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Russian Progress Cargo Spacecraft In Trouble On Way To ISS

Russian Progress Cargo Spacecraft In Trouble On Way To ISS

ISS resupply spacecraft Progress 59 launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 3:09 a.m. (1:09 p.m. in Kazakhstan) Tuesday on a Soyuz rocket bound for the space station. Right after it separated from the Soyuz booster’s third stage, an unspecified problem prevented Russian flight controllers from determining whether navigational antennas had deployed and whether fuel system manifolds had pressurized as planned.

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January 2015 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

January 2015 Stargazing – Skywatching – Astronomy Night Sky

Here is your quick video guide to January 2015 stargazing and sky-watching of the astronomy events visible in the night sky: Jupiter’s moons Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto are going to be amazing this month. Thanks to the orbital path of the moons shifting edge-on to the sun and earth it will be possible to see these Jovian satellites pass and eclipse each other.

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What Is An Exoplanet? & Becoming An Astronomer – Lauren Biddle Interview Ep1

What Is An Exoplanet? & Becoming An Astronomer – Lauren Biddle Interview Ep1

Astronomy School, Exoplanets and Jedis Oh My! In this interview we speak with new astronomer Lauren Biddle about her experience at the University of Arizona studying for, and earning, an impressive double major Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and Physics, time as a telescope operator there, her current position at the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, methods to search for exoplanets, her path ahead as an Exoplaneteer Astronomer, Star Wars vs. Star Trek, inspiration from Carl Sagan and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the re-boot of COSMOS, and we ask for your questions for future episodes.

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Orion First Flight Video

Orion First Flight Video

NASA’s Orion spacecraft launched and successfully flew its first flight today, 5 December 2014. Carried aloft aboard a Delta IV Heavy Rocket, the capsule, intended to carry astronauts, but empty on this test flight, traveled for approximately 4.5 hours according to the space agency.

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