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07/19/2013 02:48:43 PM · #76
Less than three hours to go!

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Wave at Saturn is coming up on Friday!
07/19/2013 05:36:09 PM · #77
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Less than three hours to go!

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Wave at Saturn is coming up on Friday!


I waved at Saturn!!!
07/21/2013 07:53:19 PM · #78
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Less than three hours to go!

Originally posted by GeneralE:

Wave at Saturn is coming up on Friday!


I waved at Saturn!!!

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07/23/2013 07:59:23 PM · #79
And here we are!
07/23/2013 09:17:43 PM · #80
Originally posted by GeneralE:

And here we are!


I see myself!!!
08/23/2013 04:11:25 PM · #81
News coverage of update of Wave at Saturn project

Full-sized collage made of photos of people waving

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08/29/2013 11:57:58 AM · #82
I missed waving at Saturn. Fun idea.

This is a good site to see whats up in the night sky. Bob

Send your name to Mars. Here

09/05/2013 02:56:31 AM · #83
Historic LADEE nighttime launch tomorrow night. 11:27 PM eastern is set for launch. Info here.

Hoping for clear sky's. Just found out myself. They have pictures of what people might see from different locations.
09/05/2013 03:03:23 AM · #84
Friday night, Sept. 6
09/05/2013 08:34:02 AM · #85
I'm going!!!
09/05/2013 08:50:13 AM · #86
Wendy you have a front row seat. Should still look good here, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod. Find a south facing beach might be the best for me.

Years ago I saw a Shuttle launch that went up the east coast. Rita, I and grandson watched as it flew across the sky. Derek exclaimed, someday I will do that.
09/05/2013 08:59:52 AM · #87
Discover new planets Here
09/05/2013 11:08:05 AM · #88
Originally posted by jmritz:

Wendy you have a front row seat. Should still look good here, Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod. Find a south facing beach might be the best for me.

Years ago I saw a Shuttle launch that went up the east coast. Rita, I and grandson watched as it flew across the sky. Derek exclaimed, someday I will do that.


Never saw a shuttle launch. The last one was scheduled to go up in July, and we planned our whole family trip around it -- starting early, leaving 10 days for delays, hoping to be able to catch it. It was delayed something like 5 or 6 months.

I cried when my husband told me it was delayed.

I really excited about this launch. I've never actually seen anything launched except one fizzled model rocket. Wallops normally does mostly sub-orbital stuff. Every once in awhile they do something bigger, but schedules haven't worked out. I couldn't believe when I saw that it was a lunar mission! That's just awesome! A Minotaur 5!!
09/06/2013 08:29:42 PM · #89
Blastoff of NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) Observatory atop the maiden flight of the powerful new Minotaur V rocket is slated for 11:27 p.m. EDT Sept. 6 from Launch Pad 0B along the Eastern Shore of Virginia at NASA Wallops.

Tonight's the night. Get a look at a retired and specially converted intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), get to see one taking off.

NASA TV starts a live broadcast of the launch at 9:30 p.m. on Sept 6 – available here

09/06/2013 11:04:06 PM · #90
The first person known to have proposed space travel (to the Moon) using rockets was Cyrano de Bergerac ...
09/07/2013 12:15:58 AM · #91
I saw it. It took a while to travel across the sky. I went to the canal. I saw on a map that it would be perfect for it, I hoped. I was right. Got a couple pics. ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/11769/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1082267.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/11769/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1082267.jpg', '/') + 1) . ' ' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/11769/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1082268.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/10000-14999/11769/120/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_1082268.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

Had no idea the red lights from the electric towers would be so overpowering.
09/07/2013 08:49:28 AM · #92
I had to watch it on NASA TV... it would have been about a 700 mile drive to the closest direct observing site :-)
09/08/2013 05:23:50 PM · #93
I need to work on my rocket photography. But it was a blast!!

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Message edited by author 2013-09-08 17:27:23.
09/08/2013 06:01:53 PM · #94
Just a "heads up" if anyone sees this, the Moon will eclipse Venus tonight at sunset in the southern parts of the world, and be very close when viewed from the northern part.
I think it's going to be clouded out in this area tonight. : (
Spaceweather . com

Message edited by author 2013-09-08 18:04:53.
09/08/2013 07:59:15 PM · #95
Originally posted by vawendy:

I need to work on my rocket photography. But it was a blast!!

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I can see it was a blast. Great you could be so close.

Missed the Moon Venus conjunction, maybe someone got a shot.
09/12/2013 08:09:13 PM · #96
Voyager 1 Has Left The Solar System
Originally posted by Linked Article:

Voyager mission controllers still talk to or receive data from Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 every day, though the emitted signals are currently very dim, at about 23 watts -- the power of a refrigerator light bulb. By the time the signals get to Earth, they are a fraction of a billion-billionth of a watt. Data from Voyager 1's instruments are transmitted to Earth typically at 160 bits per second, and captured by 34- and 70-meter NASA Deep Space Network stations. Traveling at the speed of light, a signal from Voyager 1 takes about 17 hours to travel to Earth.

NY Times article on Voyager

Message edited by author 2013-09-12 21:04:04.
09/12/2013 11:05:21 PM · #97
I think we should rename it "Elvis."
It is at once awe-inspiring to know that it is now nearly two thousandths of a light-year away, and humbling to know that this is only half of one thousandth of the distance to the nearest star. In 36 years.
09/12/2013 11:06:21 PM · #98
Well, I hope it didn't slam the door on the way out. ;-)
09/16/2013 07:43:17 PM · #99
Watch out for the Harvest Moon

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Message edited by author 2013-09-24 22:52:49.
09/24/2013 10:25:03 PM · #100
Amateur Astronomers See Comet ISON
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