Tesla and Starman

So it's been a year since Starman the mannequin was launched into space in his cherry red Tesla Roadster with Hot Wheels model Tesla on the dash. The car is 226 million miles from Earth now. There is a really cool website run by Programmer Ben Pearson that counts Starman's distance as he travels at... Continue Reading →

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India and the UK put Satellites in Space

If you live in the Western Hemisphere, you know all about NASA and SpaceX, but you hardly hear about India and ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation. Since 1993, India has been launching satellites for other countries, contracting their reliable rocket as a taxi for satellites. They only failed 2 or 3 times to deliver... Continue Reading →

TESS

Hawk and YoungĀ  eagerly watched the launch of TESS on a Falcon 9 rocket on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. TESS stands for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite. "She" is looking for dimming stars that would signal the presence of exoplanets eclipsing them. By orbiting between the Earth and the Moon, unaffected by orbital debris and space... Continue Reading →

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