Mar 222009

So the Shuttle is visiting the Space Station, where they completed the installation of the final solar arrays.  The station is nearing completion.

Time to abandon it.

Check out this list of issues just on this mission:

  1. Spacewalk Monday to prepare station for more equipment
  2. Locking pin installed upside down on last spacewalk
  3. Urine recycling system shuts down during test run
  4. Maneuver to avoid space junk 

(As seen in Reuters)

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Feb 232009
Lulin is Coming

Lulin is Coming

There sure seems to be a lot of stuff happening out there in Outer Space (cue echo) lately.  Enough to make one prone to conspiracy theories and alternative views on reality very excited.

On Feb 11th it was announced that a ‘defunct’ Russian military satellite collided with an Iridium communications satellite which is operated by a company owned by the US Department of Defense for satellite telephone service. Both craft were completely destroyed, scattering two orbiting clouds of debris in critical areas of other orbiting craft, including the Hubble Space Telescope, which the Shuttle was poised to visit in May. US Satellite Destroyed in Space Collision

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