I’m a big nerd for space, so SpaceX’s successful landing on their droneship today is THE NEWS. And it totally made me teary-eyed. Look how smooth and beautiful and amazing: With every step, they’re changing more than just our world. *** Read more about what they did and why it’s important: SpaceX Rocket Lands Safely On A Ship At Sea For the First Time (NPR).
“Astronomers at the California Institute of Technology announced Wednesday that they have found new evidence of a giant icy planet lurking in the darkness of our solar system far beyond the orbit of Pluto. They are calling it ‘Planet Nine.’” This is so fascinating to me! It’s just there? And we didn’t know! More here: New evidence suggests a ninth planet lurking at the edge of the solar system (WaPo)
We live in a beautiful place, surrounded by amazing things. I should try to remember that more often and enjoy it. Photo credit: nasamarshall (Flickr). See the rest of the 2015 Earth Day album here.
Maybe it’s being from Houston, growing up within range of NASA’s Johnson Space Center and my many visits there, but I’ve enjoyed learning about space exploration and hearing about plans for future voyages for as long as I can remember. I love that the internet allows me to watch launches live and think one day I’ll make a trip to see one in person. I hope I’m still young enough to see amazing progress happen with space exploration in my lifetime. Until then, I’ll keep reading and watching. “Moving To Mars: Preparing for the longest, loneliest voyage ever” in the April 20 issue of The New Yorker is worth a read. Just imagining such a long trip (to MARS!) is amazing and fascinating and so exciting, it’s hard for me to even consider how it would feel to witness it happening. I’m guessing it’ll be something like what people felt like watching the moon landing but x92834983743974. “For years, NASA has run experiments replicating the environments of space and alien planets. Rovers and robotics have been …