Astronaut Scott Kelly returns to Earth today!

Posted onMarch 1, 2016
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Follow the NASA TV link below to watch it live!
Feb. 26, 2016
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March 1-4 TV Coverage of Astronaut Scott Kelly’s Return after #YearInSpace

ASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko marked their 300th consecutive day aboard the International Space Station on Jan. 21, 2016. The pair will land March 1 after spending a total of 340 days in space.
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NASA Television will provide complete coverage Tuesday, March 1, as three crew members depart the International Space Station, including NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko of the Russian space agency Roscosmos – the station’s first one-year crew.

NASA Television coverage will begin at 3:10 p.m. EST on Monday, Feb. 29, when Kelly hands over command of the station to fellow NASA astronaut Tim Kopra. Coverage continues through Kelly’s return to Houston Wednesday and post-flight briefings on Friday. Complete coverage is as follows:

Monday, Feb. 29

  • 3:10 p.m. — Change of command ceremony (Scott Kelly hands over space station command to Tim Kopra)

Tuesday, March 1

  • 4:15 p.m. — Farewell and hatch closure coverage; hatch closure scheduled at 4:40 p.m.
  • 7:45 p.m. — Undocking coverage; undocking scheduled at 8:05 p.m.
  • 10:15 p.m. — Deorbit burn and landing coverage; deorbit burn scheduled at 10:32 p.m., with landing at 11:25 p.m. (10:25 a.m. on March 2, Kazakhstan time)

Jan. 28, 1986…Where were you when…?

Posted onJanuary 28, 2015
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The space shuttle Challenger blew up?

I was 20 and working at G&G Generators… The Secretary ran out of her office saying “It blew up!” “It just blew up!”. We went into the office and watched the news…Shortly after Commander Scobee said “We are go for throttle up” one of the shuttle’s rocket boosters’ malfunctioned and the shuttle was destroyed as school children everywhere watched in horror. It was a sad day for all citizens of Earth. We lost a wonderful crew, a school teacher and the innocence of the Space Program.

As the weeks went on it was hinted to/revealed that some, if not all of the crew lived until the crew cabin hit the water some 2 plus minutes after the the Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrated.

Our then President Ronald Reagan spoke such elegant words that night as he addressed our Nation and the World.

 “We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for their journey and waved goodbye and ‘slipped the surly bonds of Earth’ to ‘touch the face of God.”

 

So, where were you?

chuck

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Historic Space Shuttle Launch 2006 Discovery

Posted onDecember 31, 2014
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discovery_final_12Someone I know had a relative that worked at NASA and shot this video from the shuttle hanger back in 2006. Pretty awesome! Turn up the speakers and listen to those engines come to life and ROAR!

On a sad note, I really think NASA has lost its vision. It’s probably full of scientists but no one with a real vision. We need moon colonies… Space Stations in orbit around the Moon. We need explorers to reach out further than we ever have before. Were are the Magellan’s? The Columbus’s?

chuck

 

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WATCH LIVE Capsule returning to earth tonight!

Posted onMay 13, 2013
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For all you Space Geeks like myself. NASA is broadcasting “Live” the return to Earth via Russia Capsule 3 Astronauts from the ISS tonight!

Here is the Link:

Streaming Live by Ustream

Star Trek Enterprise D Bridge Restoration

Posted onApril 29, 2013
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For a huge Star Trek fan such as myself this is pretty freaking cool! If you read through it and watch the video you will learn that the set was literally a week from being destroyed and this guy was able to save it and have it shipped to his house. Now he is wanting to restore it and share it with the world!

chuck

http://www.newstarship.com/

Facebook link

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Helmet cam of Felix Baumgartner Freefalling from Space!

Posted onOctober 15, 2012
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1E9AGhWC7c

Screaming audio from the Mars rover’s decent to the planet..AWESOME!

Posted onAugust 16, 2012
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Now this sounds just like I would envision it. It’s sci fi sounds at it best but its really the sound of the rover as it falls through Mar’s atmosphere! I know someone is going to use this in a song somewhere!

chuck