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First commercial all-electric satellites delivered to orbit!

Falcon 9 delivered two commsats destined for geosynchronous orbit into a supersynchronous transfer orbit.  What makes them different (and light enough for Falcon 9 to deliver in a pair like this) is that instead of conventional chemical propulsion, they are equipped exclusively with xenon electric thrusters — ion drives.   39 more words

Space

Raunchy Cartoon of the Day

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Humor

Prep-work for International Docking Adapters Complete!

Spacewalkers Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore completed the third of three spacewalks to prepare the ISS for the arrival of the International Docking Adapters, to be delivered on the next Dragon cargo vessel.   70 more words

Space

Se-pa-ra-ti-on.

‘You’re not the only one that is home alone’ sounds like a contradiction in terms.
But, oddly, it is a reality of a point of perspective.

Mylife

Rivers of Wind

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Resonance
Of time
In its
Turning
Creates
The wind
Stirring
The stars
A swirling
Vastness
Of orbits
Angels unseen
Dancing
Stars pirouette
The void… 20 more words

BEARSPAWPRINT

Loving the collective

Today has been another relaxing Sunday.  Discovering my domestic side (thank you IC in Cancer) and enjoying some quiet time.  Yesterday, however, was very different. But as yesterday was my summary day I saved the day’s activity for today! 292 more words

Spiritual Work

Life, NOT as we know it

Life as we know it, when we peer deep into the vastness of space we look for someone — or something — that resembles ourselves. Carbon based, needs water lifeforms, but what if we’re being narrow-minded? 641 more words

Science