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One Small Step for Man, One Giant Leap for the Merchant Marine
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano – As we celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of mankind’s first steps upon the lunar surface, many have focused their attention to the heavens, but a key...
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
NASA Satellite Shows ‘Ship Tracks’ Over Atlantic, Pacific Oceans
The above satellite image was captured on by a NASA satellite on January 16, 2018 and shows criss-crossing cloud bands caused by ships in the eastern Atlantic Ocean off Spain and Portugal. Although...
Monday, January 23, 2017
Photos: NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Sends First Images Back to Earth
NOAA’s next-generation weather satellite has sent its first images of Earth, well, back to Earth. NOAA released the photos on Monday. The agency said the GOES-16 satellite, the first spacecraft...
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Amazing Space Photos from America’s Favorite Astronaut (and Maritime Academy Grad)
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is returning to earth later today after spending an epic year in space aboard the International Space Station. Now you may not know this but Scott Kelly...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Watch: NASA Satellite Captures Record-Breaking Hurricane Form Over Eastern Pacific
At 8 a.m. EDT on October 23, 2015, the National Hurricane Center reported Patricia became the strongest eastern north pacific hurricane on record with sustained winds near 200 mph,...
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
NASA Satellites Capture Three Hurricanes Marching Across Pacific
NASA satellites this week captured images of three simultaneous hurricanes over the Pacific Over near Hawaii, the first time in recorded history that three Category 4 storms march across the...
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Ship Photo of the Day – Ships in Suez Canal Seen from Space
Today’s ship photo comes to us from NASA astronaut Scott Kelly who snapped this photo of ships in line through the Suez Canal from the International Space Station. Kelly is currently...
Thursday, June 18, 2015
NASA Tests New Oil Spill Detection Equipment During Live Drill Off Norway
Scientists from NASA joined in on Norway’s annual oil spill cleanup exercise in the North Sea this year to test out some new oil detection equipment that could significantly...
Monday, May 4, 2015
Ship of The Week – Space Ships – NASA’s (former) Space Rocket Booster Recovery Ship M/V Liberty Star
Photo courtesy NASA Note: This week’s interesting ships are reposted and updated from gCaptain’s archives. When one thinks of a NASA ship, it’s generally not the seagoing type that pops...
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Video: How The International Space Station Helped Rescue a Mariner In Distress
Since 2010, the International Space Station has been equipped with a space-based Vessel ID System receiver that allows it to track ships at sea by way of a ship's Automatic Identification System (AIS) signal.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Scientists Tracking One of World’s Largest Known Icebergs
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON, April 23 (Reuters) – Scientists are monitoring an iceberg roughly six times the size of Manhattan – one of the largest now in existence – that...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Ship Photos Of The Day – Recovery Test of NASA’s Orion Spacecraft
The U.S. Navy on Thursday took part in the first recovery test of the NASA Orion spacecraft at Naval Station Norfolk as part of a partnership to develop procedures to recover the Orion capsule and crew after splashdown.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ship Photos of The Day – Fishing for the SpaceX Dragon
On Tuesday, SpaceX’s Dragon capsule detached from the International Space Station at 3:56am PT and splashed down safely almost 6 hours later about 200 miles off the coast of southern...
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