Spaceflight

SpaceX Achieves Bicoastal Launches, Pushes Toward Rapid Reusability

When it comes to innovation and milestones, SpaceX has no shortage of firsts. This past weekend marked not only the first time the company launched payloads from both their East and West coast facilities, but one of the rockets also featured a set of considerably enhanced titanium grid fins. The first of the weekend’s back-to-back… Read More SpaceX Achieves Bicoastal Launches, Pushes Toward Rapid Reusability

Events

Celebrating Yuri’s Night 2017 At LA’s California Science Center

“Circling the Earth in my orbital spaceship, I marveled at the beauty of our planet. People of the world, let us safeguard and enhance this beauty – not destroy it!” –Yuri Gagarin, first human in space. Every April, dozens of cities across the globe participate in the world space party known as Yuri’s Night, a… Read More Celebrating Yuri’s Night 2017 At LA’s California Science Center

Spaceflight

As SpaceX Proves Reflight Possible, Musk Reminds Us: The Ultimate Goal Is Reaching Mars

SpaceX achieved a pivotal goal on Thursday, March 30, 2017, with the first ever launch and landing of a previously recovered orbital class rocket. The rocket had carried cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) for the CRS-8 mission in April last year, while also becoming the first booster to successfully land on an ocean… Read More As SpaceX Proves Reflight Possible, Musk Reminds Us: The Ultimate Goal Is Reaching Mars

Spaceflight

SpaceX Slays While Fan Cries: “This Is What All Billionaires Should Do With Their Money.”

SpaceX accomplished yet another historic milestone on Sunday, February 19th, 2017 with its highly anticipated debut liftoff from Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Pad 39A (LC-39A) in Florida, originally built for the 1960s-era Apollo moon missions and later renovated for the space shuttle program.“This is the same launch pad used by the Saturn V rocket that… Read More SpaceX Slays While Fan Cries: “This Is What All Billionaires Should Do With Their Money.”

Astronomy

Eyes On The Skies At Owens Valley Radio Observatory

If you’re still putting off joining your local astronomy club, I have some news for you: you’re probably missing out on some great adventures. Case in point–every summer around June, the Orange Country Astronomers (OCA) club, based in southern California, plans an overnight field trip to the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO), located outside of… Read More Eyes On The Skies At Owens Valley Radio Observatory

Events

Look Up: LA MoonWalk

Typically, we think of star parties as taking place in a remote location, under the darkest skies we can find and on a moonless night. Although this is certainly an ideal scenario for viewing our Milky Way galaxy and the faintest of stellar objects, there is still much we can see from our own backyards… Read More Look Up: LA MoonWalk