Promoting Space Exploration and Astronomy to the General Public through lecture meetings and the bi-monthly CAPCOM Magazine. We have one Zoom online meeting per month at present. Meetings feature an expert speaker with a spaceflight or astronomical talk. We also have a free weekly Newsletter “GoSpaceWatch Weekly”. Sign up for this Here.
Our next Online Lecture features Broadcaster and Astronomer Pete Williamson FRAS with a lecture entitled “The Art of Remote Observing: Social Distancing at its Best” on Wednesday 19th August 2020. For details and Tickets please see lecture page here.
NASA Astronaut Aboard Space Station to Answer Girl Scouts’ Questions
on 07/08/2020 at 20:19
Girl Scouts from across the nation will pose questions next week to NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy aboard the International Space Station.
NASA Awards Contract for Consolidated Information Technology Services
on 07/08/2020 at 19:21
NASA has selected ASRC Federal Data Solutions (AFDS) Inc. of Beltsville, Maryland, to receive a contract for Ames Consolidated Information Technology Services at the agency’s Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California.
NASA Awards Laboratory Services Contract
on 07/08/2020 at 19:06
NASA has awarded the Laboratory Services contract (LSC) to Alutiiq Essentials Services LLC of Kodiak, Alaska, to provide laboratory services at NASA’s Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans.
SpaceX closes out busy week with launch of more Starlink satellites
by Stephen Clark on 07/08/2020 at 16:49
With a Falcon 9 rocket launch Friday, SpaceX added 57 more satellites to the Starlink broadband fleet and deployed a pair of piggyback commercial Earth-imaging reconnaissance satellites for BlackSky, wrapping up a busy week that began with SpaceX’s return of two NASA astronauts to Earth and the first low-altitude test flight of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle.
NASA Sounding Rocket Finds Helium Structures in Sun’s Atmosphere
on 07/08/2020 at 16:00
Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. But scientists aren’t sure just how much there actually is in the Sun’s atmosphere. NASA’s HERSCHEL sounding rocket has taken the first global measurements of helium in the extended solar atmosphere – a key piece of information for understanding our space environment.