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A Visit from Near-Earth Asteroid 2011 ES4 – Is It Dangerous?

On September 1, 2020 (plus or minus a week), Earth will be visited by a celestial wanderer named Asteroid 2011 ES4. This asteroid is one of a class called Apollo asteroids. The name Apollo has nothing to do with the NASA Lunar Landing Program, but everything to do with Near-Earth Asteroids with orbits which cross the Earth's orbit similar to an asteroid named 1862 Apollo.

OWC Goes to Space and Wants to Take You With!

Have your creative content included on a rocket launch to space and back! The OWC Envoy Pro external SSD will be going into space – and returning – with a leading space exploration developer’s upcoming launch. OWC is holding a...

ISS and the Search for SpaceX Crew Dragon

I've always enjoyed photographing the night sky. Because space is a near and dear topic for us at OWC and the Rocket Yard blog, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try and shoot the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it...

Go Go Go Dragon! SpaceX Launch Makes History Again

SpaceX’s Dragon 2 spacecraft, powered by a Falcon 9 rocket, on the lunchpad at the Kennedy Space Center.Image: David J. Phillip / AP Update 5/27:Due to weather concerns, NASA has postponed the launch until Saturday, May 30th at 3:22 PM...

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Solar Power: From Dream to Reality

Perhaps the best thing about getting older is that you have the opportunity to watch dreams turn into reality. Solar power from photovoltaic cells was just an expensive, impossible dream back in 1970 when I was an 8th-grade student at East Junior High in Aurora, Colorado, celebrating the first-ever Earth Day. In this article, I’ll talk about the roots of solar power, the first practical uses on spacecraft, and how companies and individuals are now taking advantage of the sun to produce clean, inexhaustible energy.

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