The SpaceX Dragon 2 DM-1 capsule has successfully docked to the International Space Station today at 10:51 UTC, March 3rd 2019. Dragon is on it’s first flight test ahead of carrying astronauts to the station later in the year.
Saturday, March 2 for launch of Crew Dragon’s first demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This test flight without crew on board the spacecraft is intended to demonstrate SpaceX’s capabilities to safely and reliably fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station as part of NASA’s […]
To produce an astrophotography image of the Orion Nebula with a high dynamic range, it is best to blend a set of varying exposure lengths together. In this video, I combine an image set of 3-minute exposures (stacked) at ISO 800, with a set of 10-second exposures. This helps to reveal the subtle details of […]
https://www.space.com/43289-spacex-starship-raptor-engine-launch-power.html?utm_source=sdc-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190212-sdc A photograph of a test Raptor engine firing, tweeted by Elon Musk on Feb. 7, 2019.(Image: © Elon Musk/SpaceX/Twitter)
Boom! Future motions of the Milky Way and Andromeda galaxies show them on a collision course. Meanwhile, the 3rd major galaxy in our Local Group – the Triangulum galaxy – is likely to give the collision a wide berth. Image via ESA/Gaia/DPAC.