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


apollo20720crew20sib20model20nasaSKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

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

Net Control: Brenda WB5OZL

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

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Discussion topic of the evening.

The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 7!

Mission Patch

Crew Photo

Launch

Separation from Second Stage

Simulated Docking

LMP Walt Cunningham

Commander Wally Schirra
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0157/3938/products/apollo-7-astronaut-wally-schirra_1_grande.jpeg?v=1338936086

Splashdown

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?

From EarthSky.org:
http://www.earthsky.org/tonight
Northwest, October Evenings

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

Constellation Capricornus
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/43951311_2764094760283356_2318478506645782528_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&oh=e966f1469d9ae3c757f77ab560d2a65d&oe=5C4D5DC6

Photo #1 Algiedi Alpha Capricorni
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44060360_2764094876950011_8941823483059372032_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&oh=21246aa85090f22fc9148be186857052&oe=5C4D465B

Photo #2 Globular Cluster (M30)
https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/44024878_2764094973616668_8605483567612428288_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&oh=cb649552b549fe8bd9de7e2f3f8fe695&oe=5C50E586

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Mystery at the Center of the Galaxy Solved
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181010093625.htm

Icy Warning for Space Missions to Jupiter’s Moon
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009102440.htm

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
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_7K-ST_No._16L

Well, it’s happened again!
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/a-soyuz-crew-makes-an-emergency-landing-after-rocket-fails/

Chandra in safe mode after gyroscope problem
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-nasa-space-telescope-orbit.html

Hubble in safe mode, too. gyroscopes really give you the runaround!
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2018/update-on-the-hubble-space-telescope-safe-mode

Space History

October 10th, 1980 Very Large Array (VLA) formallly comissioned.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Very_Large_Arra

October 11th, 1958 Pioneer 1 Launched—first spacecraft launched by NASA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pioneer_1

October 11th, 1969, Launch of Soyuz 6, part of a complicated 3-spacecraft rendezvous experiment (6, 7, 8)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soyuz_6

October 12, 1965, launch of Voshkhod 1–crazy 3-person spacecraft with no spacesuits, but they got away with it twice
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voskhod_1

Oct. 12th, 1968, 50th anniversary of Apollo 7! You know, you can go see the CM at a museum near you!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_7
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

ISS
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=25544&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Oct 22
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=25544&mjd=58413.216649887&type=V

Tiangong 2
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=41765&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Oct. 22
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58413.755891004&type=V

Envisat
https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT
Oct 15
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58406.8153817894&type=V

Oct 18
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58409.8076355257&type=V

Oct 20
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58411.8253365738&type=V

Oct 21
https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58412.7998905336&type=V

 

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