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Two satellites collide in orbit

It’s been all over the news – Two satellites collided in orbit. It happened on the 10th February 2009 at 16:56:00 UTC. The satellites involved were the out of order Russion Kosmos 2251 (93-036A) and the still working…

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Apollo Newspapers – Daily Mail, 11 July 1969

The Daily Mail released a few pullout sheets about the moon mission. They were called “Moon Mail”. Here is the Moon Mail from 11 July 1969.

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Apollo Newspapers – Daily Mail, 10 July 1969

The Daily Mail released a few pullout sheets about the moon mission. They were called “Moon Mail”. Here is the Moon Mail from 10 July 1969.

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Apollo Newspapers – Daily Mail, 9 July 1969

As I posted yesterday, I’ve started scanning my collection of Apollo newspapers. I’m starting with the Apollo 11 newspapers. The Daily Mail released a few pullout sheets about the moon mission. They were called “Moon Mail”. Here is…

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Scanning my newspapers from the Apollo Program

I’ve got a bit of a collection of newspapers from the Apollo program in 1969. Today, I finally started the task of scanning these papers. Some of them require up to 10 scans before being joined back together…

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Happy Birthday Spirit

Back in early 2004, NASA sent two rovers to Mars. The rovers were named Spirit and Opportunity. As of today, the 3rd January 2009, Spirit has now been on the surface of Mars for 5 years. This is…

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40th Anniversary of Apollo 8 Launch

Apollo 8 launched 40 years ago today. This was to be the first time humans would ever orbit the moon and laid the foundation for the Apollo 11 Landing in July 1969. Believe it or not, Apollo 8…

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Overcast skies in London

I was unable to get a photo of the moon on friday – London has had overcast skies constantly since around noon on Friday. Maybe next time… Did anyone else manage to get one?

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Don't forget to take a look at the moon tonight

Remember that the moon will be very close to earth tonight ¬†and a full moon. In London the moon will be rising late and overhead at around midnight. If you only have a view to the west (like…

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Apogee and perigee photos of the moon

In the next few days you have the opportunity to take one of the photos of the moon to make a montage just like this one: Unfortunately, good things take time so you’ll have to wait until 7th…

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