Tag Archives: Orbit

Somebody’s just started quite a journey.

…No, not me. But a plucky mannequin, inevitably called Spaceman, has just left the Cape aboard a red, electric Tesla roadster car, bound for an orbit around the Sun and a close encounter with Mars. I’m talking about the payload of  SpaceX’s … Continue reading

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London’s Olympic Park, today. (Part I)

In the summer of two years ago, blessed by an unusually warm weather, London hosted its first Olympics since the sombre affair that took place in 1948. I didn’t follow them much, being hard at work as I was, but … Continue reading

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