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SpaceX Launch Visible From Bermuda

SpaceX Launch Visible From Bermuda

A SpaceX launch that took place earlier this week from Kennedy Space Center in Florida was spotted in Bermuda by some locals, including Mike Cornish who captured an image of the spectacular sight. The SpaceX website said, “On Thursday, July 14 at 8:44 p.m. ET, Falcon 9 launched Dragon on the 25th Commercial Resupply Services [CRS-25] mission... Read more of this article

Planets & Moon Captured In Bermuda Sky

Planets & Moon Captured In Bermuda Sky

While five planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – have been visible in the night sky from left to right throughout June, the moon joined the planets for a special display on June 24, with the sight captured in Bermuda. A Space.com story said, “The rare sight of five bright planets lining up with the moon wowed skywatchers... Read more of this article

Phytoplankton In Mid-Atlantic Visible From Space

Phytoplankton In Mid-Atlantic Visible From Space

Phytoplankton in the ocean “can blossom to scales that are visible from space for days to weeks” which occurred last month, with a patch in Mid-Atlantic visible from space last month. The NASA Earth Observatory website said, “Phytoplankton grow constantly and just about anywhere there are open, sunlit patches of ocean. When conditions... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda Mentioned In Ax-1 Space Launch

Video: Bermuda Mentioned In Ax-1 Space Launch

The Axiom Mission crew — the first all-private astronaut team ever to fly aboard the International Space Station — returned to Earth yesterday [April 25], 17 days after a launch that saw Bermuda receive a mention as the island’s tracking station was involved. The Axiom Space website said, “The Axiom Mission 1 [Ax-1] crew and the... Read more of this article

Photos: Governor Consul, Students Visit Station

Photos: Governor Consul, Students Visit Station

Earlier this afternoon [Feb 19], the Governor Rena Lalgie, US Consul General Karen Grissette and a group of students visited NASA’s Bermuda Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island to view the launch of an Antares Rocket from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.Government House posted the photos online below, and said, “Earlier this afternoon,... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Another World In Space

Wallpaper Wednesday: Another World In Space

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series features the phrase ‘Bermuda Is Another World’ – made famous in the song by the legendary Hubert Smith — with an astronaut space theme, in a nod to our recent mention in the NASA SpaceX launch.The design is also available below in two versions as Facebook profile... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Bermuda Ground Station Has The Signals’

Video: ‘Bermuda Ground Station Has The Signals’

Bermuda’s NASA tracking station played a role in the recent SpaceX launch, with the island briefly mentioned during the live coverage, with the broadcast stating that “the Bermuda ground station has the signals.” A statement from NASA said, “NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts are in orbit following their launch to the International... Read more of this article

US Consul & Deputy Premier Observe Launch

US Consul & Deputy Premier Observe Launch

On August 10, U.S. Consul General Karen Grissette and Deputy Premier Walter Roban visited the NASA Tracking Station on Cooper’s Island to observe launch operations of an Antares rocket and Cygnus spacecraft as it passed over Bermuda.“At 7:01 p.m. [AST], the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia launched a Northrop Grumman Antares rocket carrying... Read more of this article

Space Camp For Middle School Students

Space Camp For Middle School Students

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Department of Energy is inviting “public middle school students to apply for this year’s Challenger Alaska to Bermuda Virtual Space Camp, offered free of charge.” A Government spokesperson said, “This camp is continued in partnership with the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska, with whom the... Read more of this article

Virtual Tour NASA & Learn About Living In Space

Virtual Tour NASA & Learn About Living In Space

NASA and the Department of Energy are inviting middle and high school students and teachers to virtually tour NASA and learn about living in space. The Government posted the graphic below online, saying, “NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Energy invites all local middle and high school students and teachers... Read more of this article

NASA Launch To Be Visible From Bermuda

NASA Launch To Be Visible From Bermuda

A NASA rocket launch scheduled for May 7 may be visible from Bermuda, with two vapor clouds also expected to form north of the island. Additionally, specialized cameras based in Bermuda will help to analyze the vapor clouds and their interactions as part of an experiment. The NASA website said, “A mission to explore energy transport in space using... Read more of this article

Acting U.S. Consul Visits NASA Tracking Station

Acting U.S. Consul Visits NASA Tracking Station

Acting U.S. Consul General Alan Purcell visited the NASA Tracking Station in Bermuda in advance of Saturday’s [Feb 20] scheduled rocket launch from the NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. This will be Northrop Grumman’s 15th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International... Read more of this article

‘Cold Moon’: The Last Full Moon Of 2020

‘Cold Moon’: The Last Full Moon Of 2020

The last full moon of 2020 lit up the night sky last night [Dec 29] – known as the ‘Cold Moon,’ it peaked just before sunset. The Farmer’s Almanac website said, “The Moon names we use in The Old Farmer’s Almanac come from Native American, Colonial American, or other traditional sources passed down through generations.... Read more of this article