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Who Found Chandrayaan-2 Vikram First? – Space Saturdays December 7, 2019

Thought this was an interesting point. Back shortly after the lander was supposed to land, ISRO (India’s version of NASA) claimed they had discovered the lander and it was at an angle. They gave no details of where it was … Continue reading

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Astronaut Snoopy Floats on Space Station, Flies in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Space.com – Space Saturdays November 30, 2019

I saw this yesterday on Space.com – Astronaut Snoopy Floats on Space Station, Flies in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Space.com: https://www.space.com/astronaut-snoopy-on-space-station-thanksgiving-parade-2019.html. Looks like the toy Astronaut Snoopy is available and on sale right now – see link above for … Continue reading

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Space Sunday: UK spaceports, Voyager 2 and TESS’s mosaic — Inara Pey: Living in a Modem World – Space Saturdays November 16, 2019

The United Kingdom is to have two space centres operating within the next few years, if all goes according to plan, and at opposite ends of the country. I last wrote about the plans to have both a vertical (i.e. … Continue reading

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Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch – Tech Crunch Space Saturdays November 9, 2019

I saw this yesterday on Tech Crunch – Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch:  https://techcrunch.com/2019/11/06/elon-musk-says-spacexs-starship-could-fly-for-as-little-as-2-million-per-launch/. SpaceX’s goal has long been to achieve truly reusable rocket launch capabilities, and for good reason: … Continue reading

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Collision liquified the 4th-largest asteroid, turning it into a dwarf planet – Space Saturdays November 2, 2019

I saw this a few days ago on my cell phone – Collision liquified the 4th-largest asteroid, turning it into a dwarf planet: https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/collision-liquified-the-4th-largest-astroid-turning-it-into-a-dwarf-planet/ and thought it would make a good Space Saturdays post. The bodies of our Solar System’s … Continue reading

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Chandrayaan-2 Update, Still Missing – Space Saturdays October 26, 2019

I noticed this recently where NASA‘s second flyover – https://www.sciencealert.com/india-s-crashed-moon-lander-is-still-missing-and-nasa-can-t-find-it-anywhere and https://www.indiatoday.in/science/story/chandrayaan-2-vikram-lander-not-found-new-nasa-photos-moon-landing-site-1612124-2019-10-23 has not found the Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander. The theories right now are It landed in an area covered by shadow even during the lunar day It landed outside the … Continue reading

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SpaceX says 12,000 satellites isn’t enough, so it might launch another 30,000 – Space Saturdays October 19, 2019

As part of my cell phone’s daily random news, this popped up a couple of days ago – SpaceX says 12,000 satellites isn’t enough, so it might launch another 30,000: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/10/spacex-might-launch-another-30000-broadband-satellites-for-42000-total/. .SpaceX is seeking permission to launch another 30,000 low-Earth … Continue reading

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Tanegashima Space Center, Japan – Space Saturdays October 12, 2019

I searched yesterday for NASA stuff for today’s Space Saturdays post. I saw an article from earlier this year about a Japanese launch facility, Tanegashima Space Center, which will be what today’s post will focus on. I decided to see … Continue reading

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Eating in Space – Space Saturdays October 5, 2019

In a recent post, Sweet ‘n Saucy Sauce Shoppe, Wichita, Kansas – September 26, 2019, the last photo was Astronaut Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich that I purchased for a friend that’s into astronaut stuff. I chose Eating in Space as … Continue reading

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Chandrayaan-2 Update – Space Saturdays September 28, 2019

It looks like NASA has not found the Chandrayaan-2 lunar lander, or it has, depending on which source you read. The Moon has about two (2) weeks of night followed by an equal amount of daylight and where Vikram is … Continue reading

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