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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NASA’s Webb Observatory is not just a new Hubble

(Cover image: Westerlund 2 — Hubble's 25th anniversary image) NASA pushed back the launch of the James Webb Space Telescope to 2020. It will be the world’s premier infrared space observatory and the biggest astronomical space science telescope ever built. The 6.5 meter (21 feet) telescope has yet to be joined to it's 13,500 pound... Continue Reading →

Space X Launches Falcon Heavy

Photo by Hawk's friend in Florida, Richard Thomas. He saw it from his back yard! This is the space ship loaded with a Tesla car and a dummy named "Starman". In addition to carrying a plaque with the names of 6,000 SpaceX employees, the car also transported a data storage device containing Isasac Asimov’s classic... Continue Reading →

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