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The Moon & Earth from DSCOVR

Hey, sky fans! Happy Friday! I hope you’ve had a great week, and are getting ready for the weekend. I raise my nearly empty mug to you. 288 more words


That’s here. That’s home. That’s us.

Today’s Friday, but instead of a photo of a far-off and incredible galaxy, here’s a much closer photo of an incredible planet taken from a distance of about 1.5 light seconds by either Bill Anders, Jim Lovell, or Frank Borman as they became the first people ever to visit the moon, aboard Apollo 8, on Christmas Eve 1968. 136 more words

NASA Tries to Ban Jesus from Earth (and space)

NASA, America’s space program, is seeking to ban Jesus from earth (and space).

On behalf of Christian employees at NASA, the Liberty Institute “threatened to file a federal lawsuit unless NASA apologizes and stops censoring the name ‘Jesus’.” 72 more words


Trying to make things better

Thirty years ago today, with millions watching on live TV, the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded shortly after takeoff. All seven crew members died.

Something else died too, and I’ll get to that in a moment. 414 more words

Media And Technology

More Apollo program history

Can’t get enough of man’s greatest adventure, the Apollo program, that took man to the Moon. Above is a documentary about Apollo 8, first manned mission around the moon. 56 more words


Apollo 8 recovery

On this day in 1968, the crew of Apollo 8 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. Sketch of the command module being hoisted aboard the USS Yorktown.