Countdown to SpaceX CRS-7 UPDATE: Sad face

I’m here at a beach near Kennedy Space Center, FL awaiting my very first rocket launch, the SpaceX Dragon capsule with Falcon 9 rocket. The crabs are scuttling, and there are yellow stakes everywhere marking turtle nests. I’m so excited. It’s due to launch from those 4 towers in the distance next to the dome. … » 6/28/15 9:43am 6/28/15 9:43am

The Six Million Dollar Man's Plane Crash Wasn't As Bad As It Looked...

“Steve Austin...Astronaut...A man barely alive.” And so one of the most popular TV shows of the 1970s would begin. And it certainly seemed reasonable, based on the archival footage of the aircraft disaster in the opening credits, that anyone in that plane would be, at best, “barely alive.”
Anyone, that is, except test… » 6/25/15 4:48am 6/25/15 4:48am

Celebrate human space flight on Yuri's night

Yuri’s Night is a global celebration of humanity’s past, present, and future in space. Yuri’s Night parties and events are held around the world every April in commemoration of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first human to venture into space on April 12, 1961, and the inaugural launch of the first Space Shuttle on April… » 4/10/15 3:51pm 4/10/15 3:51pm

What Is Your Favorite Space-Themed Music?

Just yesterday, NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope may have detected evidences of a salt water ocean underneath the surface of Jupiter's largest satellite, Ganymede. The discovery prompted me to listen to Gustav Holst's "Jupiter" from his The Planets suite. The Planets wasn't actually inspired by… » 3/13/15 3:57pm 3/13/15 3:57pm