Friday links

This week’s Friday Links is my first post published entirely from the WordPress app on my iPhone. The formatting may not be exactly what I want but it was surprisingly painless.

Not a whole lot going on this week. Look out for falling Russian space probes on Sunday.

In Orbit

Expedition 27 astronaut Cady Coleman was at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to present a photo from her space duet with Jethro Tull.

ISS Commander Dan Burbank had a flyover of the Alaskan coast that inspired him to write a shout out to the Coast Guard from orbit.

NASA performed a successful Debris Avoidance Maneuver of the ISS today. I honestly can’t find any good articles reporting on it but the summary that it went well is probably all you need anyway!

Phobos-Grunt expected to re-enter on Sunday. I’m on vacation and the re-entry has high uncertainty so follow me on twitter rather than here at RFC for updates (you can follow @phg_reentry).

Bruce Betts of the Planetary Society reflects on the nearly certain loss of the LIFE (Living Interplanetary Flight Experiment) that was to travel to Mars and back on Phobos-Grunt.

Down to Earth

NewSpace company XCor announced their Lynx test flight schedule for this year.

Around the Solar System

New Mars rover MSL completed her major orbit correction maneuver of the interplanetary cruise phase of the mission.

Out There

Lots of great announcements about extrasolar planets this week. Go check out my last post for info and links. Also somegoodposts from Phil Plait of BAblog with the usual awesome enthusiasm.

January 13, 2012 11:40 pm

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