SKYNET!!!! 9PM CT – 10:30PM CT
Saturday’s Topic: “The Best Worst SF Space Films” and “Tour of the Constellation Andromeda”
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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
Space: 1999 – Breakaway (1975)
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Discussion topic of the evening.
Top Science and Space Movies of all Time. From Popular Mechanics!
What can you see in the sky over the next couple of weeks?
Photo #1 Mirach and the Ghost of Mirach
Photo #2 Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
Photo #3 Dwarf Galaxy (M32)
Photo #4 Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy (M110)
Recent Astronomical discoveries
Thirty Years in the Life of Supernova 1987A
Naturally Occurring “batteries” Fueled Organic Carbon Synthesis on Mars
Space Exploration and Space History
Kepler No More (But all data retrieved)
9.6 years in space, 530,506 stars observed 2,2662 planets confirmed, 61 suprnovae documented
Dawn Mission Ended
1930 October 31 – .
Birth of Michael ‘Mike’ Collins – . Nation: Italy, USA. Related Persons: Collins. American test pilot astronaut. Flew on Gemini 10, Apollo 11. First space walk from one spacecraft to another..
1944 November 1 – .
Jet Propulsion Laboratory established. – . Nation: USA. Nation’s first center devoted to the research and development of rocket propulsion systems, founded at Cal Tech in 1936, reorganized and renamed the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)..
1917 November 2 – .
Mount Wilson 100-Inch Telescope First Light. The 100-inch (2.5 m) Hooker telescope located at Mount Wilson Observatory, California, was completed in 1917, and was the world’s largest telescope from 1917 to 1949. It is one of the most famous telescopes in observational astronomy of the 20th century. It was used by Edwin Hubble to make observations with which he produced two fundamental results which changed the scientific view of the Universe. Using observations he made in 1922–1923, Hubble was able to prove that the Universe extends beyond the Milky Way galaxy, and that several nebula were millions of light-years away. He then showed that the universe was expanding.
1998 October 29 – . 19:19 GMT – . Launch Site: Cape Canaveral. Launch Complex: Cape Canaveral LC39B. Launch Platform: MLP2. LV Family: Shuttle. Launch Vehicle: Space Shuttle.
Flight of space shuttle discovery famous—and controversial—from returning John Glenn to space
1981 October 30 – . 06:04 GMT – . Launch Site: Baikonur. Launch Complex: Baikonur LC200/40. LV Family: Proton. Launch Vehicle: Proton-K/D-1.
Venera 13 soviet venus lander
1964 October 31 – .Astronaut Theodore C Freeman died in an aircraft accident
Astronaut Theodore C. Freeman died in an aircraft accident at Ellington Air Force Base, near Houston. Freeman, an Air Force captain and a member of NASA’s third group of spacemen, was preparing to land his T-38 training jet when it struck a goose and lost power. He ejected from his aircraft, but did not have sufficient altitude for his parachute to open. Freeman thus became the first American astronaut to lose his life in the quest for the moon.
1963 November 3 – .
Cosmonauts Andriyan Grigoriyevich Nikolayev and Valentina Tereshkova are married; they will have the first child born to a couple who have both flown in space, and they will later become the first cosmonauts to divorce. While they did not dislike each other, th ey were never romantically involved and the wedding was primarily due to pressure from Khruschev, who presided at the ceremony.
1973 November 3 – .
Mariner 10 launched to fly by venus once and mercury three times. mariner 10 was the first spacecraft to use a gravity-assist trajectory and the first spacecraft to visit mercury