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February 08 - 183 Istria and 283 Emma

Asteroid 283 Emma was spotted by Auguste Charlois on this very day in 1889. It’s a large main-belt asteroid about 150 to 160km wide (opinions vary). 158 more words

Astronomy

Recovery Ship Covers

During the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions a number of US Navy ships were stationed in a variety of places to recover the space capsule after re-entry through earth’s atmosphere, ending in splashdown. 123 more words

Apollo

Twas the Night Before Festivus

By Chuck Howe

The apartment was hectic on Festivus Eve,
“You kids clean up” I yelled as I rolled up my sleeve
Twas a cold night in 1979… 231 more words

Poetry

Hacking when it Counts: Much Space Station Hacking Saved Skylab

Thanks to the seminal work of Howard and Hanks et al, the world is intimately familiar with the story behind perhaps the most epic hack of all time, the saving of the crippled Apollo 13 mission. 1,410 more words

Transportation Hacks

Nina's Travel Rule #48: Never Golf on a Dead Goose

So I was asked last night if I’d ever written a book, ’cause apparently MY VOICE SHOULD BE HEARD. I was like, nah, lazy, blah blah, but I do have a blog. 1,011 more words

Travel

A compilation of stunning UFO footage from NASA's archives

By TS

I’m very skeptical of the moon footage released to the public but I believe the footage shot in orbit around Earth is legit. I think NASA and other agencies know full well what is on the moon and what the moon may really be and they hide it. 1,115 more words

Sci-Tech

How to Kill a Satellite — and Why You'd Want to Do It

Odds are you wouldn’t care much if a team of researchers told you they’d mastered a multi-objective optimization problem to create a reliable orbit propagator (with the help of resonant tesseral harmonics, of course. 807 more words