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May 14 - 196 Philomela

Asteroid 196 Philomela was discovered by Christian Heinrich Friedrich Peters at Hamilton College, Clinton (New York) on May 14th 1879.  It is a large, bright, S-type (stony) main belt asteroid, and studies of light curve data have decided it is smooth and asymmetrically shaped. 270 more words

Astronomy

ADVENTURES ON LAND, IN SPACE, AND IN TIME

May 14th in history:

The Lewis and Clark Expedition began its journey up the Missouri River on May 14th, 1804, with William Clark leading a group of explorers from a camp in the Illinois territory. 100 more words

Today In History

Combo Apps/SkyLab

SKYLAB for iOS: Create beautiful skies with SkyLab. SkyLab is the one and only sky replacement app. Imagine dropping stunning skies on your photos with this innovative new app. 134 more words

Photography

What was the Russian equivalent of Skylab? http://dlvr.it/KlsW6b

Space

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