Monthly Archives: August 2012

Ohio Astronaut Neil Armstrong: 1930 – 2012

NASA: FAMILY STATEMENT REGARDING THE DEATH OF NEIL ARMSTRONG The following is a statement from the Armstrong family regarding the death of former test pilot and NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong. He was 82. “We are heartbroken to share the news … Continue reading

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Right through the dipper!

There was a bright, beautiful pass by the International Space Station the night of August 23, 2012. Alerted by CAA member Jay Reynolds, fellow member Chris Christie set up his camera and got an excellent shot of the station’s arc. … Continue reading

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Green flash puts in an appearance over Lake Erie

The “green flash” is not a new Marvel Comics superhero but a subtle and interesting phenomenon sometimes seen just before sunrise or just after sunset; a green-colored ray or spot is seen just above the horizon. CAA member Jay Reynolds … Continue reading

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Splendid photo of the space station

CAA member Dave Nuti was all set to photograph a brilliant pass of the International Space Station visible from Northeastern Ohio the night of August 6, 2012. The pass was to take the ISS across an area near the heart … Continue reading

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“Head’s up” and Curiosity begins looking around

These are the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras on NASA’s Curiosity rover, which are located on the rover’s “head” or mast. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance beyond … Continue reading

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Curiosity lands safely, is spied by HiRISE in descent to Mars

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation. … Continue reading

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