Yesterday, The Verge posted a neat video of SpaceX’s Grasshopper flying higher than ever. According to the article, Grasshopper flew 744 meters high, hovered, then returned safely to the launch pad. If you look closely at the video, it looks like SpaceX is using a quadcopter UAV or some such thing to film the rocket […]Read More SpaceX’s Grasshopper “leaps” higher
In light of the Sakurajima volcanic eruption in Japan, I present to you a picture of the very active volcano. From January 2013. There don’t appear to be any other images yet of Sunday’s eruption. This image comes courtesy of the NASA Earth Observatory page. But it initially came to my attention from the Bad Astronomer page, […]Read More Missed it, by that much.