Tag Archives: International Space Station

ISS and the Search for SpaceX Crew Dragon

I've always enjoyed photographing the night sky. Because space is a near and dear topic for us at OWC and the Rocket Yard blog, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to try and shoot the SpaceX Crew Dragon as it...

International space station

Solar Power: From Dream to Reality

Perhaps the best thing about getting older is that you have the opportunity to watch dreams turn into reality. Solar power from photovoltaic cells was just an expensive, impossible dream back in 1970 when I was an 8th-grade student at East Junior High in Aurora, Colorado, celebrating the first-ever Earth Day. In this article, I’ll talk about the roots of solar power, the first practical uses on spacecraft, and how companies and individuals are now taking advantage of the sun to produce clean, inexhaustible energy.