Aerospace

Today In 1975, Viking 1 Was Launched To Mars From...Well, It Depends. Here's A Tortured History Of Florida Space Coast Names

Viking 1, an unmanned U.S. probe headed for Mars, was launched on this day in 1975 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, which is Brevard county on the Atlantic Ocean and across the Banana River east of Merritt Island where Kennedy Space Center is which is itself ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 20 2019 - 12:17pm

James Webb Space Telescope, 14 Years Behind Schedule, Gets Mechanical Assembly

The U.S Government Accountability Office (G.A.O.) has had NASA on its High Risk list since 1990, due to persistent cost inflation and missed schedules of its programs. Long before banks and General Motors set out to become "too big to fail", NASA ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 1 2019 - 12:54pm

What Happens To A Bridge When One Side Uses Mediterranean Sea Level And Another The North Sea?

Where is 'sea level' and how far above sea level is a particular place located?   Quite a lot of things may go wrong in bridge building and the inhabitants of the German and the Swiss parts of Laufenburg were looking forward to a new bridge over ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 21 2020 - 12:12pm

The Rocket Science Of The SpaceX Astronaut Launch

Two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, will make history by traveling to the International Space Station in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule. It will also be the first time astronauts have la ...

Article - The Conversation - May 27 2020 - 9:16am

A Sun Clock For 2020- It Can Predict Solar Cycle Activity With Surprising Precision

The math used to analyze cyclic phenomena like the ebb and flow of ocean tides has been applied to Sol, the star we orbit. While it can't do anything to flatten its irregularities, or the impacts it has on communications, temperature, and weather, the ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 15 2020 - 9:36am

ALMA's Stellar Egg Hunt Finds A Truly Newborn Star

The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) in Chile recently took a census of stellar eggs in the constellation Taurus and their evolution state in order to better understand how and when a stellar embryo transforms to a baby star deep inside ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 10 2020 - 10:43am