Greetings from beyond the veil.
Dog on the driveway, basking in the bright moonlight. Relatively warm. Hot tomorrow. Can't complain about that.
Sat down with our daughter -- 4yo? -- to watch Mr Rogers. Turned on tv & there was Dan Rather looking serious, with a model of the rocket on his desk.
"The name doesn't ring many bells."
Geez, Krak. Way to honor the man with a big downer article. What is this, Monday?
Morning, glorious Earthlings!
Glad I lived long enough to see astronaut Chris Hadfield doing his version of Space Oddity ... in space. Kinda brought things full circle... or full orbit, or something.
I know what you're linking to without looking. And it was amazing.
Back from checking out the morning thread. Meh. No Vic News for Christmas Eve. Guess that's okay. He had to anniversarize, after all.
Bruce w/aW!: ...LOved seeing that big orange ball clearing and revealing an up right rocket....
Who could ever have guessed that a thread about space travel on an AoSHQ thread would devolve into discussions about zero-G sex?
I did not see that coming.
rickl, did you see the Smarter Every Day on the space launch failures?
Ray Van Dun: I have a bad feeling that some human error may have occurred...
Rocket went boom?
$Ow!! (Must be nice to have that kind of money to play with.)
Should have saved it for the 4th.
Four years ago was before Vic started his news duties, apparently.
The satellite destruction has been covered on Space.com: "signs currently point not to a collision with a piece o
"There were a couple of glitches during the approach, but they worked through them."
Well, it's not like it's rocket science or anything.
Orbital Sciences Corporation...
Thanks for the report, as always, rickl. 40yo Ruskie rockets. That's American enterprise at work, right?
rickl, thanks muchos for the Space Reports. Obviously, the rocket had to get outside the sphere of influence of the sequester.
sound in space... I thought I just had tinnitus.
"Scifi tv shows and movies always show spaceships coming here and approaching Earth in the plane of its orbit and always with North on top."
Thanks for this, Patty! So many things lately have been making us say, is this for real? Living in the future is so much fun (except for the killer nano bacteria wars...