Occasional musings and technical posts…
James Webb Space Telescope First Photos
Southern Ring Nebula as imaged by the James Webb Space Telescope (credit to NASA, ESA, CSA, and STScI) Yesterday we ...
Ingenuity's First Flight
Early this morning, Ingenuity successfully made its first flight…. pretty amazing! Oh, and that helicopter is Lin...
Perseverance's Descent and Touchdown
I think we might be living in the future… we’ve got a satellite (the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter) snapping ...
SpaceX Starship SN8
Scientific progress goes boink, er, boom!
SpaceX Crew-1 Recap
We’re truly living in the future now, with commercial contract crews going to space!
SpaceX 100 Successful Launches
Hard to believe SpaceX completed its 100th successful launch last week!
SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 Splashdown
One week ago today, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken arrived safely back on planet Earth, capping an amazing mission! ...
Perseverance Rover Launch
Off to Mars!
SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 ISS Docking
SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2 Launch
Successful launch, first stage landing, and initial orbit for the Crew Dragon!
2017 Solar Eclipse from Homestead National Monument
From the Before Times, when you could gather in large groups for things, like say a solar eclipse. Here’s a video ...
Apollo 13 50th Anniversary
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, and tomorrow will be the anniversary of the explosion ...
Pale Blue Dot
The past Friday marked the 30th anniversary of Voyager 1’s famous Pale Bule Dot photograph, so I thought Carl Saga...
Tracking the International Space Station
My project this past weekend was utilizing an old RaspberryPi to build a simple tracker for the International Space Stat...
LEGO International Space Station
A set I’ve been eagerly awaiting, the LEGO International Space Station is now available! The latest set from LEGO ...
SpaceX Dragon Launch Escape Demonstration
Well, looks like SpaceX had a successful launch escape test this morning of the Dragon capsule. One step closer to flyin...