Skynet 2-23-19 NASA Analog Missions: NEK Isolation Habitation 9PM CT


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SKYNET!!!!  9PM CT – 10:30PM CT

Saturday’s Topic: “The NASA Analog Missions: The NEK Isolation Habitation Facility”  and “Tour of the Constellation Cancer the Crab”

Net Control: Billye KF5PDS

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “Gattica” (1996)

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

Echolink: W5FC-R, node 37247.

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Saturday’s DARC SkyNet is at 9PM CT.

Discussion topic of the evening.

The NASA Analog Missions: The NEK Isolation Habitation Facility

http://mars500.imbp.ru/en/index_e.html

https://www.nasa.gov/analogs/nek

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-is-sirius-about-its-analog-missions

Waz Up?

From EarthSky.org:

http://www.earthsky.org/tonight

East, One Hour After Sunset

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2019/02/2019-feb-planets-mercury-and-mars.jpg

Southeast, 75 Minutes Before Sunrise

http://en.es-static.us/upl/2019/02/2019-february-morning-planets-venus-saturn-jupiter.jpg

Southeast, 75 Minutes Before Sunrise (Feb. 27th – March 2nd)

A featured constellation or object(s) or topic.

CANCER THE CRAB

Skymap – Constellation Cancer the Crab

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52605294_3064525803573582_7828777107663618048_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=0d721c896268b7f6b9ee65f18b0933c7&oe=5CF14099

Photo #1 The Beehive Cluster Praesepe (M44/NGC 2632)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/53050781_3064524526907043_2883394038965207040_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=dd4900b326499da60594257207f13632&oe=5D279109

Photo #2 Open Cluster (M67/NGC 2682)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52800509_3064524660240363_196348565990146048_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=117579a97439cb69a54f950716ee1790&oe=5D27AEAE

Photo #3 Unbarred Spiral Galaxy (NGC 2775)

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52980421_3064524860240343_587247854725103616_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=fe7d0e34c81246003590677bfea3d679&oe=5CF2E797

Recent Astronomical discoveries

Tiny Neptune Moon Spotted by Hubble May Have Broken from Larger Moon

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190221095033.htm?fbclid=IwAR2db4FCHc5sliPfSze9as6f-0OP6vhnX39tXNRI6KufHKpW1QTyPwppYI0

Ingredients for Water Could Be Made On Surface of Moon, a Chemical Factory

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190220121932.htm?fbclid=IwAR2l94GIRNSjA0ObKg-F15FPFO3tv9dnCTIMJbFLtzYJOLkfXLf1f2kub6E

Space Exploration and Space History

Space Exploration News

Hayabusa 2 has touched an asteroid!

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/%E3%81%AF%E3%82%84%E3%81%B6%E3%81%952.jpg

The privately-build Beresheet Israeli lander will take two months to reach moon, but on its way.

https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/yvencscumv0aqzsevgby.png

https://mars-jpl-nasa-gov.s3.amazonaws.com/src/insight/insight_weather_bg.jpg

https://bgr.com/2019/02/20/mars-weather-reports-nasa-insight/

https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/weather/

Mars has a public weather station, if you’re curious about what to wear when you leave the habitat tunnels.

Space-Related Birthdays

1964 February 21st: Siblings in Space

Identical twins Mark and Scott Kelly were born in Orange, NJ, on this day in 1964. They are the only siblings to have both travelled in space.

Mark_and_Scott_Kelly_at_the_Johnson_Space_Center%2C_Houston_Texas.jpg

This Week in Space History

1930 February 18: Clyde Tomaugh discovers Pluto

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/01/Clyde_W._Tombaugh.jpeg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Pluto_in_True_Color_-_High-Res.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c6/Pluto_discovery_plates.png

1962 February 20: Godspeed, John Glenn

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/24/Glenn62.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/36/Launch_of_Friendship_7_-_GPN-2000-000686.jpg

1965 February 20: Ranger 8 hits the moon

https://video.twimg.com/tweet_video/Dz3TIwnWsAAf_tn.mp4

1969 February 21: The first N-1 goes kaboom!

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/images/rockets/n1/3l/launch_1.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/KH-8_N1.jpg

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.

Tiangong 2

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

Feb. 26

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=41765&mjd=58540.7880952386&type=V

North Korean Satellite

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=39026&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Mar. 1

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=39026&mjd=58543.2425221581&type=V

Mar. 5

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=39026&mjd=58547.2386116714&type=V

Hubble Space Telescope

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=20580&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Feb. 26

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=20580&mjd=58540.1811907165&type=V

Envisat

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT

Feb. 25

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58539.7916305069&type=V

Feb. 27

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58541.8093157128&type=V

Mar. 2

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=0&lng=0&loc=Unspecified&alt=0&tz=UCT&satid=27386&mjd=58544.8015516938&type=V

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