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SpaceX Booster landing (iPhone) – Transporter 3

SpaceX booster B1058 landed for the 10th time on January 13, 2022, this time at Landing Zone 1 after launching from SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida.

This booster made history when it first flew on Demo2, the first crewed flight for SpaceX, carrying Bob and Doug.

Just a simple iPhone video capture.

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Rocket Boy Homer Hickam – Don’t Blow Yourself Up!

Interview with best-selling author Homer Hickam Homer Hickam is the New York Times #1 best-selling author of 19 books, including ‘Rocket Boys’ which became the major motion picture ‘October Sky’, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Homer. In this interview Homer talks about how his fascination with rockets began in October, 1957 with the launch of Sputnik….

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SpaceX Crew-3 – Interview with pilot Dr. Thomas Marshburn

Interview with SpaceX Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn

Dr. Thomas Marshburn is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second in command for the SpaceX Crew-3 mission, which launched November 2021. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Once aboard the International Space Station (ISS), he will serve as an Expedition 66 flight engineer.

Tom is a Statesville, North Carolina, native who became an astronaut in 2004. Prior to serving in the astronaut corps, the medical doctor served as flight surgeon at Johnson and later became medical operations lead for the ISS.

The Crew-3 mission will be his third visit to the space station and his second long-duration mission. Tom previously served as a crew member of STS-127 in 2009 and Expedition 34/35, which concluded in 2013.

Having flown the space shuttle, Soyuz and soon the Crew Dragon, in this interview Tom discusses some of the differences between these vehicles and even the pre-launch traditions for astronauts. He also talks about some of experiments planned for the Crew-3 mission, including a muscle sensor that will study how muscles atrophy in space, as well as the Cold Atom experiment, which aims to create the lowest temperature ever for studying gravitational fields. Tom also describes his emergency spacewalk experience with Chris Cassidy, when both astronauts had to fix an ammonia coolant leak in the ISS.

For more info, visit https://www.nasa.gov/commercialcrew
https://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/biographies/thomas-h-marshburn/biography
https://www.spacex.com

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SpaceX Crew-3: Interview with Pilot Dr. Thomas Marshburn

Interview with SpaceX Crew-3 pilot Tom Marshburn Crew-3 Launch currently scheduled for November 2021. Dr. Thomas Marshburn is the pilot of the Crew Dragon spacecraft and second in command for the SpaceX Crew-3 mission. He is responsible for spacecraft systems and performance. Once aboard the International Space Station (ISS), he will serve as an Expedition…

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SpaceX Inspiration4 liftoff from 3 miles away (sound up!) with Falcon nebula

This video was taken from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A Press Site just 3 miles away from the launch pad for the liftoff of SpaceX Inspiration4 on Wednesday Sept 15, 2021 at 8:02 pm EDT.

The wide shot was taken with an iPhone, with an inset closeup taken with a 600mm lens on a Nikon D5600. Sound was taken from the Nikon but cuts off early while the wide shot continued until the Falcon nebula can be seen.

Inspiration4 was the first all-civilian space flight with all crew members safely returned after splash down in the Atlantic ocean on Saturday September 19, 2021. This mission is also a fundraiser for St. Jude (https://www.stjude.org/)

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SpaceX Inspiration4 liftoff from LC 39A Press Site

Here’s a look at the launch of the first all-civilian space flight Inspiration4 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 on September 15, 2021 at 8:02pm EDT. The rocket goes out of the frame quickly but then the sound comes rumbling. This was taken with my 600mm lens from NASA’s Launch Complex 39A Press Site (credit Chuck Fields).

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COLONIES IN SPACE – The High Frontier: The Untold Story of Gerard K. O’Neill

A new documentary about the pioneer of human colonies in space In this episode we dive into the new award-winning documentary about inspirational physics professor Gerry K. O’Neill. Gerry was a Princeton University professor who changed the face of space exploration during the 1970s and 80s with his plans for building human colonies in space….

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Want a Career in Space? Interview with space career coach Laura Seward Forczyk

Are you interested in pursuing a career in space? In this episode we interview space consultant and author, Laura Seward Forczyk. Laura is the owner of Astralytical, a space consulting firm specializing in space science, industry, and policy. Laura & her company also offer space & aerospace career coaching services to students and professionals. In…

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Kubos: Moving space to the cloud

Cloud-Based Mission Control In this episode we speak with Tyler Browder, CEO and founder of Kubos, a satellite software company. Tyler joins us to discuss how their company’s cloud-based mission control platform, Major Tom, helps operators take care of every aspect of a satellite’s flight software, from mission design and onboard software to hardware testing and…

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SPACE ROBOTS: Interview with Rogue Space Systems CEO Jeromy Grimmett

In this episode we explore speak with Jeromy Grimmett, the founder & CEO of Rogue Space Systems. Rogue is a new space startup company that is creating orbital robots, or “Orbots”, that will repair and service satellites using Artificial Intelligence. Their new service will increase satellite lifespans, reducing the need to replace expensive space assets;…

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