Early bird gets the worm, or in this case, the eclipse.
Let's start with the facts, what is an eclipse? Well, there's different kinds of eclipses. The one we experienced this morning (June 10) was a solar eclipse. It was a partial solar eclipse, and according to Nasa that basically means -
Partial solar eclipse: This happens when the Sun, Moon and Earth are not exactly aligned...
The International Space Station, or ISS, has been floating around above the Earth since 1998, and this week is a particularly good time to look up and catch it as it flies over the Rockford area multiple times.
It hasn't happened since 1982, and the next one won't be until 2033. It's not just a "supermoon," it's a "supermoon eclipse." And, it's a fairly rare event. There have been just 5 supermoon eclipses since 1900 (1910, 1928, 1946, 1964, and 1982, if you must know)...
It started with Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass," then we got "All About That Baste" for Thanksgiving, now...it's NASA.
Now here's a line from a pop song you don't hear too often: "If you got boosters boosters, just raise 'em up/'Cause every spacecraft needs propulsion/From the bottom to the top...
On October 14, 2012, a lot of people watched as Felix Baumgartner stepped out of a specially made capsule that had been lifted by a balloon to a height of 128,000 feet.
Well, that record has been smashed.
Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, hit supersonic speeds as he fell from more than 25 miles (40 kilometers) above New Mexico, smashing the altitude record that A