Post by Shibumi-Mandeville I-12/Hwy59 on Aug 1, 2020 19:38:50 GMT -6
Had to laugh watching the video of the spaceship Dragon Crew-2 after it undocked from the ISS.
As the contrast against black space was so high, the ship was completely white washed. It looked so much like the spaceship from the old game Asteoid....I almost expected asteroids to start drifting by and the spaceship to start firing. I'm sure the flat earther and conspiracy theorists though the same!
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Post by HarahanTim - Now in Covington! on May 31, 2021 4:10:34 GMT -6
Happy Anniversary, to Mariner 9! 50 years ago, on May 30, 1971, it lifted off on a 167 day trip, to Mars. The spacecraft snapped 7,329 pictures and managed to image 80 percent of the Martian surface in less than a year. After almost a year in orbit, Mariner 9 ran out of attitude-control gas — the fuel necessary for controlling the spacecraft's orientation. NASA turned the spacecraft off on Oct. 27, 1972.
NASA expects Mariner 9 is orbiting high enough to keep flying around Mars until at least 2022 but at some point, the spacecraft will enter the atmosphere and crash to the planet's surface.