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A Future in Space

Elon Musk is South African... and so are we... and he holds all our African Hopes for Space Exploration ... Considering we have not been back to the Moon again the world was sceptical ... not flat earth wierdos... We Africans are not stupid... We know the world aint flat ... but we wonder alot... The late 2000's a guy by the name of  Elon Musk  popped up... and had glorious ideas of Space Exploration... Our Business  Geotechnical Solutions  was about 1 year old... Musk had formed  Space Exploration Technologies  and it was facing similar challenges... Musk needed money, clients and trust... Boeing and the gang were rooting for his failure... A Launch Date was announced ... So on Facebook we gathered... Space X Mission Control, its Employees and us... The little hopefulls worldwide... The was no announcements or commentators...The rocket was launched... And Failed... Everyone was crushed... All that hard work and hope instantly exploded... Days on... Musk announced that h

SpaceX Rocket Science for Beginners

SpaceX has a new rocket... Its called the Bird 9...

A History of the Landsat Science Satellite

Landsat 1  •  Landsat 2  •  Landsat 3  •  Landsat 4  •  Landsat 5  •  Landsat 6  •  Landsat 7  •  Landsat 8 From the Beginning “The Landsat program was created in the United States in the heady scientific and exploratory times associated with taming the atom and going to the Moon,” explains Dr. John Barker. In fact, it was the Apollo Moon-bound missions that inspired the Landsat program. During the early test bed missions for Apollo, photographs of Earth’s land surface from space were taken for the first time. “This photography has been documented as the stimulus for Landsat,” explains Dr. Paul Lowman, who proposed the terrain photography experiment for the last two Mercury missions, the Gemini missions, and the Apollo 7 and 9 missions. Thor-Delta rocket prepared to launch Landsat 1, 1972. In 1965, director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), William Pecora, proposed the idea of a remote sensing satellite program to gather facts about the natural resources of our

The Florida Peninsula at Night from Space

                                                      Astronauts aboard the International Space Station took this photograph of Florida in October 2014. The peninsula is highly recognizable even at night, especially when looking roughly north, as our map-trained brains expect. Astronaut photograph ISS041-E-74232 was acquired on October 13, 2014, with a Nikon D3S digital camera using a 24 millimeter lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations Facility and the Earth Science and Remote Sensing Unit, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 41 crew. It has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast, and lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory as part of the ISS National Lab to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosm