Monthly Archives: November 2015

Orion Journey to Mars, Part 3

All Photos & Illustrations Credit: NASA unless noted otherwise. 26 November 2015 I think the previous post about the James Web Space Telescope (JWST) was a worthwhile detour from The Journey to Mars, and here we are back on track, … Continue reading

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James Web Space Telescope

25 November 2015 A quick brake from The Voyage to Mars to show what’s going on right now regarding the construction of the James Web Space Telescope (JWST) which is scheduled to be launched in 2018 as a replacement for the … Continue reading

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Orion Journey to Mars, Part 2

  All Photos & Illustrations Credit: NASA unless noted otherwise. 21 November 2015 As you can see in the illustration below, the Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), Orion, is quite a bit larger than the crew module used for the … Continue reading

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Orion Journey to Mars, Part 1

All Photos & Illustrations Credit: NASA unless noted otherwise. One day, sometime in the 2030s, if all goes according to plan, four astronauts will ride an Orion Multi Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV) to the surface of Mars after having lived … Continue reading

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Let’s do a Halo Orbit

03 November 2015  Let’s do a Halo Orbit Near the end of my previous post I mentioned Halo Orbit at a Lagrange Point, but presented very little detailed information. I think the subject is interesting and deserves more space … Continue reading

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Trojans, Greeks, Hildas, Horseshoes and Tadpoles

Trojans, Greeks, Hildas, Horseshoes and Tadpoles Everyone on Earth past the age of 2 probably has at least a casual acquaintance with the Moon. A bit beyond 2 years of age we learn that the Moon tags along during the … Continue reading

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