SpaceX Falcon Heavy Roars Into Space

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Roars Into Space

SpaceX Launched its first Falcon Heavy today. All indications are that the flight has been a complete success thus far. Everything worked well except the recovery of the center core. The Space Tesla has now left Earth orbit for the asteroid belt. Pictures and video below.

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International Space Station Transits the Full Moon

International Space Station Transits the Full Moon

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the moon at roughly five miles per second on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, from Alexandria, Va.

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Thirty Two Years Of Resonance With Challenger

Thirty Two Years Of Resonance With Challenger

On this day in 1986 I was sitting at my desk as a grad student in the Biology Department at Central Connecticut State University. Everyone knew of my interest in space.

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Falcon Heavy Roars To Life

Falcon Heavy Roars To Life

@elonmusk "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. Generated quite a thunderhead of steam. Launching in a week or so."

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Orbital View Of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

Orbital View Of Tropical Cyclone Berguitta

Composite image of tropical cyclone Berguitta in the Indian Ocean, East of Madagascar, from 09:00 UTC on Tuesday, 16 January 2018.

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Orbital View of Mt. Everest, Nepal, and Tibet

Orbital View of Mt. Everest, Nepal, and Tibet

This photograph taken by Expedition 54 crew members aboard the International Space Station reveals striking climate differences of Nepal and the Himalayan mountain range, including Mount Everest (left) and the Tibetan highlands of western China (right).

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Columbus Celebrates Its Tenth Year On Orbit

Columbus Celebrates Its Tenth Year On Orbit

ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst floats inside the International Space Station's European Columbus laboratory. The image was taken during his first flight in 2014.

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Orbital Recon in Search of Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma

Orbital Recon in Search of Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma

Randy Bresnikā€@AstroKomrade Approaching the Himalayas, truly a needle in a haystack trying to find Mt. Everest/Sagarmatha. Amazingly enough, we did. #4DaysOverEverest

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Viewing Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma From Orbit

Viewing Mt. Everest / Sagarmatha / Chomolungma From Orbit

Randy Bresnik @AstroKomrade With the blackness of space above, far away on our horizon, the impressive vertical of Mt. Everest/ stands out. #4DaysOverEverest

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The Progress 68 Cargo Droid

The Progress 68 Cargo Droid

The Progress 68 (68P) cargo craft is pictured docked to the Pirs docking compartment.

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