Category Archives: Space

REMEMBERING AMERICA’S HEROES: ASTRONAUT DAVID “DOC” BROWN’S BRILLIANT LAST WORDS

This is a bitter-sweet post to say the least, but my favorite for some time. This week marked the ten-year anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia’s breakup upon reentry into Earth’s atmosphere. This was a very, very bad day for America’s … Read the rest of this entry

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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER FOR LEASE: SO DEPRESSING…

Yeah it is going to be a bustling hive of private spaceflight activity, I won’t hold my breath…

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ASTRONAUT SCOTT KELLY IS RETURNING TO SPACE FOR THE LONG HAUL

Captain Scott Kelly, a two-time Shuttle flyer who has already had an International Space Station expedition under his belt, will be going where no American has gone before, a year in space. This is a huge stepping stone for deep … Read the rest of this entry

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AST HISTORY: THE BOY THAT WON A GEMINI CAPSULE!’

                                      This ad ran in 1967, at the height of the Space Race, and was a huge marketing hit for the folks … Read the rest of this entry

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INCREDIBLE TIME-LAPSE OF SPACE SHUTTLE ENDEAVOUR’S TRIP THROUGH THE STREETS OF LA

Mission 26 The Big Endeavour from Givot on Vimeo.

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RED FEVER!: AMERICA’S FASCINATION WITH MARS STOKED BY NASA’S TRIUMPHANT CURIOSITY ROVER LANDING

What an incredible job the super-hero nerds on NASA’s Curiosity Rover team did in bringing such a complex and fragile piece of machinery to the surface of Mars unscathed and right on target. Americans have been fascinated with the Red … Read the rest of this entry

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X-37B RETURNS HOME AFTER 469 DAYS IN ORBIT: SO WHAT WAS IT DOING UP THERE FOR OVER A YEAR?

After a ton of emails requesting a post on this topic and subsequent deep analysis featuring large applications of deductive reasoning and a splash of creativity I have come up with absolutely no definitive answer as what the X-37B has … Read the rest of this entry

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NEWS ROUNDUP!: JUNE 5th, 2012

EXCLUSIVE: UPDATE ON NAVAIR’S F-5N WING CRACKING ISSUE Original post: http://aviationintel.com/2012/06/03/exclusive-navairs-f-5n-fleet-grounded-due-to-extensive-wing-cracking/ Apparently the F-5N’s wing cracking issue which resulted in an immediate stand-down of what is the backbone of the USN and USMC aggressor force is caused by cracked LAU-7 … Read the rest of this entry

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A HUGE CHEERS TO JAMES “SCOTTY” DOOHAN FOR FINALLY MAKING IT TO THE FINAL FRONTIER!

James Doohan, who passed away in 2005, who was famous for being the greatest warp drive engineer in the whole United Federation of Planets, finally got a well deserved ride into space aboard Space-X’s Falcon 9 rocket. Doohan’s ashes, along … Read the rest of this entry

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THE ISS CATCHES A DRAGON BY THE TAIL!

Another Space-X first ladies and gentleman…

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CONGRATS SPACE-X & WHAT IS GOING ON UP AT THE SPACE STATION ANYWAY?

Space-X’s Falcon 9 successfully launched in spectacular fashion early this morning and a wholehearted congratulations is in order for Elon Musk and his dedicated team. At the same time as Space-X’s historic “commercial” launch we are reminded just why both … Read the rest of this entry

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BLAST FROM THE PAST: BLUE ORIGIN’S VTOL ROCKET A COUSIN OF THE McDONNELL DOUGLAS DC-X “DELTA CLIPPER”

NASA’s Commercial Crew initiative is getting barraged with cutback requests on Capitol Hill, and now the House is preparing to vote on legislation that would require NASA to immediately downselect a single commercial spaceflight purveyor from the eclectic list of … Read the rest of this entry

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COMMERCIAL CREW: STRANGELY THE POLITICIANS GET IT, BUT NASA ADMINISTRATOR BOLDEN DOESN’T

During a hearing on Capitol Hill concerning NASA’s budget and general direction, or misdirection as it may be, both Senators Shelby (R-AL), and Hutchinson (R-TX) echoed almost the exact stance and need for clarity that I have been arguing for … Read the rest of this entry

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DISCOVERY’S FINAL VOYAGE MARKS A SAD DAY FOR AMERICA

It has made world-wide news, and rightfully so, as NASA’s oldest Orbiter gets stuck into the petting zoo at the Smithsonian’s Udvar Hazy facility located at Dulles International Airport. I have gone into detail about my views, many of them … Read the rest of this entry

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ROGOWAY’S REVIEWS: F-SIM’S SPACE SHUTTLE SIMULATOR FOR YOUR IPHONE & IPAD

You hear about highly addicting video game applications such as “Angry Birds” and “Words With Friends” for your i-pad and i-phone but have you ever heard of F-SIM’s SPACE SHUTTLE simulator? Well now you have and trust me, you will … Read the rest of this entry

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