Skynet 4-8-17 Elon Musk’s Reusable Rocket Plans & Tour of Ursa Major 9PM CT


l0j5pq3SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “Crafty Elon Musk’s Reusable Rocket Plans” and “Tour of the Constellation Ursa Major”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX


Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“Five Million Years to Earth”

2-Meter Repeater W5FC: 146.880MHz, PL 110.9, –

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

Video Stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/skynet2

& Facebook “DARC Skynet Astronomy Net”

Audio Stream: http://pokeys.doomdns.com:8000

Yahoo Groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/skynet

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/306498286059167/

Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

Elon Musk’s Crafty Future Plans for Reusable Launch Vehicles

Falcon 9 Reusable Launch System

https://upload.wikimedia.org/…/ORBCOMM-2_%2823282658734%29.…

Drone Landing Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPGUQySBikQ

Interplanetary Mission to Mars (Video)

https://youtu.be/0qo78R_yYFA

Space X Interplanetary Spaceship

http://spaceflight101.com/…/2016/09/Spaceship-Horizontal.png

Interplanetary Lander

https://zlsa.github.io/…/vehicle/spacex-its-lander-scale.png

Rocket Comparisons

http://i.imgur.com/0k0Zl4E.jpg

Raptor Engine

https://motherboard-images.vice.com/…/…/1475089753238547.png

On Board ITS

https://youtu.be/PC0c5tFmltQ

What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?

Jupiter Photo From This Week

http://en.es-static.us/…/jupiter-moons-4-7-2017-Rob-Petteng…

East, Nightfall/Early Evening

http://en.es-static.us/…/2017-april9-10-11-moon-jupiter-spi…

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Skymap Ursa Major

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17862302_18488199951…

Photo #1 Big Dipper Stars

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17862278_18488197551…

Photo #2 Bodes Galaxy (M81)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17799349_18488197718…

Photo #3 Cigar Galaxy (M82)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17861448_18488197751…

Photo #4 Owl Nebula (M97)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17798999_18488199051…

Photo #5 Pinwheel Galaxy (M101/NGC 5457)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17795787_18488199484…

Photo #6 Barred Spiral Galaxy (M108/NGC 3556)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17634430_18488198384…

Photo #7 Barred Spiral (M109/NGC 3992)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17796743_18488198251…

Photo #8 Peculiar Dwarf Galaxy (NGC 5474)

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/…/17800151_18488198851…

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Dramatic Stellar Fireworks of Star Birth

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170407132753.htm

Atmosphere Detected Around an Earth-like Planet

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releas…/2017/…/170406152402.htm

Space Exploration and Space History

Ceres’ transient atmosphere

Asteroid flyby on April 19

Ceres: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA21081_figA.mp4

Asteroid path: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=cItnmeZGxZM

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