PM people: over 250 non-traditionally pubbed book suggestions for the holidays await you here: whatever.scalzi.com/2013/12/03/wha…
Well, nuts. Snow’ll get worse over the next few hours, so I can’t go to @KimBoekbinder
’s concert in Denver. :(
second stage restart burn successful. Orbit looks nominal.
satellite currently in parking orbit, awaiting second burn. All systems nominal.
Falcon 9 is now in orbit. It will re-burn to put the satellite in a long, elliptical orbit, which will be circularized over time.
Managed to snag this pic of one of the separations above the horizon here in FL: pic.twitter.com/pw3ACvcxRt
Falcon 9 headed for geosynch orbit, moving mostly east, heading into the night. The Sun was off the bow, now just the lit limb of the Earth.
Stage separation, and second stage ignition! spacex.com/webcast/
First stage engine cutoff. Trajectory lookin’ good.
T-1 minute. Looking green.
T-3:30 minutes to Falcon 9 launch. My post about it from last week: slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Watch live: spacex.com/webcast/
Third time’s a charm: @SpaceX
ready to launch Falcon 9 rocket in 12 minutes. Watch live: spacex.com/webcast/
D’oh! Cut and paste fail.
All I want for Christmas is my research funded, my research funded. All I want for Christmas... #plzDonate CosmoQuest.org/Donate
is GO for launch of #SES8
today at 5:41p ET. Watch LIVE starting at 5:25: spacex.com/webcast pic.twitter.com/zQYC2xUFBd
What you need: watch a stunning time-lapse video of the Earth from orbit. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr… #IAlwaysNeedThis
For some reason, a 2-year old pic of the Milky Way is again making the rounds. I wrote about it when it came out: slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
The last 20 seconds? Gold. RT: @DrBondar
: Ever wonder what it would be like to be snatched up by an eagle? youtube.com/watch?v=qJCedF…
Your reminder that I am drawing custom holiday cards! Get your order in today! lenperaltastore.com/products/custo…
We live in an age of wonders: *Three* new exoplanets directly seen in photos! slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Cassini images & a look ahead: #GoogleHangout
12:30 p.m. PST (3:30 p.m. EST) Wed, Dec. 4. go.nasa.gov/18WcTkm pic.twitter.com/siZcGFV4CY
staff including me picked their fave books of 2013. Hint: mine involves @Cmdr_Hadfield
May the luck of the Seven Pillars of Gulu be with you at all times.
Man, Xur and the Armada will be pissed. pic.twitter.com/dOWftNPU0g
LAUNCH UPDATE: All known rocket anomalies have been resolved. Launch targeted for Tues, w/ Weds as a back-up. Window opens at 5:41pm ET.
Who else will join me at @KimBoekbinder
’s Denver concert tomorrow at Mercury Cafe? facebook.com/events/2307732…
… and I assume y’all saw this xkcd? #ISON xkcd.com/1297/
More about Chang’e 3, China’s Moon mission, at @elakdawalla
’s blog: planetary.org/blogs/emily-la…
China once again shoots for the Moon. I think we should join them. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
ICYMI: Over the weekend, I wrote a Comet #ISON
post-mortem with cool videos. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
: Submit your best #ISON
pics to the #NSF #Cometison
Photo Contest for chance to win $2,500. go.usa.gov/WfPQ
What do you get when two stars physically collide and merge? This. Oh, *this*: slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
Launch alert: @SpaceX #Falcon9
set to launch Monday with SES8 communications satellite. Launch window: 5:41 p.m. EST - 7:07 p.m. EST
I’ll be there! RT @KimBoekbinder
: Denver on Dec. 3rd is my last show of 2013. Mercury Cafe. 7pm. FREE. facebook.com/events/2307732…
I’d have my sinuses removed, but all that would accomplish is bigger sinuses. #LikeINeedAHoleInTheHead
My sinuses continue to try to kill me, despite my terse warning that I will take them with me.
If you haven’t heard it, yet, take some time to listen to @AllieBrosh
. It’s a wonderful interview. is.gd/bI2Kdp
New album day guys! NEW ALBUM! I blogged about it. Here's the listeny purchasey page: mariancall.bandcamp.com/album/sketchbo…
The ESA PROBA2 Sun-observing telescope has started a sciencey advent calendar. proba2.oma.be/community/PRHo…
I laughed a lot. @mediocrefilms
: You guys made me say really ridiculous things to clerks at Target, and I THANK YOU. youtube.com/watch?v=sBzAyC…
Comet ISON post-mortem. Well, probably. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
It looks like China has successfully launched a probe to the Moon. Follow @elakdawalla
Happy birthday of Døøm to @scottsigler
Lovely astrophoto: An exploding meteor over Joshua Tree Nat’l Park. slate.com/blogs/bad_astr…
: The addendum to the interview: to.pbs.org/1gpWUN1
which discusses Cassini's looming budget cuts
My pal @carolynporco
was on PBS NewsHour last night talking about Cassini and Saturn: pbs.org/newshour/bb/sc…