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Tag Archives: Space

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...

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...

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.

OWC Proudly Supports “Humans in Space Art” Celebration

OWC is the Platinum Sponsor for the 2019 Youth Art Competition culminating in the August 17 SciArt Exchange event in Los Angeles OWC today announced its sponsorship of SciArt Exchange’s Humans in Space Art celebration. The multimedia, 360-degree show is...

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