Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Mars exploration took a big leap 20 years ago on July 4, 1997.  NASA's Pathfinder mission touched down on the Red Planet, delivering a lander and a small rover called Sojourner — the agency's first wheeled Mars craft — to the surface.

Pathfinder helped pave the way for two decades of eight other NASA robots to have reached Mars, and five of them remain active today.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Adam West RIP we will miss you

Adam West was born William West Anderson on September 19, 1928 in Walla Walla, Washington, to parents Otto West Anderson, a farmer, and his wife Audrey V. (Speer), an opera singer.
At age 14, Adam attended Lakeside School, then went to Whitman College, where he got a degree in literature and psychology. 

West died on 9 June 2017, Los Angeles, California, USA from leukemia

His bio can be found HERE

Sol may have had a companion

Ever heard of Nemesis? A mysterious companion to our sun, causing all forms of chaos in our solar system.  

For decades, some scientists have speculated that Nemesis truly exsisted and whose gravitational tug periodically jostles comets out of their normal orbits, sending them careening toward Earth. The resulting impacts have caused mass extinctions, among other things.  

Now, a new study reports that almost all sun-like stars are likely born with companions, making a strong case  for the existence of Nemesis.

For more info, click this LINK

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Space X Makes Historic Launch

In a historic first, Space X successfully launched a refurbished Dragon cargo craft atop a Falcon 9 rocket, which returned to the launch pad a few minutes later.

SpaceX Liftoff

Falcon 9 return

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Air Force's X-37B Space Plane Lands in Florida After Record-Breaking Mission

After circling Earth for an unprecedented 718 days, the X-37B touched down Sunday May 7 at the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida — the first landing at the SLF since the final space shuttle mission came back to Earth in July 2011

The fourth mission, known as OTV-4, was launched from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and the first three landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. But Air Force officials have said they want to consolidate X-37B launch and touchdown operations on Florida's Space Coast, so Sunday's landing might be the first of many at the SLF (Shuttle Landing Facility).