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SpaceX is Building a Market for Falcon Heavy

Two companies have signed deals to launch their satellites on SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful space vehicle in operation today. ViaSat, which provides internet service from space, chose the Falcon Heavy to launch one of its next generation internet satellites between 2020 and 2022. Ovzon, a Finnish start-up that expects to deliver mobile broadband from orbit, hired SpaceX’s

Tonight Full Moon to steal the show in the Sky

Tonight Full Moon

While last night had a spectacular view of the October full moon, the moon is technically fullest tonight. Mother Nature is going to cooperate and bring us a great sky for moon gazing. The full moon tonight is called the Hunter’s full moon. So often sky gazing is a disappointment here in Michigan. Many of

SpaceX Moon Tourist Most Excited About Seeing Earth From Afar

SpaceX Moon Tourist Most Excited About Seeing Earth From Afar

If all goes as planned, Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa and a SpaceX BFR spaceship full of artists will zip around the moon in 2023. That may be some years off, but Maezawa has already shared what he’s most excited about, and it’s not the moon itself. “Personally, seeing the round earth would be more exciting than

See Moon and Venus with 6 degrees separation tonight!

Moon

So far you have almost certainly noticed that soon after sunset, bright stars will be seen in the west-northwest sky. And tonight (May 17th), this splendid world will have a company, and in just two and a half days after the new stage, it will have a slender (8.5% illuminated) crescent moon to share with

Stunning Picture of Earth and Moon by CubeSats

Earth and Moon by CubeSats

On May 5, NASA’s two Mars Cube One (MarCO) CubeSats were launched on the agency’s InSight lander on May 5th to the Red Planet and a photo was taken on May 9th to help confirm Its high gain antenna is properly deployed. The antenna is in the photo. The same is true of the Moon