Category Archives: Space and Engineering

For posts about space missions, discoveries, and engineering projects that do not fall under the technology category (such as planes or rockets)

“An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth” By Chris Hadfield Review

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“An Astronaut’s Guide To Life On Earth” is written by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield telling the story of how he achieved his dreams, at least on the surface of the book’s story it is. It is full of technology and space history feats and details as well as Chris’s personal challenges throughout his career. However where it really shines is Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX To Launch CRS-6 On April 13th And Attempt Secondary Booster Landing [Updated]

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SpaceX is set to launch another Falcon 9 rocket but this time it will be carrying the Dragon spacecraft which will detach and proceed to dock with the ISS just two days (April 15th) after it’s launch. CRS-6 or Commercial Resupply Services 6, will provide Read the rest of this entry

Successful Soyuz Launch To The ISS

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Yesterday, March 27th at 3:42 EDT, Scott Kelly, and American astronaut, and Mikhail Kornienko a Russian cosmonaut departed from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on board the Soyuz TMA-16M on a course to the International Space Station. Kelly and Kornienko will spend one year on board the Read the rest of this entry

“The Martian” By Andy Weir Review

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“The Martian” by Andy Weir is a gripping story of Mark Watney, who has been left injured and stranded on Mars as part of the Ares 3 mission team that landed just days ago. He now has to survive on his own with the Read the rest of this entry

NASA MMS Atlas V Launch

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Last night at 10:44 pm EST NASA launched an Atlas V rocket carrying the new MMS. The MMS probe which stands for Magnetospheric Multiscale System is apart of the Solar Terrestrial Probe program. This mission is to further research how magnetic fields around Earth work and behave through Magnetic Re-connection which is the Read the rest of this entry

SpaceX Falcon 9 DSCOVR Launches Successfully

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A few days ago I reported about the scrubbing of the Falcon 9 DSCOVR mission launch due to a radar malfunction. Well after 2 more scrubs due to Read the rest of this entry

SpaceX Falcon 9 DSCOVR Mission Scrub

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SpaceX’s newest project set to launch is the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the DSCOVR satellite. This satellite in partnership with NASA and NOAA will maintain real-time solar wind measurements. Without this satellite major space storms and events have the chance of going unnoticed and could cause disruptions in power grids, GPS, and cellular receivers. Obviously this is a very important mission and is being handled with care. Read the rest of this entry