Asteroid To Pass Close To Earth On Sunday 9/7/14-



Newly discovered asteroid 2014 RC, will pass the Earth on Sunday, by a mere 25,000 miles. This is another close call and was discovered on August 31st, in Arizona. The asteroid is thought to be some 60 feet in diameter. At its closest, the asteroid will pass within the outer band of geosynchronous satellites. The [...]

THE HARVEST MOON- September 8th 2014



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Get set for a most amazing Harvest Moon on the night of September 8th! Of all the full moon’s of the calendar year, the Harvest Moon, is to many, one of the most memorable. This is because of the unique nature of this very special Moon. A Harvest Moon, is the full moon that is [...]

Dr.Sky Interviews Author Bill Yenne / AREA 51 Black Jets / A History Of The Aircraft Developed At Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base



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Recently; I had the honor of interviewing Bill Yenne, a well known figure in the aviation community. He is a popular author and we spent some time discussing his new book, AREA 51 BLACK JETS…. Area 51′s most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area [...]

Amelia Earhart Flies Around The World-



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Veteran Television and Radio reporter, Amelia Rose Earhart, completed an amazing journey around the world, in her Pilatus PC-12 NG. All this, to help raise awareness for raising money for scholarships for young women, who want to get into the field of aviation. Her foundation is, Fly With Amelia Foundation. She and her Co- Pilot, [...]

The Greatest Test Pilot You’ve Never Heard Of



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As a member of the media, I get to do some very exciting interviews with some incredible people! For well over 15 years, I have been working on an archive to tell the story of many of those that are in the Astronomy, Space, Aviation and Weather worlds. You can actually listen in to my [...]

ROSETTA Spacecraft Reaches Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko



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Get set for a most amazing space mission, as ROSETTA.  Rosetta, reaches comet 67P and orbits the comet for many months. A small lander will be deployed to the comets surface in November of this year. Follow the latest with the ROSETTA mission here: http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_%28spacecraft%29

Get Set For The August Super Moon- August 10th 2014-07-28



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The closest of the Full Moon’s will take place on the evening of August 10th, as this Full Moon, will be the closest of 2014! The Moon will rise on the 10th and be some 221,800 miles from Earth. A Super Moon is when the Moon appears like this: If a full moon is closer [...]

Tribute To Maj. Pete Knight / The X-15 Reaching Mach 6.72



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The X-15 project, was one of the most amazing aerospace projects of all time! The technology of the 1960’s, helped to push a select number of pilots, “Astronauts”, to the edge of space! One of the pilots, was Maj. Pete Knight, who reached a maximum speed of Mach 6.72 ( 4,520 mph)…. a record that [...]

Dr.Sky Interviews Rich Grinnell / Western Sky Aviation Museum, St. George, Utah



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One of my passions, is to interview many of those that run or help to promote the many aviation museums in the nation. I had the honor of having as my special guest on the Dr.Sky Show, Rich Grinnell, of the Western Sky Aviation Museum, located in St. George, Utah. This is a great museum, [...]

SATURN AT IT’S BEST FOR 2014-



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The planet Saturn is now at opposition, rising at sunset and in our sky all night. This is the best time of the year to view Saturn and you can see some interesting detail, even in the smallest of telescopes. Saturn rises in the SE at sunset in Libra an is now, some 827,312,000 miles [...]

ALERT: POSSIBLE NEW METEOR SHOWER/STORM May 23rd/ 24th-



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The possibility exists, for a new meteor shower/storm?; on the night of May 23rd into the 24th! This is ALL due to Earth’s interaction with material from Comet 209P/LINEAR which has passed the Earth on numerous occasions. If true, Dr.Sky suggests that you keep an eye on the sky, on the night of May 23rd…and [...]

Dr.Sky Interviews Author Robert A. Adamcik- America’s Great ENDEAVOUR



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The Missions Of The Space Shuttle Endeavour With the sad passing of America’s Space Shuttle program, I recently had the opportunity to interview, author, Robert A. Adamcik, on his new book on the life and times of the youngest Shuttle in the fleet, the ENDEAVOUR. Listen here to the story of this great spacecraft and [...]

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Calling All Amateur Astronomers

NASA’s Night Sky Network is conducting a new survey in order to better help the amateur astronomy community.

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NASA's Robonaut 2 Droid Gets Its Legs on Space Station

Look out, astronauts – your companion robot on the International Space Station is mobile! NASA's Robonaut 2 has received a new set of legs to allow it to do repairs both inside and outside the station, eventually.

NASA to Make Major Announcement Today About Astronaut Transport to the International Space Station

NASA will make a major announcement today at 4 p.m. EDT regarding the return of human spaceflight launches to the United States. The agency will make the announcement during a news conference from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The event will be broadcast live on NASA Television and the agency's website.