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MY SKY Images from Our Members

In Orion's Shadow

A starry night under Orion's watchful gaze. (N.Ireland UK)

Weather Balloon Through Telescope

A picture of a high altitude atmospheric balloon through my telescope.

Mars on June 6, 2016

An image of Mars I captured with my backyard telescope in June 2016.

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MY STORY Stories From Our Members

Walt Disney started my interest in Space at the age of eleven

by Robert Jones

November 16, 2016

In 1950, at the age of eleven, Walt Disney's movie "Destination Moon" started my interest in space. Later, as a White Sands Proving Grounds Co-op New Mexico A&M physics major, my interest was further peaked upon seeing Russia's sputnik go overhead every 90 minutes. It was during my first work phase at WSPG my high school typing skills had me typing a hand written paper on the possibility of launching a basketball sized satellite using a Army ballistic missile. When I asked why they had not returned the paper to me for corrections and finalization, I was told it had ... more »

Earth Rise Over The Moon

by Ken Heinrich

November 16, 2016

From the first time I watched a rocket blast of for a space mission I was very interested in space exploration. Then when Apollo 8 pictures of the Earth Rise over the Moon came back I was hooked and in love with Space.

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A V2 Rocket

by Richard McConnell

November 16, 2016

My family was living in Ruislip, west London, in late September, 1944 during World War II. I was aged 2 1/2 years old. We had just moved into a house there which had been unoccupied for two years, and the large garden was heavily overgrown. My elder brother John and I were playing there on an old 'swing' one morning, when there was a huge bang. My brother and I rushed into the house to tell our mother that "something nearly hit us". She came out and looked but could see nothing special, but a short time later an army ... more »

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