Skynet 10-13-18 50th Anniversary Apollo 7 & Constellation 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7” and “Tour of the Constellation Capricornus”

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Lost Missile” (1958)

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7!

Mission Patch

Crew Photo


Separation from Second Stage

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LMP Walt Cunningham

Commander Wally Schirra

Apollo 7 Command Module Frontiers of Flight Museum – Dallas, TX

Smiling Walt Cunningham and Apollo 7 Command Module

Apollo 7 50th Anniversary

Apollo, ASTP, STS, and ISS Astronauts 40th Anniversary

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

Northwest, October Evenings
A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Capricornus

Photo #1 Algiedi Alpha Capricorni

Photo #2 Globular Cluster (M30)

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Mystery at the Center of the Galaxy Solved

Icy Warning for Space Missions to Jupiter’s Moon

Space Exploration and Space History

The Launch Escape System saves the day again!

Some of you might remember my speaking about Soyuz t-10-1, which saved the day on september 26th 1983; Tom found a great video for the net

Well, it’s happened again!

Chandra in safe mode after gyroscope problem

Hubble in safe mode, too. gyroscopes really give you the runaround!

Space History

October 10th, 1980 Very Large Array (VLA) formallly comissioned.

October 11th, 1958 Pioneer 1 Launched—first spacecraft launched by NASA

October 11th, 1969, Launch of Soyuz 6, part of a complicated 3-spacecraft rendezvous experiment (6, 7, 8)

October 12, 1965, launch of Voshkhod 1–crazy 3-person spacecraft with no spacesuits, but they got away with it twice

Oct. 12th, 1968, 50th anniversary of Apollo 7! You know, you can go see the CM at a museum near you!
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


Oct 22

Tiangong 2

Oct. 22

Oct 15

Oct 18

Oct 20

Oct 21


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