Space & Beyond
Globe-Astronomy Keeping An Eye On Other Worlds

As always, OWC is keeping an eye on space exploration news, and let’s just say it’s been an exciting week. Not “hey, the aliens are here and they’ve ended all war and cured all disease!” exciting, but in the past week there has been a bunch of news that is sure to stimulate our imaginations….
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China Successfully Launches Lunar Rover China Successfully Launches Lunar Rover
With a name like Other World Computing, you can bet we’re incredibly interested in space exploration. That’s why we were so excited to read that China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft delivered a six-wheeled rover named Jade Rabbit to the moon on...

ARKYD Kicking For Science: The ARKYD Project
As you proabably already know, OWC has quite the affinity for advancements in both science and space. On May 29th, Planetary Resources launched their Kickstarter project “ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone”. A great project that involves a low...

Image credit: Astronomy Education Services/Gingin Observatory There Is Still A Chance To See Comet PANSTARRS
We’ve got a space alert for the star watchers among our readers. It isn’t often that a comet is visible to the naked eye, however, Comet PanSTARRS (not to be confused with Pawn Stars) is going to be visible...

Globeman-51 “Warp Drive” Not as Far-fetched as...
The trouble with interstellar travel is that (as one of the most notable authorities on the subject put it) “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely,...

Voyager_Patch After 35 Years of Travel, Voyager...
Thirty-five years ago this week, Voyager 1 was launched. Its mission—along with its sister craft, Voyager 2 (which, interestingly enough, was launched two weeks earlier)—was to explore the outer...

Globe-Astronomy Rare Astronomical Event Today!
Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a planet crossing the face of the Sun! To be more exact, Venus is making its extremely...

SpaceX_Dragon SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS
Wrapping up this week’s story, the SpaceX Dragon capsule finally docked with the International Space Station earlier today, making it the first privately-owned craft to dock at the station....

SpaceX to Make Second Attempt Tomorrow Morning SpaceX to Make Second Attempt Tomorrow...
In case you missed the news, SpaceX’s launch attempt for a rendezvous with the International Space Station had to be scrapped just before lift off on Saturday. According to...

spacex-f9 SpaceX to Attempt Docking with ISS.
Early tomorrow morning (4:55 EDT), SpaceX—the first private company to launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraft—is going to attempt another first: being the first private company to dock a...

procorner_lastshuttle OWC Pro Corner: The Last Shuttle...
Every day, creative professionals bring something unique and different into the world. A large—and growing—number of these use OWC products as part of their workflow. Over the last year...

(Credit: NASA/GSFC/DLR/Arizona State University) LROC Wide Angle Camera Captures The...
Okay, so we’re definitely space junkies that like to bring you the the word on cool, “out of this world” news outside of our atmosphere. The closest orb of...