Today is Flag Day in the USA. It was June 14, 1777 when the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the flag that we would come to call Old Glory. The national flag of any country is a symbol. A symbol of that country and it’s hopes and ambitions. Throughout history, flags have been [...]
The US manned space program is not quite dead. It’s not quite alive, either. It has entered a period where there is no mission. There is no driving force. We’ll continue to help staff the International Space Station, hitching rides on the Soyuz rockets launching on the other side of the planet from our former mortal enemy. And that’s about it as far as manned missions goes.
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Last night my phone buzzed. It was a bat signal from reader Jo Schmo with the above video. Watching this video, the raw feed from camera E-8 on the mobile launch platform, you can’t help but be in awe at the power of human ingenuity. At 500 fps, this 8 minute video represents [...]