning NOAA-19. Can this happen today during space operations and in the space […]Read More Proof that some things don’t change…
I was only 10 years old when Mt. Saint Helens erupted in 1980. I remember the newspapers with pictures of the volcano spewing ash and smoke. I remember seeing pictures of cars in Spokane covered in the ash from that angry mountain. I remember the little cylinders of ash enterprising business-people sold to people who […]Read More 1980: Mt. Saint Helens from Space
Because it’s been a year, I’m taking a little break, but don’t worry, more original content is coming starting tomorrow again. So you’re currently looking at some of the Clearancejobs.com articles about space I’ve written. I’ll be interspersing these throughout for a little bit (not long). This particular article was posted on Clearancejobs.com on 22 January, […]Read More The UN “Disaster Charter”–what is it and who uses it?
Updated information at the bottom regarding thrusters and fuel!! SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is on a roll. Not literally of course, that would be bad. More importantly, SpaceX noted on their Twitter feed that roll rate of the Falcon 9 first stage booster was close to zero. Why is that so important that SpaceX […]Read More On a Roll: One Small Step for Reusable Rockets
Geosynchronous (GEO) satellites are wonderful. They can see a lot of the Earth from 22,236 miles in space. It’s why they make great observation and communications satellites. Previous chapters explained some of the problems facing GEO satellites, too, such as solar influence and eclipses. But now’s the time for a few lesser known problems GEO satellites […]Read More Why Space Matters: GEO Satellite operations, Part 7–Curves and Angles