Tag: space

In the meantime…

Back at work this week… going through the usual OMGGRADSCHOOLPANIC and so less time to write, for fun anyway. In the meantime, there’s a new Carnival of Space #141 up at Starry Critters. There’s more fun stuff on STS-130, SDO…

SDO is GO!!!!!

Today, we could finally, honestly, say… SDO is GO!!! The Solar Dynamics Observatory launched today at 10:23am EST by an Atlas V from Kennedy Space Center. (The wha? The this! And this!) And there’s video of it as well. I…

SDO Almost Ready to Go!

Disclaimer: This week/TweetUp has been super fun so far, and also super busy, so I’m more sleep deprived than normal. Any rambliness/wrongness besides what is normal… apologies in advance. As part of the Kennedy Space Center #SDOisGO TweetUp event, we…

LIFTOFF!

Wow. STS-130 lifted off at 4:14AM on 8 February 2010. The crew of the space shuttle Endeavor was strapped in for a second launch attempt after the previous morning’s attempt had been scrubbed for a low cloud ceiling. A few…

Shuttle Launch Attempt… take one!

So…. the launch of STS-130 was scrubbed last night. The crew of six was primed and ready to deliver the Tranquility module to the International Space Station, and the shuttle itself was all ready for liftoff! The weather, however, would…

Spacey updates…

Okay, a slew of updates since I’ve been busy! Last week, the very awesome Nancy Atkinson wrote up the Carnival of Space #138 over on her new blog. Check out news about Mars, Kepler’s findings, and more! I’ve posted a…

Carnival of Space #137

The Carnival of Space has finally made it’s appearance this week. When the carnival players first showed up, I was lost in a beautiful, idyllic world called Pandora, inhabited by those tall, blue Na’vi and lots of fantastic (and fluorescent)…