Time-lapse photos of Earth taken from the International Space Station and stitched together into a short video. The ISS circles the Earth once every 90 minutes. Keep your eyes open for recognizable features such as the northern lights, Florida, Italy, and the Nile River.
The Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft is seen as it lands with Expedition 54 crew members Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei of NASA and cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 (February 27 Eastern time.) Acaba, Vande Hei, and Misurkin are returning after 168 days in space where…
Hey, I found a Super Sabre! You should be following #stateofnasa on Twitter and Instagram today. Cool stuff happening! Im at Edwards Air Force Base.
Kind of a mind-blower to realize that this event happened when dinosaurs walked the Earth, but its light and sound is only now reaching us.
No, this isn’t an Onion headline. SpaceX needed a payload for a test launch of its huge Falcon Heavy rocket, so Elon Musk thought that it would be neat to blast one of his cars into space.
John Young, who had the longest career of any NASA astronaut, passed away on January 5 at age 87. Since I was out of town at the time, I wrote this addendum to last week’s TDIAH post today.
Musk has ID’d the first payload for the Falcon 9 Heavy. I don’t think he is joking.
In November 1960, President John F. Kennedy announced to the world that the United States had chosen to send a man to the Moon within ten years (not because it was easy, but because it was hard). The US had already orbited the Earth with Projects Mercury and Gemini, but leaving Earth orbit would require much more…
An excellent, brief video by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory about the Cassini-Huygens mission which ended today with Cassini burning up (we hope) in Saturn’s atmosphere.
The Moon’s shadow on the Earth as photographed from the International Space Station.
I was lucky enough to stand 900 feet from one of these, a RS-25 Space Shuttle main engine, while it ran for 8 minutes on this test stand. If you have any interest in this kind of thing, look out for NASA socials. They are huge fun.
This is cool. Really cool.
I love me some Canberra, I love me some space agency, I love me some eclipse. How cool is this? Tax money well spent, if you ask me.
That’s a big storm.
The center F-1 on the S-1C of SA-500D at the US Space and Rocket Center. Not the first time I’ve seen it. Not the first time I’ve photographed it. Not the first time I’ve been awed by it.
Could have been. It would have been a sight to see.
MIT has an awesome open course you can download that has many of the project leaders from the Space Shuttle program discussing their respective areas. These are the folks who were there from the beginning discussing systems, structures, aero, DOD use and a bunch of other stuff. In the aerothermodynamics session it was…
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…
Indeed, the biggest plane by wingspan, Vulcan Aerospace’s Stratolaunch was out of the hangar for the first time yesterday. The plan is to use it as a reusable rocket launch platform.