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The History of Space X – Infographic

Space X History

It’s been almost a month since Space X’s Falcon 9 rocket launched the first Americans into space from US soil since the end of the shuttle program — the first private rocket to do so.  How did Space X get to this point?  Today’s infographic takes a look at the history of the company and it’s various missions before the historic May 30 launch. [VIA]

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Daily Photo (6/5/20) – NYC from the ISS

Photo — “NYC from the ISS”

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Photograph of New York City illuminated at night from the International Space Station.  Taken March 23, 2013.

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Daily Photo (5/15/20) – Launch Through the Clouds

Photo — “Launch Through the Clouds”

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Almost 9 years ago to the day!

May 16, 2011. “The Space Shuttle Endeavour during launch.” Photo credit: NASA

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On This Day

TODAY IS MAY 14, 2020!

MAY 14, 2020

Today is:

Dance Like a Chicken Day

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

GEORGE LUCAS (1944) — American filmmaker & entrepreneur.  Creator of Star Wars and co-creator of Indiana Jones.  Founder of LucasFilm.
EOIN COLFER (1965) — Irish author, best known for the Artemis Fowl series.
MARK ZUCKERBERG  (1984) — American computer programmer and entrepreneur.  Co-founder of Facebook.

 

TODAY IN HISTORY

1607Jamestown, Virginia is settled as an English colony, becoming the first permanent English settlement in North America.
1796 – English physician Edward Jenner administers the first smallpox inoculation. The disease will be officially deemed eradicated in 1980.
1804 – Wiliam Clark and the Corps of Discovery depart Camp Dubois, Illinois to meet Meriwether Lewis in St. Charles, Missouri, marking the beginning of the Lewis & Clark Expedition.
1948 – Israel is declared an independent state and a provisional government is established.  It is immediately attacked by neighboring countries, igniting the Arab-Israeli War.
1973 – The United States’ first space station, Skylab, is launched.
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Infographic — Sunstorms

Sunstorms

Every so often we hear about solar flares and sunstorms and their ability to wreak havoc on the world’s electronics and computer networks.  I have always been amazed about the power of nature, both here on Earth and in space.  Today’s infographic helps to break down the different types of activity we can observe on the sun and what it might mean to us in the future. [VIA]

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Sunstorms