Via CBC we have the sad news that visionary Arthur C. Clarke has passed away at age 90. Best known as a Science fiction writer for the novel of the movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, he wrote many, many, other Continue reading Arthur C. Clarke has gone to the great geostationary obrit in the sky.
A vision of cheap space launches using lighter-than-air vehicles essentially balloons built specifically to carry light payloads to the stratosphere, from which a larger space-going vehicle could be launched.- first stage would use a lighter-than-air ascent vehicle to reach a Continue reading Recent Links for August 9th : space launches using lighter-than-air vehicles ; Japanese Mottainai Furoshiki wrapping
Via wired news : Scientists Clamor to Save Hubble I was very distressed hearing about plans to de-orbit the Hubble space telescope. I understand the difficulty in the servicing mission and the concerns about a uncontrolled reentry. But on hearing Continue reading Save Hubble
Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepherd welcome Yang Liwei China launches crewed spacecraft Oct 14 2003. A Safe and Happy landing to Yang. AP: Chinese astronaut lands safely. China’s first astronaut in space returned safely to Earth on Thursday when his Continue reading Yuri Gagarin and Alan Shepherd welcome Yang Liwei …
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