The fearsome Utahraptor, first found in Utah in case you didn’t know, resembles a large feathered Velocirpator, only much bigger. Roaming the Earth during the Early Cretaceous period around 125 million years ago, the Utahraptor could grow up to twenty-three feet long and six feet tall at the hip. It is believed this carnivore is one of the dinosaurs related, after much downsizing, to today’s birds. From an exhibit at the Brevard Zoo.
The National Aeronautics and Space Act was signed into law by President Eisenhower on 29 July 1958, which established the goals for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): The expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space; The improvement of the usefulness, performance, speed, safety, and efficiency of aeronautical and space vehicles; The development and operation of vehicles capable of carrying instruments, equipment, supplies, and living organisms through space; The establishment of long-range studies of the […]
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I think if Sam had his way he would have stayed at home sleeping in his comfortable bed in air conditioned comfort rather than being dragged out in the early morning hours for the Telstar 19 booster return vigil at Port Canaveral.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 booster that launched Telstar 19 into orbit and made a successful landing on the Of Course I Still Love You droneship returned to Port Canaveral just after dawn on 25 July 2018. Click to view my gallery of images of the booster’s return to Port.
Revisiting the Telstar 19 Vantage launch aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on 22 July 2018. A time exposure reveals the arc the rocket takes as it follows the curve of the Earth traveling into orbit. Click for more Telstar 19 launch photos.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the commercial telecommunications Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida at 1:50 a.m. on 22 July 2018. Click to see more Telstar 19 VANTAGE launch photos.