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Apollo 50th: Build a LEM Paper Model

As the Apollo 11 50th anniversary approaches I find it’s time to build a paper model of the iconic Lunar Module.I hope you will join me in this undertaking and build your own. Two great models come to mind. The … Continue reading

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Students at USC send rocket into Space

Students at USC have sent a rocket into space (Karman Line). The rocket reached an apogee of 339,800 feet. Traveler IV ,the schools 4th attempt at this goal, roared to life on the pad and reached speeds over Mach 5.1. … Continue reading

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Goddard plans Model Rocket Contest to Celebrate Apollo 11 anniversary

This contest is hosted by the Goddard Visitor Center and conducted by NARHAMS. Assistance has been received from the Maryland Space Business Roundtable and model rocket companies. Saturday, July 20, 2019 Noon – 4 p.m. (weather permitting) Join us at … Continue reading

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Falcon Heavy Arabsat-6A Launch Info

I’m very excited about seeing another Falcon Heavy Launch. Last years inaugural launch was one of the most exciting launches I have ever seen. So many key moments to look forward to including liftoff, side core landings, center core (will … Continue reading

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SpaceX Commercial Crew Demo-1 Launch Info

SpaceX will launch a crew capable Dragon, known as Crew Dragon, on a test mission to the International Space Station. There will be no crew aboard(except a dummy that will measure body responses and environment), but the Dragon will dock … Continue reading

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SpaceX Nusantara Satu/Beresheet/AFRL Mission

Launch Time: The 32-minute launch window opens at 8:45 p.m. EST Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida Payloads: SSL built the Nusantara Satu satellite for PT Pasifik Satelit Nusantara (PSN), a leading … Continue reading

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SpaceX Iridium 8 Launch Info

Launch time: 1-11-2019 at 7:31 a.m. PST, 15:31 UTC ( instantaneous launch opportunity) Launch Location: Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Payload: 10 Iridium® NEXT satellites Webcast: SpaceX Webcast            SpaceX Channel on Youtube “For this eighth and final … Continue reading

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