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The Solar System

the name says it all, this group is dedicated to our tiny blue planet and all of our neighbors in the solar system which includes the planets of course as well as the sun, moons and other celestial bodies within it.

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Our Milky Way Over the Sea

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This weekend the first partnership between private (Tesla) and government (NASA) entities made its debut. Yesterday (05.30.20) the launch of Space X Dragon (designed by Tesla - supported by NASA) flew into space successfully. Today (05.31.20) the Dragon docked with the ISS to transfer 2 astronauts from Earth onto the space station for scientific research for the next 3 months.

This is an artistic designed (photoshop) image of our desired perspective of the edge of our galaxy the Milky Way from earth by Arnold (aka The ChromeThemer).

The Space X Dragon returned to earth August 2, 2020, not as a landing like during the shuttle period, nope, a splash down into the Atlantic ocean like was done in the 1970's. So they were traveling @ 17,500 mph (28,000 kph) in space, then during reentry into the atmosphere to 350 mph (560 kph), then finally to 15 mph (24 kph) at splashdown. The top G forces were four to five times the force of Earth's gravity. That's one intense ride. Plus all this took place on live television via https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html#public .

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