Last week we learned that Voyager 2 had followed in its sibling’s metaphorical footsteps, and entered interstellar space. According to Ars Technica:
On Monday, NASA announced that one of its longest-running experiments has started a new phase. Five years after Voyager 1 reached interstellar space, its sibling, Voyager 2, has joined it there. While the Oort Cloud of icy bodies extends well beyond the probes’ current locations, they’ve gone past the point where the charged particles of the solar wind dominate space. Instead, their current environment is dominated by cosmic rays ejected by other stars.
I love Comic Con season. It’s that time of the year when you tend to see loads of awesome new trailers. I woke up to some awesome new trailers for Thor: Ragnarok, Justice League and Star Trek: Discovery.
My brother pointed this one out to me. It looks visually amazing. Still, when I watch this trailer I can’t help but think that my concern that my kids are spending way too much time in front of screens doesn’t even come close to this dystopian future world.
The STS-54 crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105) in their official “gag” photo costumed as the bridge crew of Star Trek’s United Federation of Planets Star Ship USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) as depicted in the movie “Star Trek II, The Wrath of Khan”. The photo was taken on the Star Trek Adventure set of Universal Studios California theme park in Los Angeles, California while the crew was on a west coast training/public relations swing to TRW Corporation in Redondo Beach, CA during the Summer of 1992. TRW was the manufacturer of the STS-54 mission’s primary payload, a Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS-F or TDRS 6). From Left to right: Greg Harbaugh (MS2/Engineering Officer), Mario “Spock” Runco Jr. (MS1/1st Officer/Science Officer), John Casper (CDR/Captain), Susan Helms (MS3/Communications Officer), Don McMonagle (PLT/Navigation-Helm Officer).
I love that Commander Mario Runco Jr actually looks like a Vulcan. He is even a scientist.