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Some recent postings:


Mars as Art

Gullies on Mars - NASA/JPL
Gullies on Mars

Millipedes of Mars - NASA/JPL
Millipedes of Mars

Bunge Crater Dunes - NASA/JPL
Bunge Crater Dunes

Martian Dust Devil Tracks - NASA/JPL
Martian Dust Devil Tracks
More space art
Space Music Video of the Month


Space Songs: Through the Distance
National Air and Space Museum on April 30, 2020 sponsored "a YouTube concert event, sharing songs about space and isolation to celebrate how extreme situations can bring out the very best in us all and why there’s no challenge we can’t face together. This recorded concert, hosted by Tested’s Adam Savage, [featured] special guests and performances by Sting, Clipping, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Dan Deacon, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson, Grace Potter, and Vagabon."

It's a Whole New Outer Space Out There

Blue Origin & Virgin Galactic expected
to fly customers to suborbital space in 2020

Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic have been promising for over a decade to provide flights to suborbital space for paying customers. This could finally be the year one or both companies fulfill these promises.

Virgin Galactic has now transferred most of their operations to Spaceport America in New Mexico. (There are two new SS2 vehicles under construction in Mojave.) That is where they will fly "spaceflight participants" to greater than 80 kilometers in altitude aboard SpaceShipTwo rocketplanes.


The company carried out the first drop glide test of a SpaceShipTwo from the New Mexico facility on May 1, 2020. No word yet on when the first suborbital spaceflight from Spaceport America will happen. A SpaceshipTwo vehicle has not flown to space since the flight of VSS Unity on Feb.22.2019:


They will soon begin test flights in New Mexico, low atltitude at first and then to space.

Blue Origin flew New Shepard to over 100 kilometers on Dec.11.2019:


The company says it needs to carry out a few more test flights before a New Shepard will carry people on board. Initially these will be company employees.


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SpaceMissions™ is a 3D Solar System & Space Missions Simulator from BINARY SPACE that supports most Earth-centric spacecraft as well as some selected interplanetary missions such as MSL (i.e. Curiosity rover), InSight, Rosetta, OSIRIS-REx and more:

'Travel through our Solar System, visit planets, comets, asteroids and watch critical maneuvers of interstellar probes at any time from any desired perspective.'

This application is available for Microsoft® Windows® 10 (10.0.14393 or later) and can be obtained for free from the Microsoft® Store.

A scaled-down version of SpaceMissions™ is also available as a browser-based progressive application: SpaceMissions™ (Web-Edition).

Requirements: Latest versions of Google® Chrome, Microsoft® Edge (Chromium) or Mozilla® Firefox browsers and a system that supports WebGL2 with a fast Internet connection (> 50 Mbps).

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