Skynet 9-18-21 “Space Elevators” & Constellation “Cygnus the Swan” 9PM CT

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Saturday’s Topic: “Space Elevators” & Constellation “Cygnus the Swan” 

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Afterglow Movie 10:30PM: “The Quiet Hour” (2012)

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Discussion Topic of the Evening.

Space Elevators

Spacecraft/Elevator Construction

Nano Superfibers

Space Elevator in Action

Waz Up


Space Exploration and Space History 

Space News: 

Space Crew Inspiration 4 to return to earth

Inspiration 4 in Orbit (Artist’s Concept)×658.jpg

Time Crystal Oscillation Video (Artist Concept)


Sept. 12

1940 Dr. Roger Keith Crouch: STS-83, STS-94,

Sept. 14

1950: Dr. Eugene Huu-Chau Trinh: STS-50

1958: John Bennett Herrington: STS-113

Sept. 15

1941 Mirosław Hermaszewski: Soyuz 30

Sept. 16

1956: Kevin Richard Kregel: STS-70, STS-78, STS-87, STS-99

Sept. 17

1930: Edgar Mitchell: Apollo 14

1930: Tom Stafford: Gemini 6A, Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and ASTP

1943: Sam Durrance: STS-35, STS-67

1961: Pamela Ann Melroy: STS-92, STS-112, STS-120



Kennedy spoke at Rice University American Commitment to the Moon

1966: Launch of Gemini 11

1970: Launch of Luna 16

1991: Launch of STS-48

1992: Launch of STS-47

1993: Launch of STS-51

2017: Launch of Soyuz MS-06×825.jpg

Sept. 13

1961:  Launch of Mercury MA-4

1977:  Second drop test of Shuttle Enterprise

Sept. 14

1968: Launch of Zond 5

1978: Launch of Venera 12

Sept. 15

1976: Launch of Soyuz 22

2016: Launch of Tiangong-2

Sept. 16

Launch of STS-79

Sept. 17

1985: Launch of Soyuz T-14 

Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Cygnus the Swan

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

Sept. 23

Atlas 5 • Landsat 9

Launch time: 1811 GMT (2:11 p.m. EDT; 11:11 a.m. PDT)

Launch site: SLC-3E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket will launch the Landsat 9 Earth observation satellite for NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. Built by Northrop Grumman, Landsat 9 will continue the series of Landsat images of Earth dating back nearly 50 years. The rocket will fly in the 401 vehicle configuration with a four-meter fairing, no solid rocket boosters, and a single-engine Centaur upper stage. Delayed from Sept. 16 by liquid oxygen shortage. [Aug. 27]


Long March 7 • Tianzhou 3

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Wenchang, China

A Chinese Long March 7 will launch the Tianzhou 3 resupply ship to dock with the Chinese space station. The automated cargo craft is the second resupply freighter for the Chinese space station. [June 18]

Sept. 30/Oct. 1

Epsilon • RAISE 2

Launch time: 0048-0059 GMT on 1st (8:48-8:59 p.m. EDT on 30th)

Launch site: Uchinoura Space Center, Japan

A Japanese Epsilon rocket will launch the Rapid Innovative Payload Demonstration Satellite 2, or RAISE 2, technology demonstration satellite for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Eight smaller rideshare payloads will also be on this launch. [Aug. 23]

NET October

Electron • BlackSky 10 & 11

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: Launch Complex 1A, Mahia Peninsula, New Zealand

A Rocket Lab Electron rocket will launch two small satellites for BlackSky’s commercial fleet of Earth observation spacecraft. Rocket Lab has nicknamed this mission “Love At First Insight.” Delayed from late August and September. [Sept. 10]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

Part of the Universe is Missing!

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days.


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