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About w6bky

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

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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Terminology, Definitions and Acronyms

Graphics from NASA website [[  Most recent Update: 29 October 2015, Inserted a missing graphic and corrected a couple of grammatical errors.  ]] As promised in my previous post, here is a list of  Terminology, Definitions, and Acronyms I have accumulated … Continue reading

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Hello AGAIN

Graphic by NASA 27 October 2015 A few months ago, before I had ever heard of Andy Weir or his book, “The Martian” I realized that I had not posted anything to this blog for a long, l-o-n-g time because … Continue reading

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Orion

Orion’s First Orbits The Orion Spacecraft has successfully completed it’s first “live” test today, 05 December 2014. At this time, Orion is the leading candidate to be the spacecraft that will (finally!) take a crew of humans to Mars sometime … Continue reading

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Point, Squeeze, and Drag

02 November 2014 I have (finally) entered the “mobile” computing universe.  Connie, my wife, gave me an early Xmas present a while back, so I am now the proud owner of an Apple iPad.  Perhaps I should say “a confused … Continue reading

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Riding a Comet

12 November 2014: The European Space Agency’s space probe, Philae, lands on Comet 67P today after a 10-year journey! See details on today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) . . . http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html If successful, this will be the first … Continue reading

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Dawn Journal: 7 Years of Interplanetary Travel

The spacecraft, Dawn, was launched from Cape Canaveral 27 September 2007, and is now on it’s way to the dwarf planet, Ceres, after having been in orbit around the asteroid Vesta for 14 months, sending back dozens of photographs and … Continue reading

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