Tag Archive for Space

April 8, 2009

Hubble Finds Crown Of The King—NGC 7049

NASA/ESA reports hubble’s capture of a striking image from NGC 7049. The image resembles the crown of thorns placed atop Jesus’ head by Roman soldiers. In a press release, NASA/ESA reports: The NASA/ESA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured this image of NGC 7049, a mysterious looking galaxy on the border between spiral and elliptical galaxies. […]

April 6, 2009

Taepoding Missile Launch Partial Success: Universe Today

Ian O’Neill at Universe Today believes North Korea’s launch of a Taepoding missile was a partial success. O’Neill writes, “The Taepoding-2 rocket didn’t make it into space at all, and rather than orbiting the Earth, the communications satellite now rests at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. However, this is a worrying development, the missile […]

March 31, 2009

Could Space Junk Be Weaponized?

I was just thinking about that piece of Russian space junk that blazed a trail along the U.S. East Coast the other night. Is it possible to weaponize space junk? Could large rocket parts also have a secondary purpose? Would it be possible to install a guidance system to maneuver the object to hit a […]

February 12, 2009

US/Russian Satellite Crash First Of Its Kind

The crash of a commercial US Iridium satellite with a dead russian Cosmos satellite is said to be the first of its kind. Iridium says its Iridium constellation is “healthy” and “this event is not the result of a failure on the part of Iridium or its technology.” Iridium says “…the company is taking the […]

August 8, 2007

Endeavour STS-118 On Its Way

Shuttle Endeavour has blasted off and is well on its way with a crew of seven, including teacher Barbara Morgan.

July 26, 2007

Drunk Astronauts?

I can’t believe it; NASA allowed drunk astronauts to fly aboard shuttles. Good grief: Aviation Week—A panel reviewing astronaut health issues in the wake of the Lisa Nowak arrest has found that on at least two occasions astronauts were allowed to fly after flight surgeons and other astronauts warned they were so intoxicated that they […]

September 21, 2006

Atlantis Makes Safe Return To KSC

Atlantis returned safely to Kennedy Space Center (KSC) this morning, landing at 6:21am. Welcome home.

September 19, 2006

Object Floating Near Shuttle Atlantis Concerns NASA

An object seen floating near Space Shuttle Atlantis is causing concern at NASA. A TV camera on the shuttle caught an object floating near Atlantis; and NASA is concerned the object came loose from the shuttle: NASA—An object was observed by flight controllers using a TV camera on the shuttle in close proximity to the […]

January 14, 2005

Huygens: First Images From Titan

The European Space Agency’s Huygens probe landed successfully today and is now returning fascinating images of Titan’s surface: NASA—Today, after its seven-year journey through the Solar System on board the Cassini spacecraft, ESA’s Huygens probe has successfully descended through the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, and safely landed on its surface … This image […]