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Going to be outside this Labor Day weekend? Look for this summer constellation...

High above our heads in the summer evenings is the constellation Cygnus – the Swan.  It’s a memorable landmark of the summer sky.  It’s brightest stars form what look like a cross, so it is also known as the Northern Cross. 157 more words


08/26/2014 - Ephemeris - The Great Rift

Ephemeris for Tuesday, August 26th.  The sun rises at 6:57.  It’ll be up for 13 hours and 31 minutes, setting at 8:29.   The moon, 1 day past new, will set at 8:45 this evening. 166 more words

Ephemeris Program

Timelapse video captures Cygnus' departure from the International Space Station

(Photo Credit: ESA)

Astronauts on the International Space Station have captured an amazing timelapse video showing Orbital Science’s Cygnus Orb-2 cargo spacecraft departing the orbiting complex on 15th August 2014 81 more words


Taking out the trash -- with STYLE!

Cygnus has returned to Earth . . . technically.  Yesterday, the spacecraft made a firey reentry, burning up in the atmosphere over the south Pacific.  The ISS crew had a lovely view of the destructive reentry, as it was night over that part of the Earth as they went overhead.   78 more words