My Ongoing Decatur and State Line Railway Research Project

A while ago I discovered a small section of abandoned railroad right near my home in Frankfort, IL which was going to be called the Decatur and State Line Railway. As its name implies, the railroad was to originate somewhere within Decaur, Illinois and travel northeast to meet up with one of the main Chicago […]

Falcon Heavy Launch Rescheduled for Today After Delays Due to Upper-Level Winds

All systems and weather are currently go ahead of tonight’s Falcon Heavy launch of Arabsat-6A from Pad 39A; launch window opens at 6:35 p.m. EDT, or 22:35 UTC → — SpaceX (@SpaceX) April 11, 2019 SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy is back on track for a launch at 22:35 UTC after being scrubbed yesterday due to […]

Israeli Moon Lander Fails to Land Safely on the Moon

Unfortunately earlier this afternoon, the Israeli spacecraft Beresheet which was funded and launched by the private company SpaceIL, failed to safely complete its mission of landing on the lunar surface. The crew reports during the descent stage as the final landing protocol was being carried out, the crew lost communication with the craft as its […]