I am about 90% through Andy Weir's The Martian book, and I gotta say, this is one fantastic read.

Written in large part as log entries by an astronaut named Mark Watney, it is different enough from the average SF (Sci-Fi) work in that regard alone, but then Andy includes …

Sat up last night to watch another great launch from the crew over at SpaceX. This time they used the Falcon 9 rocket to launch a pair of satellites (ABS 3A and Eutelsat 115 West B) into their initial orbits. From there, the satellites will maneuver themselves into their final …