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May 13, 2024 Quick space links

Courtesy of BtB’s stringer Jay. This post is also an open thread. I welcome my readers to post any comments or additional links relating to any space issues, even if unrelated to the links below.

 

 

 

Genesis cover

On Christmas Eve 1968 three Americans became the first humans to visit another world. What they did to celebrate was unexpected and profound, and will be remembered throughout all human history. Genesis: the Story of Apollo 8, Robert Zimmerman's classic history of humanity's first journey to another world, tells that story, and it is now available as both an ebook and an audiobook, both with a foreword by Valerie Anders and a new introduction by Robert Zimmerman.

 
The ebook is available everywhere for $5.99 (before discount) at amazon, or direct from my ebook publisher, ebookit. If you buy it from ebookit you don't support the big tech companies and the author gets a bigger cut much sooner.


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"Not simply about one mission, [Genesis] is also the history of America's quest for the moon... Zimmerman has done a masterful job of tying disparate events together into a solid account of one of America's greatest human triumphs."--San Antonio Express-News

3 comments

  • John

    GOES-East seems to be working. Thank goodness, it’s my favorite satellite.

  • Doubting Thomas

    A little off topic but it is the 13th and the previously announced NET date for the Atlas V / Starliner launch date (17 May) in rapidly approaching. But I can find no word on the status of the Centaur LOX relief valve replacement.

    I wonder how it is going?

  • Max

    Communications at work have been going in and out the last two days. GPS intermittent but only making life miserable for the surveyors. (no drones crashed)

    Unfortunately, I didn’t see any northern lights because I am in the middle of the city, but some of my coworkers have spectacular pictures. (Internet is full of them)

    So much solar gases to be seen as far south as Utah must’ve added a considerable amount of mass to our atmosphere. I wish I had a way to check The CO2 levels before the storm then after. The last time we had 2 CME‘s hit earth at the same time (referred to as a super storm) carbon dioxide levels reached 400 ppm for the first time… not in Hawaii, but in the Arctic!!!
    (don’t tell the people who hate all living things that a lot of our CO2 comes from the sun… they will try to do something about it)

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