Skynet 4-9-22 “What Did We Leave on the Moon?” 9PM CT

What Did We Leave on the Moon?

Brenda WB5OZL

What Did We Leave on the Moon?

Six flags

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/presto/2019/06/27/PPHX/fecfd324-610c-4355-9e44-1940f8900f72-Where_Apollo_missions_have_landed_on_the_moon.jpg

Disc of goodwill messages

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/resizer/HyyR7cwbW1uQXvTeloUFUVU41SU=/415×311/left/bottom/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-tronc.s3.amazonaws.com/public/B6C4HVXNZNFA3DYDI6LF6YPB3M.jpg

A gold replica of the olive branch left on the moon by Apollo 11 crewmembers

NASA

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-cdsxeubvXWE/Uro7OMfZo0I/AAAAAAAAAls/Rijqn6ywD_0/s1600/olive-branch-2.jpg

Golf balls

https://res.cloudinary.com/usga/image/upload/c_fill,dpr_3.0,g_face,q_70,w_450/v1/usga/images/article-splash/2021/AS14-66-09340Divot_Closev2notedfnl.jpg

Astronaut badge

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A Bible

https://episcopalnewsservice.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s71-52276-1-480×600.jpg

Fallen astronaut sculpture

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/Fallen_Astronaut.jpg

Astronaut excrement

Five retroreflectors

https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/o29oBjZuSK3eaHYKvyDGHF-1024-80.jpg.webp

Buzz Aldrin carries a Laser Ranging Retroreflector.

Crafts, crashes and rovers

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Apollo15LunarRover.jpg

https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/07/apollo-11-moon.jpg?quality=75&strip=all&w=744

https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/07/buzz-aldrin-apollo-11.jpg?quality=75&strip=all&w=662

https://nypost.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/07/gold-olive-branch-left-on-the-moon-by-neil-armstrong.jpg?quality=75&strip=all&w=300

Waz Up
Space Exploration and Space History 

Astronaut Birthdays

  • April 3, 1926: Gus Grissom (Mercury-Redstone 4, Gemini 3, Apollo 1)
  • April 5, 1949: Judith Resnik (STS-41-D, STS-51-L)
  • April 5, 1950: Franklin Chang Diaz (STS-61-C, STS-34, STS-46, STS-60, STS-75, STS-91, STS-111)
  • April 9, 1950: Kenneth Cockrell (STS-56, STS-69, STS-80, STS-98, STS-111)
  • April 9, 1963: Timothy Kopra (STS-127/128 (Expedition 20), Expedition 46/47)
  • April 9, 1976: Serena Auñón-Chancellor (Expedition 56/57)
Miss Carolyn’s Constellation of the Week

Constellations: Pyxis, the Compass and Antilia, the Pump

Space Launches For This Week

Space Coast Launches

Space Flight Now Launch Schedule

April 15

Falcon 9 • NROL-85

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-4E, Vandenberg Space Force Base, California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, the U.S. government’s spy satellite agency. The mission is designated NROL-85. The first stage will return to Landing Zone 4 at Vandenberg. [March 25]

April 20

Falcon 9 • Crew 4

Launch time: 1037 GMT (6:37 a.m. EDT)

Launch site: LC-39A, Kennedy Space Center, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch a Crew Dragon spacecraft on its seventh flight with astronauts. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren, Robert Hines, and Jessica Watkins, and European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti will launch on the Crew Dragon spacecraft to begin a six-month expedition on the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon will return to a splashdown at sea. [March 25]

Late April

Falcon 9 • Starlink 4-14

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch with another batch of Starlink internet satellites. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. [March 28]

April

Ariane 5 • MEASAT 3d & GSAT 24

Launch window: TBD

Launch site: ELA-3, Kourou, French Guiana

Arianespace will use an Ariane 5 ECA rocket, designated VA257, to launch the MEASAT 3d and GSAT 24 communications satellites. Built by Airbus Defense and Space for MEASAT, a Malaysian operator, MEASAT 3d is a multi-mission communications satellite outfitted with C-band, Ku-band, and Ka-band payloads for direct-to-home TV broadcasting and internet services over Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. GSAT 24 is a direct-to-home TV broadcasting satellite for the Indian Space Research Organization. [Dec. 14]

April

Astra Rocket 3.3 • TROPICS 1 & 2

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-46, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A commercial small satellite launch vehicle developed by Astra will launch the first pair of small CubeSats for NASA’s TROPICS mission. The Time-Resolved Observations of Precipitation structure and storm Intensity with a Constellation of Smallsats, or TROPICS, mission will measure environmental and inner-core conditions for tropical cyclones. [March 25]

April 30

Falcon 9 • Nilesat 301

Launch time: TBD

Launch site: SLC-40, Cape Canaveral Space Force Station, Florida

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch the Nilesat 301 geostationary communications satellite. Nilesat 301, built by Thales Alenia Space, will provide digital broadband and internet connectivity services for the Egyptian operator Nilesat. The Falcon 9’s first stage booster will land on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. [March 25]

Recent Astronomical Discoveries 

“Connecting the Dots with Galilean Moons”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/04/220405102820.htm

Visible satellite passages over the next couple of days. 

All times are “local” (Dallas) time.

Tiangong

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=48274&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Apr 17

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=48274&mjd=59686.4644670228&type=V

Envisat

https://www.heavens-above.com/PassSummary.aspx?satid=27386&lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST

Apr 11

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59680.4696579752&type=V

Apr 14

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59683.4615450322&type=V

Apr 16

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59685.4790260659&type=V

Apr 17

https://www.heavens-above.com/passdetails.aspx?lat=33.0462&lng=-96.9942&loc=Lewisville&alt=0&tz=CST&satid=27386&mjd=59686.453423144&type=V