Space imagery: ISS transits the Moon + Hurricanes in aerosol swirls + Solar flares zap Earth

** Space Station Transits the Moon | NASA – Though the ISS flies just a few hundred kilometers above the earth, it appears to be passing over the Moon in this photo:

The International Space Station, with a crew of six onboard, is seen in silhouette as it transits the Moon at roughly five miles per second, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Manchester Township, York County, Pennsylvania. Onboard are: NASA astronauts Joe Acaba, Mark Vande Hei, and Randy Bresnik; Russian cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Sergey Ryanzansky; and ESA astronaut Paolo Nespoli. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

** GMS: 2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation – Watch last summer’s hurricanes form and move towards North America in this marvelous video of atmospheric aerosol particles created from data captured by satellite sensors:

** GMS: How Solar Flares Affect Earth – “A team of scientists —led by Laura Hayes, a solar physicist who splits her time between NASA Goddard and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland— investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth’s atmosphere. They discovered pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere—called the ionosphere—mirrored X-ray oscillations during a July 24, 2016 flare.”


The Space Show this week – Dec.4.2017

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

SPECIAL TIME: 1. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017: 9:30 am PST; 12:30 pm EST; 11:30 am CST: We welcome Dr. David Sinclair, NASA iTech, Harvard, genetics, cosmic radiation treatment, aging genetics.

SPECIAL TIME: 2. Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017: 2 pm PST, 5 pm EST, 4 pm CST: We welcome Jose Ocasio-Christian to the show regarding Caelus Partners and their project “Community in Space.”

3. Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017: Hotel Mars. See Upcoming Show Menu and the website newsletter for details. Hotel Mars is pre-recorded by John Batchelor. It is archived on The Space Show site after John posts it on his website.

4. Friday, Dec. 8, 2017; 9:30 AM-11 am PST, (12:30 -2 pm EST; 11:30 am -1 pm CST) We welcome back Dr. Bruce Cordell of to update us on his work with Maslow Windows and space development given the new administration.

5. Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017: 12-1:30 pm PST; 2-4:30 pm EST; 2-3:30 pm CST. We welcome back Al Globus to the show. Find his writings at Orbital Space Settlement.

See also:
* The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
* The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
* The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs

The Space Show is a project of the One Giant Leap Foundation.

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Videos: The Planetary Post with Robert Picardo – Space Haiku

Here is the latest Planetary Post with Robert Picardo courtesy the Planetary Society:

This video shows a Facebook “Giving Tuesday 2017” event held this past Tuesday with Picardo and the Society’s Bill Nye and Danielle Gunn. They talk about the various activities and projects of the Society such as the LightSail 2 solar sail that is to be launched in 2018:

A recent video about Lightsail 2:


Videos: “Space to Ground” report on ISS – Dec.12.2017

Here is this week’s Earth to Ground report from NASA on activities related to the International Space Station:

Some other recent NASA videos:

** Astronauts on the International Space Station use amateur radio to talk with students all over the world about life and work in space. In October, flight engineer Joe Acaba made an historic contact with the Maria Montessori Institute Educational Unit in San Cristobal, Venezuela: the first-ever educational ham radio contact in that country’s history, courtesy of the Amateur Radio on International Space Station program. Here’s a look at the excitement on the ground as more than a dozen elementary and middle school students got their chance to talk to a man in space. For more on ARISS: 

** Inside KSC! for Dec.1, 2017:

** DIY Glacier Modeling with NASA’s Virtual Earth System Laboratory – A new NASA Earth science simulator allows anyone with a computer to try their hand at do-it-yourself glacier modeling. Test it for yourself at .