What is Wormhole Theory?
Artist’s Concept/Gravity Well
Another Artist’s Concept Drawing
Famous Fictional Space Station with Associated Stable Wormhole
Space Exploration and Space History
Space Exploration News
Chinese Astronauts Embark on Second Space Station Spacewalk
Blue Origin suit stops work on NASA HLS contract with SpaceX
Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and education
1950 August 15 – .
Birth of Ricardo Peralta y Fabi
1959 August 15 – .
Birth of Scott Douglas ‘Scooter’ Altman
1933 August 16 – .
Birth of Stuart Allen ‘Stu’ Roosa
1939 August 16 – .
Birth of Valeri Viktorovich Ryumin
1954 August 18 – .
Birth of Umberto Guidoni
1958 August 18 – .
Birth of Sergey Yevgenyevich Treshchev
1935 August 19 – .
Birth of Dr Franklin Story Musgrave
1946 August 19 – .
Birth of Charles Frank Jr ‘Charlie’ Bolden
1959 August 19 – .
Birth of Chris Austin Hadfield
1962 August 19 – .
Birth of Michael James Massimino
This Week in Space History
Explorer 12 Launch
V2 Rocket Launch
Pioneer 7 Spacecraft
Venera 7 Lander
Launch of Soyuz T-7 Stamp of Crew
Launch of Gemini 5
Gemini 5 – . Call Sign: Gemini 5. Crew: Conrad, Cooper.
Pete Conrad and Gordon Cooper
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Wee
Tonight’s Constellation is Lyra the Harp
Space Launches For This Week
Space Coast Launches
Space Flight Now Launch Schedule
Vega • Pléiades Neo 4
Launch time: 0147:05 GMT on 17th (9:47:05 p.m. EDT on 16th)
Launch site: ZLV, Kourou, French Guiana
An Arianespace Vega rocket, designated VV19, will launch the Pléiades Neo 4 Earth observation satellite for Airbus. Pléiades Neo 4 is the second of four Pléiades Neo high-resolution Earth observation satellites built, owned, and operated by Airbus. The Vega rocket will also launch multiple rideshare payloads. Delayed from February after VV17 launch failure. Delayed from June and July. [Aug. 15]
Soyuz • OneWeb 9
Launch time: 2223 GMT (6:23 p.m. EDT)
Launch site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
A Russian Soyuz rocket will launch 34 satellites into orbit for OneWeb, which is developing a constellation of hundreds of satellites in low Earth orbit for low-latency broadband communications. The Soyuz-2.1b rocket will use a Fregat upper stage. Delayed from Aug. 2. [Aug. 15]
Rocket 3.3 • STP-27AD1
Launch time: 2100 GMT (4:00 p.m. EDT; 12:00 p.m. AKDT)
Launch site: Pacific Spaceport Complex, Kodiak Island, Alaska
A commercial small satellite launch vehicle developed by Astra will launch a test payload for the U.S. Space Force and the Space Test Program. [Aug. 5]
Falcon 9 • SpaceX CRS 23
Launch time: 0737 GMT (3:37 a.m. EDT)
Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Dragon 2 spacecraft on its third cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station. The flight is the 23rd mission by SpaceX conducted under a Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA. Delayed from Aug. 18. [Aug. 15]
Recent Astronomical Discoveries
Fast Changes Between the Solar Seasons Resolved by New Sun Clock
Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.