Skynet 12-17-16 Three Heart Stopping NASA Launches You Probably Didn’t Know About & Constellation Eridanus 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Three Heart Stopping NASA Launches You Probably Didn’t Know About” and “Tour of the Constellation Eridanus the River”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“A Christmas Story”

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –
Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.
Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2
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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Three Heart Stopping Launches You Didn’t Know About

Stafford Schirra Crew Photo
http://www.earth-moon.de/gemini/gemini6-crew.jpg

Atlas-Agena
http://spaceline.org/galleries/rockets/images/062.jpg

Gemini 6 Aborted First Launch Video (CBS News)
https://youtu.be/Y4C_D7Mo5u8

Gemini Ejection
http://img.bhs4.com/…/5FB5F84E822AF9558B2957BB296E12B558E75…

Gemini 6a Launch
http://flymetothemoon.us/…/12%20-%201965%20-%20Photo%20-%20…

Apollo 12 Launch
http://flymetothemoon.us/…/12%20-%201965%20-%20Photo%20-%20…

Pad Stuck by Lightning
http://www.aerospaceweb.org/…/apollo…/apollo12-lightning.jpg

“Try SCE to Aux”
http://heroicrelics.org/in…/csm/cm-ctrl-panel/sce-to-aux.jpg

SCE Switch Panel
https://ttcshelbyville.files.wordpress.com/…/10/scetoaux.jpg

Skylab 1
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/…/i…/images/pao/SL2/10076075.jpg

Saturn IB (Skylab 2, 3, &4)
http://www.spacefacts.de/…/drawi…/drawings2/skylab-2_pad.jpg

Artist Concept of Shield Deploy
http://history.nasa.gov/SP-400/p42.jpg

Aux Tunnel Failure Drawing
https://nsc.nasa.gov/…/SFCS-2014-09-09-DownButNotOut-Image-…

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?
�South, Predawn/Dawn Sky
http://en.es-static.us/…/2016-dec-moon-jupiter-and-spica.jpg
Southwest, One Hour After Sunset
http://en.es-static.us/…/12/2016-dec-10-mars-venus-mercury.…
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Eridanus the River

Constellation Map Eridanus
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15621729_16677988332…

Photo #1 Witch Head Nebula (IC-2118)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15578971_16677989099…

Photo #2 Barred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1300)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15541565_16677988799…

Photo #3 Intermediate Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1232)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15590002_16677988532…

Photo #4 Dwarf and Barred Spiral Galaxies (NGC 1531 & NGC 1532)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15542170_16677988965…

No photo #5

Photo #6 Spirit Alu (NGC 1291)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15542382_16677988732…

Photo #7 Spiral Galaxy (NGC 1187)
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/15622217_16677988499…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Astronomers Discover Dark Past of Planet-Eating “Death Star”
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2016/…/161215152131.htm

Number of Known Black Holes Expected to Double in Two Years with New Detection Method
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2016/…/161215152123.htm

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.
ISS
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Dec. 20th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

OTV 4
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Dec 18th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Dec. 20th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Tiangong 2
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Dec. 22nd
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Dec. 24th
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

North Korean Satellite
http://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx…

Dec. 18th.
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

Dec. 22nd
http://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx…

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