• September 27, 2020

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Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: 30 Years Ago – Voyager 2 Makes

Picture it: Our solar system, August 25, 1989. NASA’s Voyager 2 spacecraft makes a close flyby of Neptune, giving humanity its first close-up look at the solar system’s eighth planet. This event would mark the end of the Voyager mission’s Grand Tour of the four gas giants—Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Since that time, no […]Read More

Amy’s Everyday Astronomy: Space community mourns a legend

After the moon-landing level excitement of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo landing this weekend, space enthusiasts were saddened to learn of the passing of a legend in the Space Community. Christopher C. Kraft died Monday, July 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Born on February 28, 1924 in Phoebus, Virginia, Kraft attended Virginia Tech where […]Read More