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Space & Beyond

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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 (EDT). Wow… it’s hard to believe. Just a little over nine years ago, we covered the launch of Space Shuttle...

International space station

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.

Artist rendering of Blue Origin Rocket

Florida’s Space Coast: Old Memories, New Energy

When I’m not writing articles for The Rocket Yard, I’m often traveling around the world with my wife, a recently retired engineer who spent 37 years in the rocket (Titan launch vehicle) and satellite business. We’re currently on a short trip to Florida prior to leaving on a cruise, which gave my spouse the chance to relive some of her career years at Kennedy Space Center. What we found was that the Cape Canaveral / Cocoa Beach / KSC area — also known as the Space Coast — is being rejuvenated by new entrants into the space industry.

Kirstie Tostevin on OWC RADiO

OWC RADiO: Kirstie Tostevin – FXhome and Star Wars SFX Secrets

"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," launches December 20th and FXhome has a lead on SFX secrets! Head of Marketing, Kirstie Tostevin, talks to OWC Host, Cirina Catania, about the company’s new updates to HitFilm Pro, including additional support for...

OWC RADiO: Vortex Immersion Media, Part 2

OWC RADiO: Vortex, Part 2 – Mesmerica 360

Ed Lantz and Mark Laisure, from the team at Vortex Immersion Media, join OWC RADiO host Cirina Catania. They share their experience working with Dr. Jancy McPhee, and Larry O'Connor of OWC, to help bring the Humans in Space Art Competition to the world. Go under the hood with Vortex Immersion Media as Ed and Mark explain how they have created next-generation immersive entertainment journeys with a focus on more profound and meaningful experiences with positive social impact. Their ever-popular "Mesmerica" immersive visual and musical journey features the music of James Hood and has been playing to sold-out audiences since its inception.

OWC RADiO: Vortex, Part 1 – the Future of Immersive Experience

Ed Lantz and Mark Laisure, from the team at Vortex Immersion Media, join OWC RADiO host Cirina Catania. They share their experience working with Dr. Jancy McPhee, and Larry O'Connor of OWC, to help bring the Humans in Space Art Competition to the world....

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