Skynet 8-21-21 “What is Wormhole Theory?” & Constellation “Lyra the Harp” 9PM CT

What is Wormhole Theory?

Artist’s Concept/Gravity Well

Wormhole Shortcut

Exotic Matter

Another Artist’s Concept Drawing

Famous Fictional Space Station with Associated Stable Wormhole

Waz Up

Space Exploration and Space History 

Space Exploration News

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Blue Origin suit stops work on NASA HLS contract with SpaceX×485.jpg

Space Force to establish new command in Colorado focused on training and education×485.jpg

Space-Related Birthdays

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

Korabl-Sputnik 2

Skynet 1B

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

Aug. 16/17

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]

Aug. 19

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]

Aug. 27

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]

Aug. 28

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.


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