Space and how we get there

I have been interested in space since October 1957 - or you can say earlier if you count Dan Dare and other space-related comics - and more achievable amateur astronomy since the early 60s
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Dan Dare Eagle comics - I read these even before Sputnik...  Now, how does that microphone pick up his call through the vacuum?

Dan Dare Eagle comics - I read these even before Sputnik. Now, how does that microphone pick up his call through the vacuum?

NASA - NASA's Consolidated Launch Schedule

Launch Schedule

Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind.

NASA - Planck Mission Brings Universe Into Sharp Focus

Planck Mission Brings Universe Into Sharp Focus

ScienceDaily: Best Map Ever Made of Universe's Oldest Light: Planck Mission Brings Universe Into Sharp Focus. 100 million years older than previously thought!

Setting up an Apple MacBook Pro for Astronomy - This is more extensive than my current setup, and when I upgrade my 2008 vintage laptop I'll probably follow much the same route.

Apple MacBook Pro for Astronomy

NGC 7662 is one of my favorite planetary nebula, probably because it was the first really small deep space object I photographed.

NGC 7662 is one of my favorite planetary nebula, probably because it was the first really small deep space object I photographed.

MALLINCAM UNIVERSE - It's an Astro-camera, but with video relatives.

MALLINCAM UNIVERSE - It's an Astro-camera, but with video relatives.

Rosetta (spacecraft) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - a spacecraft once misidentified as a potential Earth-impacting asteroid

Sleeping spacecraft Rosetta nearly ready to wake up for comet landing

NASA - Opportunity's Traverse Map, Sol 3246

Opportunity's Traverse Map, Sol 3117 The line drawn on this map shows the route that NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has driven. Opportunity has been working on Mars since January at sites within the Meridiani Planum region.

A view of Comet PanSTARRS from a different perspective.

CME, Comet and Planet Earth Comet PanSTARRS continues to rise in northern hemisphere skies.

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