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Celebration of Space - May 7, 2021

Entry Date: May 7, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

On April 29, 2021, China’s National Space Administration (CNSA) launched the core module of its new modular space station. The core module, named Tainhe, is the first component of the larger Tiangong Space Station, which will be assembled in space in... more
Celebration of Space - April 30, 2021

Entry Date: Apr 30, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

Over the past several weeks, we have been experiencing a new occurrence during our Stargazing Nights event at Frosty Drew Observatory, and I think it is important to note that during the springtime at Frosty Drew we are operating in a down-season capac... more
Celebration of Space - April 23, 2021

Entry Date: Apr 23, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Earth-facing sunspot group – AR2816, erupted in a spectacular C-Class solar flare, spewing a coronal mass ejection (CME) towards Earth. Just to be clear, a C-Class flare is not massively significant and doesn't... more
Celebration of Space - April 16, 2021

Entry Date: Apr 16, 2021

Published Under: Scott MacNeill's Columns

This past week, during a high-speed spin test of the Ingenuity Mars helicopter, which accompanied the Perseverance Rover to Mars, experienced an unexpected shutdown due to a fail safe mechanism designed to detect issues and shutdown related processes t... more