Anatoly Zak writes about the launch disaster at Xichang on February 15, 1996 and includes information from an American who was at the launch: Disaster at Xichang: An eyewitness speaks publicly for the first time about history’s worst launch accident – Air & Space Magazine.
Here’s a video of the launch and of the village the next day:
Sinoptik-music has released the new album Beyond the Moon, which is described as follows:
What is there beyond our sight, on the dark side [sic] of the moon? Why does it always look the same for the observer? People were concerned with this questions for years. Nowadays the scientists already know the answers, but romanticism and mysticism will still cover the Moon for years to come.
“Beyond The Moon” which consists of ten deep and hypnotic pieces, allows you to cross the horizon and to travel in time and space. Turn it on and prepare for the journey.
Ed: Sorry to be sciency rather than artsy, but, of course, the far side of the Moon is not “dark”. It alternates between two week long day and night phases just as does the tidally-locked side that faces the earth.
My earlier post here about the art exhibition Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration at UC Riverside remains inaccessible in the database of the old Space-for-All blog. Rather than try to reproduce all that, I’ll point readers to the long post I made for the NewSpace Watch blog: NewSpace inspires art exhibition – NSW – Jan.11.13.
Here is a review of the exhibition: “Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration” at the UCR ArtsBlock – Highlander – Jan.22.13.
Scott Phillips creates beautiful wooden models of the Space Shuttles:
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