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The scientific tourist #370 — SOLRAD / GRAB

For your perusal today, it’s a backup SOLRAD / GRAB satellite, on display at the Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum on the mall in Washington, D.C… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #366 — Corona

Some ages ago, I posted a photo showing a diagram of a Corona satellite — the world’s first photo-reconnaissance system. This time, you get some actual photos. Continue reading

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Casual Friday — 10 years of weather history in 3 minutes

NOAA’s GOES-12 satellite was decommissioned on August 16, 2013 — after more than 10 years of service. A video was just released showing all the weather history it captured (in the western hemisphere) over the course of its working life… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #254 — what a Big Shot!

This week, you get a photo of a Big Shot, or at least the launch shroud for one… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #245 — IDCSP

Another interesting little piece of technology history from the Air Force Space and Missile Museum at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida… Continue reading

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The scientific tourist #165 — Vanguard TV-3

The star of a very non-photogenic launch failure, but the forerunner of many later successful satellites…

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The scientific tourist #44 — Pioneer 4

This week’s image is of a model of the Pioneer 4 spacecraft, on display at JPL at the time (1989) this picture was taken…

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