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Space X and Dragon launch

Montage of enhanced colour images of Pluto (bottom left) and Charon, from the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

Montage of enhanced colour images of Pluto (bottom left) and Charon, from the New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA/JHUAPL/SwRI)

SpaceX made history with the launch of NASA astronauts aboard Spacex’s Dragon vehicle for a visit to the ISS.

The last weekend in May marked a turning point in frontier space history. A private company is now providing a “taxi service” to transport astronauts to the International Space Station. SpaceX has successfully delivered 2 astronauts. I hope you were all glued to the live NASA news feeds watching this significant event unfold. Sole dependence on the ageing Russian Soyuz capsules launching from Kazakhstan system is now a thing of the past.

The Eagle Nebula, M16 and the Pillars of Creation. A real challenge as always less than 20 degrees maximum altitude from my backyard and directly over central Kendal on 31st May.


The Eagle Nebula, M16 and the Pillars of Creation. A real challenge as always less than 20 degrees maximum altitude from
my backyard and directly over central Kendal on 31st May.