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April’s Full ‘Pink Moon’ Lights Up Night Sky

April’s Full ‘Pink Moon’ Lights Up Night Sky

A full moon graced the skies over the island last night [April 7] as April’s ‘Pink Moon’ was visible on a mostly clear night. Space.com said, “The full moon of April, called the Pink Moon, will occur on Tuesday at 10:35 p.m. EDT, about 8 hours after reaching perigee, the nearest point from Earth in its orbit. This will create... Read more of this article

Students Visit NASA Space Center In Houston

Students Visit NASA Space Center In Houston

For five days over the February break, eleven BHS middle school students had the experience of a lifetime, spending time at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, where they learned about space exploration and met with astronauts. The trip was part of a Visions in Education initiative ‘STEM Sisters,’ which is a challenging... Read more of this article

NASA Rocket Launch Rescheduled For Friday

NASA Rocket Launch Rescheduled For Friday

A rocket launch in Virginia that may have been visible from Bermuda – originally scheduled for February 9 – has been rescheduled for Friday [Feb 14] at 4.43pm Bermuda time, with 80% favorable weather conditions being predicted by NASA. NASA said, “Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt for February 14 at 3.43pm EST... Read more of this article

NASA: Antares Rocket Launch Rescheduled

NASA: Antares Rocket Launch Rescheduled

A rocket launch in Virginia that may have been visible from Bermuda – originally scheduled for yesterday [Feb 9] – was called off due to “off-nominal readings from a ground support sensor.” NASA said, “Northrop Grumman and NASA have set the next launch attempt to no earlier than Feb. 13 at 4:06 p.m. EST, due to an unfavorable... Read more of this article

Rocket Launch May Be Visible From Bermuda

Rocket Launch May Be Visible From Bermuda

A  rocket launch this Sunday [Feb 9] may be visible from Bermuda, the U.S. Consulate said, explaining that the NASA facility in Virginia will launch the “Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft” which will be monitored live from the Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island. A spokesperson said, “The U.S. Consulate... Read more of this article

Space Sustainability Workshop Concludes

Space Sustainability Workshop Concludes

This week the Government of Bermuda and the Secure World Foundation hosted the Bermuda Space Sustainability Workshop 2020. The workshop, held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Wednesday and Thursday, brought together over 30 experts from Government, industry, research organizations and academia to discuss the importance of space... Read more of this article

Bermuda To Host Space Sustainability Workshop

Bermuda To Host Space Sustainability Workshop

The Government of Bermuda and the Secure World Foundation will host the Bermuda Space Sustainability Workshop 2020 next week to “discuss potential space sustainability options for Bermuda.” “The space industry is currently experiencing a commercial boom, which presents economic opportunities for Bermuda,” said the Minister of Home Affairs... Read more of this article

Video: NASA’s Animation Of 1968 Splash Down

Video: NASA’s Animation Of 1968 Splash Down

After spending 10 days, 20 hours, nine minutes, and three seconds in space, the Apollo 7 space mission splashed down in the Atlantic 200 nautical miles off Bermuda at 7.11am on October 22, 1968. The voyagers were picked up by helicopter and deposited on the deck of the USS Essex by 8:20am, and the spacecraft was aboard the ship at 9:03am. The Apollo... Read more of this article

Recalling Bermuda’s Role In 1969 Moon Landing

Recalling Bermuda’s Role In 1969 Moon Landing

During his tragically abbreviated thousand-day 1961-63 presidency John F. Kennedy’s enthusiasm, determination and granite political will provided the momentum for a scientific and engineering crash programme unparalleled in human history. It was one which succeeded in fulfilling his audacious goal of “landing a man on the Moon and returning... Read more of this article

MMC Sponsors BUEI’s Interactive Space Exhibit

MMC Sponsors BUEI’s Interactive Space Exhibit

Marsh & McLennan Companies, which includes Bermuda-based operating entities Marsh and Guy Carpenter – today [Sept 24] announced its title sponsorship of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI’s] new interactive space exhibit, launching from tomorrow to Wednesday, October 9, 2019. The exhibit, 50 Years of Space, will commemorate... Read more of this article

NASA Satellite Image Of Tropical Storm Jerry

NASA Satellite Image Of Tropical Storm Jerry

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of Tropical Storm Jerry that “showed wind shear was pushing clouds away from the storm’s center.” A statement on NASA’s website said, “Forecasters use a variety of satellite imagery to understand what’s happening in a storm, and sometimes just a visible picture can tell a lot. NASA-NOAA’s... Read more of this article

NASA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Humberto

NASA Satellite Image Of Hurricane Humberto

NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image of Hurricane Humberto, saying that the “storm appears large in the imagery as it stretches from Florida to North Carolina, and has a tail extending to the northeast for hundreds of miles into the western Atlantic Ocean north of Bermuda.” A statement on NASA’s website said, “NASA’s... Read more of this article

“Human Computer’s” Bermuda Calculations

“Human Computer’s” Bermuda Calculations

NASA’s “human computer” Katherine Johnson celebrates her 101st birthday on Monday [Aug 26], and her indispensable role in ensuring space agency computers in Bermuda, Cape Canaveral and Washington DC were properly programmed before America’s first manned orbital space mission is being recalled.. Mathematician Mrs. Johnson’s... Read more of this article