Showing posts with label Space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Space Force

Speaking of space, Space Force talked about their logo and lots of folks thought it looked like they ripped off the Star Trek imagery.

(I know this old news, but I'm just catching up.) 

Sunday, August 2, 2020


The last couple of weeks have been "Space" themed. We've watched The Martian, Apollo 13, and Armageddon. (Amazing how many flights require a space craft to do a slingshot maneuver.)

Also, we watch the International Space Station go overhead one night. It was amazing how bright it is. We streamed the Dragon departure from the ISS yesterday and hope to catch splashdown today.

And there was this:

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

International Space Station

We watched the ISS go overhead last night. I was surprised by how bright it was.

You can track it here and find times when you might be able to see it.

"The crew can operate the 2-meter packet radio in unattended mode, and hams can make contacts with the ISS station when the crew members are working. Hams can also communicate with each other using the ISS packet (computer) radio mode, or receive slow scan television mode images. It all depends on what equipment is in service in space. 
A typical ground station for contacting the ISS station includes a 2-meter FM transceiver and 25-100 watts of output power. A circularly polarized crossed-Yagi antenna capable of being pointed in both azimuth (North-South-East-West) and elevation (degrees above the horizon) is desirable. But successful contacts have even been made with vertical and ground plane antennas."

Friday, May 10, 2019


Monday, December 31, 2018

Hero Forge

Pretty cool... Hero Forge - Custom Miniatures.

They will send you the 3D printer file, or 3D print your design for you, or even create a bronze or steel miniature.

I designed this one with just a few clicks.

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Right Stuff

I recently finished Scott Kelly's Endurance. He credits Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff as being his inspiration for becoming an astronaut. I've seem the movie, but not read the book - so it's on my liast. You can get the Kindle version of The Right Stuff for $5 today.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Falcon Heavy

I came across a good video of the Falcon Heavy launch (via Ace of Spades), so I'm posting it so I can find it again easily. (As a reminder, some number of my posts are created b/c I have CRS (Can't Remember Stuff) Syndrome.

The engineers are just showing off around the 30 min mark when the two boosters land.

Friday, June 2, 2017


I learned about SatNOGS via the HamRadio 360 Hamvention Day 1 Review. SatNOGS is:
"a global management interface to facilitate multiple ground station operations remotely. An observer is able to take advantage of the full network of SatNOGS ground stations around the world. It's part of the SatNOGS project."
And speaking of satellites, this is a cool visualization of stuff in space (via @InfoSec208).

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hams in Space

(You have to read the title of this post like the intro of this video.)

True, they spent the big bucks and are sending a TYT MD-380.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Martian

All my "for fun" reading has been set in space recently... I finished The Martian by Andy Weir not too long ago.

Apparently some people need to read the book to understand how difficult it would be to live on Mars.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Space News

First, there is this:

And also pictures from the probe that landed (bounced) on the comet.

Space News

First, all your base is belong to us:

Via Dustbury

Second, Europe borrows the plot from a movie I love to hate and lands a probe on a comet.

Lastly, Google buys an old NASA space hanger. These seems like a necessary step in the plan for Skynet.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond!

The latest space suit from NASA. It should look familiar to Toy Story fans.

Via The Blaze