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About w6bky

Retired 29 May 1987. Now do hobbies: blogging, ham radio, gardening, etc.

Let’s Get Our Asses to Mars !! (LGOATM #1)

All Photos and illustrations, CREDIT Space X and/or NASA unless stated otherwise. Right now it looks like Elon Musk may beat NASA to Mars with his plan to get us there sometime in the 2020’s, and the Musk plan calls … Continue reading

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Juno @ Jupiter

Something well worth watching ; something never before seen by human eyes . . . http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasas-juno-spacecraft-in-orbit-around-mighty-jupiter Thanks to the scientists, engineers, technicians, mathematicians, and others at NASA. Enjoy!

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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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