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Category Archives: OASIS
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)
“Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels… his was the most… human.” -Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan …but most of you already know where that quote came … Continue reading
Success!! Launch of DSCOVR satellite atop Falcon 9
“The Falcon takes flight! Propelling the Deep Space Climate Observatory on a million-mile journey to protect our planet Earth” proclaimed the NASA TV announcer. A Falcon 9 rocket carrying the DSCOVR launched successfully from Cape Canaveral at 6:04 ET on … Continue reading
Successful launch and splashdown! ESA’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle
The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV) spaceplane launch-reentry mission was a big success! At approximately 6 am PT (2 pm GMT) on February 11, IXV launched atop a Vega rocket from the Guiana Space Center (Kourou, French … Continue reading
SCRUBBED AGAIN Launch of DSCOVR satellite atop Falcon 9 – another attempt at an intact landing
Due to wind. New launch time at 6:03 pm ET (3:03 pm PT) Wednesday Watch here http://www.spacex.com/webcast/
SCRUBBED launch of DSCOVR atop a Falcon 9 – TODAY February 8, 2015 – NASA TV
Launch scrubbed due to loss of the Air Force’s Eastern Range radar. Next possible launch time is Monday, February 9 at 6:07 pm ET. On February 8, 2015, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is set to launch aboard a … Continue reading
Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) Ready to Launch Atop a Falcon 9
On February 8, 2015, the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) is set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 at 6:10 pm ET (3:10 pm PT) from Cape Canaveral, FL. This launch is highly and doubly significant: DSCOVR’s primary mission is … Continue reading
Now the folks on the International Space Station can enjoy a morning (or whenever) cup o’ joe!
Well, actually, espresso. The Italians have developed the ISSpresso, which will make the good stuff, even in microgravity. And soon the astronauts/cosmonauts can even drink it out of cups! No more of these squeeze bags and straws. These cups are … Continue reading
NASA Mission to Measure Earth’s Soil Moisture Levels Launches Successfully
NASA’s latest Earth-observing mission, Soil Moisture Active Passive Satellite (SMAP), launched successfully on January 31, 2015. The satellite rode atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II that was launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base early Saturday morning, and its solar … Continue reading
Will the people on the ISS get to see the Super Bowl?
Unfortunately, the Super Bowl is when many of the astronauts are asleep, but some may catch the beginning or the end. And they can’t grill any hot dogs or burgers in space anyway – you can’t have an open flame. … Continue reading
Happy 11th Anniversary to Opportunity!
Nearly 26 miles and counting. Opportunity has nearly run a marathon! Here is the gorgeous result of a series of photos Opportunity took at the rim of Cape Tribulation with its panoramic camera. NASA released this on January 22 as … Continue reading