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Half a Pound of History
The OSIRIS-REx sample capsule successfully delivered the promised rubble from space and the asteroid Bennu into the desert in the middle of nowhere in Utah on Sunday Sept 24, 2023.
The reentry fall from space from 27,000 mph to 10 mph was a bit dramatic. No one could tell by visual observation during the reentry whether or not the drogue chute deployed up…Read more
Bennu To Barf Up the Gravel in Utah
The OSIRIS-REx sample return mission from the asteroid Bennu will occur on Sunday Sept 24, 2023 at 7:00AM PDST in the Utah desert.
The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft performed a successful final course correction burn maneuver this last Sunday (Sept. 17, 2023).
The soon to be renamed NASA and JPL spacecraft is projected to release the sample return capsule…Read more
The NASA Lucy Eyes a Target in the Black
The NASA Lucy mission is a 12-year voyage to fly by and investigate a number of Trojan asteroids out beyond 2 AU. The spacecraft’s first testing target is the relatively small ½ mile main belt asteroid named Dinkinesh.
Observations made by Lucy’s high-resolution camera, the L’LORRI instrument (Lucy LOng…Read more
The Search for Water and Rocks
NASA and JPL announced a few important asteroid mission details in mid-July. More on those in a bit. These details got shallowed up by the hype for 50-year Moon landing, the second manned Artemis mission, and even a “surprise” Russian Moon lander mission.
The Russian lunar lander mission tanked. The craft maybe made another small crater on the Moon. The mission loss reminds us that getting…Read more
It's Alive! It's Alive!
It was a long time coming. Today is the official publication ship date for the sci-fy, technothriller Weight of Space.
The printed trade paperback copies of the Weight of Space are available to print and ship on Aug 15, 2023.