Clouds of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops. The spacecraft was over 65.9 degrees south latitude, with a lovely view of the south polar region of the…


The X-37B is back

After 718 days in space, the Air Force’s robotic space plane landed at Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, becoming the first spacecraft to land on the runway there since the shuttle was retired. Still no definitive word on what it was actually doing (the Air Force claims it is just a technology testbed).

Deep Space Network

NASA’s Deep Space Network keeps track of a large number of probes out there. Spacecraft are at the moon, Mars, Saturn and in deep space. I love the fact that they check in on Voyager 1 and 2 from time to time. Voyager 2 is 31 light hours from earth. Voyager 1 is in interstellar space and 38 light hours out.