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Soms het jy hom net gehoor as hy die gordyne saggies oop geskuif het. Maar meestal was hy doodstil. En dan het hy vir lang oomblikke in die donkerte gestaar om die weer te kyk as dit weerlig. 444 more words

How Skylab Would Be Rescued and Reused

Aching to return to space, NASA scientists and engineers were filled with more dreams than just the first flight of the Space Shuttle. One immediate idea for a Shuttle mission is to reuse Skylab, which was last crewed in 1974. 511 more words


Me and Friendship 7

My space fever began in first grade, when I read about John Glenn’s historic space flight the year I was born. I was impressed by his orbit of the Earth on Feb. 239 more words

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The Rockets of LC-39A

Yesterday, LC-39A moved into a new chapter by launching a Falcon 9, but it’s just the latest of many chapters.  Originally constructed in the 1960s for the giant Saturn V rocket, and consequently one of the biggest and toughest pads in the world, it has hosted four different rockets in its history (five if you count a different configuration of Saturn V).   448 more words


A Blast (off) From My Past

The image below is a screen capture from one the videos in the previous post on today’s SpaceX CRS-10 launch.

Life comes full circle. In a… 417 more words


'Peace and hope for all mankind': the stellar legacy of the last moon landing

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the moon landings? Most likely, it’s the statement: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. 1,283 more words


Houston, the Whitneys have landed... At The Johnson Space Center

“We choose to go to the Moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard…” 459 more words