Skynet 8-17-19 “Mission Control: Then and Now” & “The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “Mission Control: Then and Now” & “The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation”

Net Control: Tom KE5ICX

Afterglow Movie 10:30PM:
“My Science Project” (1985)

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Tonight’s Topic: “Mission Control: Then and Now”

Discussion topic of the Evening.
Houston’s Mission Control (Then and Now)
Gene Kranz
Apollo 10 Mission: Gerald Griffen and Glynn S. Lunney (Black Team)
Apollo 9 (Live Transmission From Earth Orbit)
Artemis Mission Logo

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Paul Sean Hill

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Flight Control Room in 1964
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Paul Sean Hill, former director of Mission Operations at the Nasa Space Center in Houston, Texas
Mission Control: Flight Control Room

Space Exploration and Space History

Marshall Space Flight Center Named For Return to Moon Program

Space/NASA History:

In space history this week…

August 11:
Moon Discovered Orbiting Mars
August 12:
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Lifts Off
August 13:
Apollo 11 Ticker-tape Parade
August 17:
1933: Gene Kranz is Born
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Waz Up?

Chaz covers:
Moon Phases
Constellation and Navigation Tips and Factoids
Sunrise and Sunset Features
Q and A

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Special Topic: Tsiolkovsky and the Tyranny of the Rocket Equation

The Tyranny of the Rocket Equation.
Meeting Don Pettit and watching some of his talks and presentations.
Konstantin Tsilokovsky
What the Rocket Equation is
What the Rocket Equation tells us and why Pettit says it is tyrannical.

The Tyrannical Rocket Equation

Konstantin Tsilokovsky

Don Pettit

Delta V’s – Mass vs. Velocity

Space Launches For This Week

Recent Astronomical Discoveries

Moon Glows Brighter than Sun in Images from NASA’s Fermi

Heavens Above
Interactive Sky Chart with PDF Option

Annual Solar Eclipses

Solar System



Amateur Radio Satellites – All Passes

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