Elon Musk and SpaceX make this one of the most exciting times to be alive... period!
Old school rocketry has its own handsome gravitas, but I am so excited about STARSHIP!
What a BEAUTY! And he is really ramming this through the production cycle. New Space, Space 2.0 - whatever you call it... HERE WE COME!
Here, a shout-out to James Vaughn - whose space art sets a standard for all of us to aspire to
Check out his gallery of space art, both old space and new space, on fineartamerica!
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Most people around now don't recall when Apollo 4 launched.
NASA hadn't worked out the suppression system, and windows were blown out miles away. Seismographs in New England picked up the vibrations from the launch in Florida.
Walter Cronkite was reporting from a block house miles away. You can hear him talking about the window panes (special windows for the block house) shaking and them trying to hold them in with their hands. the ceiling tiles starting falling and part of the rook got peeled back.
You can hear Walter Cronkite start talking about that just as the video ends.
Working on a special series of pieces celebrating the Apollo program and our reach for the moon. It will focus on the missions and machines that took us to the moon. In my mind the key missions were: Apollo 4 - the first test of the Saturn V in the configuration that would take us to the moon; Apollo 8 - Our first trip to the moon, when we saw earthrise; Apollo 11 - when we set foot on the moon; and Apollo 13 - arguably our finest hour in space! Above is a loose concept of where I am going with the Apollo 4 piece.
Launch visibility for LADEE is from S. Carolina to parts of Canada, & west to Ohio border. Launch is Sept 6 @ 11:27.