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Comet NEOWISE Spotted From Bermuda

Comet NEOWISE Spotted From Bermuda

Officially known as C/2020 F3, Comet NEOWISE was recently photographed from Fort St. Catherine as its path takes it close to the Earth, something which will not occur again for some time, as the comet will not be visible in Earth’s skies for another 6,800 years. A Space.com story said, “Officially known as C/2020 F3, Comet NEOWISE was first... Read more of this article

U.S. Consul General Visits Tracking Station

U.S. Consul General Visits Tracking Station

U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto visited the NASA Bermuda Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island for the first time to commemorate the 51st anniversary of Apollo 11 and the 30th anniversary year of the Hubble Space Telescope.A spokesperson said, “U.S. Consul General Lee Rizzuto visited the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s [NASA] Bermuda... Read more of this article

Space Region Has ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Moniker

Space Region Has ‘Bermuda Triangle’ Moniker

The Bermuda Triangle has lent its name to a “vast region above Earth has been known to wreak havoc on spacecraft that happen to enter the area.” A Space.com story said, “Ships, airplanes and people have been known to disappear without explanation in an area of the North Atlantic Ocean known as the Bermuda Triangle. “Could it be extraterrestrials,... Read more of this article

Minister Roban On National Space Strategy

Minister Roban On National Space Strategy

[Ministerial statement from Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban] Mr. Speaker, I rise today to update this Honourable House about the introduction of the Bermuda National Space Strategy. Mr. Speaker, Space has never been more exciting and promising, for Bermuda and for the world. The space industry is undergoing a revolution. Once the exclusive domain... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Space Launch

Video: Bermuda Mentioned During Space Launch

[Updated] Bermuda’s NASA Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island played a role in the historic SpaceX and NASA launch of astronauts on Saturday [May 30], with the station providing data as it monitored the launch. The launch was successful, taking the astronauts into orbit before they docked with the International Space Station [ISS] yesterday [May... Read more of this article

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