Monthly Archives: December 2014
Ever wonder what you would see if you stared out the window of a spacecraft reentering the Earth’s atmosphere? Check out NASA’s video of the view out the window of Orion’s EFT-1 from the time she enters the atmosphere at … Continue reading
The European Space Agency found where their Philae lander ended up on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after it bounced a couple of times on landing. It came to rest at a pretty raucous angle, nearly on its side. But the instruments were … Continue reading
Figure: Phase portraits of J. B. S. Haldane’s “familial selection” model. Nullclines (colored curves) and example solutions (black lines) are shown. Arrows show direction of time. Shaded portions are not part of the phase space for this model. (A) Selection … Continue reading
It’s been a long time since we’ve been out this far.
As I write this, recovery teams are preparing the Orion EFT-1 spacecraft for recovery by USS Anchorage after a successful flight test of the U.S.’s next-generation crewed space vehicle. EFT-1 launched flawlessly this morning on a Delta IV Heavy rocket. She … Continue reading