The little satellite that could
How a vice president’s dream led—after a very long delay—to the DSCOVR spacecraft
by Dwayne A. Day
Monday, August 16, 2021
If satellites had personalities, DSCOVR would be a scrappy little fighter: battered, bloody, but...
Probably best I post this here considering the contentious nature of the whole thing if you pardon the pun.
Hi folks, I have the pleasure to introduce you my next book, always done with my friend and co-author Michael H. Gorn, dedicated to the NASA X-Planes (and we all know they aren't definitely all planes...) from X-1 to the X-60. It will released by Springer-Praxis next 8th of January 2022...
Quotes from Richard Moore, a NASA scientist at Langley Research Center:
The study finds 50 - 70% fewer ice crystals due to less soot and larger size of crystals (less persistence). Hopefully...
I just found this picture in an old Italian magazine:
The caption says it is a special amphibian veichle to recover the Mercury capsule. The picture was taken during an exercise, using a mockup of the Mercury, with the same dimensions and mass.
This is a video about the possibility of the colonization of Venus put forward by NASA. Personally, I think the idea of colonizing Venus is a completely useless idea. Even more useless than colonizing Mars. Venus's environment is even more harsh than the environment on Mars which will we should...
NASA announced Wednesday that it will send, not one, but two spacecraft to Venus this decade as part of its efforts to ramp up exploration of the closest planet to Earth.
The decision was hailed by scientists who study Venus and have felt neglected by a space agency decidedly more interested in...
Both Venus missions won out in the Discovery competition, results announced today.
I really love this web site it has so much fantastic info on the hidden or forgotten space projects. Sadly, I don’t visit this website enough due to my projects.
In 1989 I had my old boardgame Liftoff! Race to the Moon published; a simulation for four players with alternate proposed ways of...
As said in the title... all the robotic planetary missions launched in the 70's left a spare spacecraft on the ground (and later, at the NASM aerospace museum).
There were good reasons for that
- providing spares
- ground testing
- backup in case of failures (Mariner 8...)