Tag: Virgin Galactic

Private Space Exploration Updates

August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Private Space Exploration Updates

One little area of science and exploration I like to keep track of in the blog is commercial space flight. If common people are ever going to have an opportunity to travel to space, it will take private enterprise and risky financial ventures to get off the ground. Thankfully there are several companies around the […]

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Fall Rain is Better Than No Rain

October 25, 2012 0 Comments
Fall Rain is Better Than No Rain

It looks like we will set a new record for rainfall today in Wausau. The old record is 1.30 inches, set in 1899. As of earlier this morning we had already received a bit over an inch. With the rain last night and today, October will end up being the wettest month of the year […]

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Teaser Time

March 21, 2012 0 Comments
Teaser Time

I ran out of time for a full blog post today, so it is a short one. I spent a bit of time researching whether or not a “warm” March means that there will be a “hot” Summer ahead. The results are interesting and I will blog about it tomorrow. For today how about a […]

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Aurora Borealis Possibilites

March 8, 2012 0 Comments
Aurora Borealis Possibilites

In my little round-up of northern lights and space news yesterday I forgot to mention that it seems Virgin Galactic it taking its time testing its launch and flight capabilities. This article indicates that they will try their first rocket powered flight sometime later this year and that commercial operations could be as far as […]

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Private Space Exploration moving Forward

October 28, 2011 0 Comments
Private Space Exploration moving Forward

I don’t do regular space news updates anymore but there are a couple of trends I have followed in past years which I feel need follow-ups from time-to-time. One of these topics is private space flight. Let us get real for a minute. The U.S. is some ungodly trillions in debt (that is trillions with […]

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Northern Light Possibilities

September 7, 2011 0 Comments
Northern Light Possibilities

The weather continues to be perfect for this time of year which means clear skies over the next couple of nights, which would be great for viewing the northern lights…if they are on display. The sun let out a huge solar flare on Tuesday of this week which can sometimes lead to good northern lights. […]

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Follow-Up Time!

November 18, 2010 0 Comments
Follow-Up Time!

It is a follow-up Thursday here in the weather blog. Not too long ago I decided to stop doing space exploration updates. I love keeping an eye on the latest efforts, but I didn’t know how much it thrilled the blog reading audience, and no one commented on the decision so I figure it must […]

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More Storms in the Future?

October 26, 2010 0 Comments
More Storms in the Future?

The storm has arrived and so far (at the time of this writing), wind gusts have been as high as 44mph in Madison, 48 mph in Oshkosh, 52 mph in Mauston, and 47 mph in Wausau (at 9:19am). A few trees have been reported down in Marinette county Wisconsin and in a couple spots in […]

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Earthquake in the UP!

October 12, 2010 3 Comments
Earthquake in the UP!

Something interesting happened in our “neighborhood” recently, something that you don’t see too often – an earthquake (most likely). Perhaps some of you have already read about it. I commented about it on facebook the other day. At first, it was unknown what had caused the a large crack to form in the ground in […]

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Cars That Drive Themselves!

October 11, 2010 0 Comments
Cars That Drive Themselves!

No winner in the first snowfall contest yet (obviously!) and it doesn’t look like much chance of an inch or greater of snow for the next week to 10 days. We might have to wait until Halloween or even November before we find out who will win the prizes (hundreds of dollars in gift cards […]

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