Monthly Archives: July 2021

AstroCal – August 2021

       August means cooler evenings, a noticeable shortening of the daylight hours as we reach the midpoint between the Summer Solstice and Fall Equinox, and (hopefully) clear skies to provide some  prime sky watching conditions.  It is also the time of year when people eagerly anticipate the annual Perseid meteor shower.  The peak of this […]

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FTV: the King – Part 2

       We left The King – Part 1 just as the Russian and American space programs were preparing to attempt the first manned space flights.  In his 2021 book, BEYOND – The Astonishing Story of the First Human to Leave Our Planet and Journey into Space (Harper-Collins), author Stephen Walker goes deep into the inner […]

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From the Vaults: The King

       No, not Elvis.  Not LeBron James.  Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.  If the name does not ring any bells, that is okay because any references to him were scrubbed from the records in his native Russia so thoroughly after 1957 that even the CIA could not identify him.  Nobody working for him in the Soviet space […]

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