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Uncrewed #Antares Rocket Explodes Upon Launch

An Antares rocket, built by Orbital Sciences  – which has a proven track record of successful launches – was launching cargo up to the ISS when it exploded mere seconds into launch. Luckily, initial reports are that no-one was injured. Still, it must be a…
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Uncrewed #Antares Rocket Explodes Upon Launch

An Antares rocket, built by Orbital Sciences  – which has a proven track record of successful launches – was launching cargo up to the ISS when it exploded mere seconds into launch. Luckily, initial reports are that no-one was injured. Still, it must be a…
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Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula is an amazing place to explore! Here are my top ten reasons why it should be on any traveller’s “must visit” list of world destinations: 1. Natural History The whole area is limestone formed from ancient coral sealife – how cool…
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One Hundred Years of Progress

How do we measure progress? One hundred years ago today, on August 4, 1914, the Governor General of Canada received a telegram notifying him that Britain was at war with Germany, and therefore so were all its colonies and dominions. Over the next four…
How do we measure progress? One hundred years ago today, on August 4, 1914, the Governor General of Canada received a telegram notifying him that Britain was at war with Germany, and therefore so w...
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#IAC2014

IAC 2014 Plenary Session  on Commercial Space Flight Moderator Michael Lopez-Alegria  is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He says the.Ansari X-Prize marks the start of commercial spaceflight. Panel Introductions Mark Strangelo is…
IAC 2014 Plenary Session  on Commercial Space Flight Moderator Michael Lopez-Alegria  is the President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. He says the.Ansari X-Prize marks the start of commer...
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How close are we to setting up a colony on Mars? Find out in this third blog post in a series called "Making Space Happen".
How close are we to setting up a colony on Mars? Find out in the third blog post of an ongoing series reviewing the book “Making Space Happen: Private Space V
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A Tragic Week for Commercial Spaceflight #SpaceIsHard

A tragic week for Commercial Spaceflight has ended with the explosion of the Antares rocket and now Virgin Galactic's fatal disaster
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Gaspesie - Fall Colours @gaspesiejetaime

I just got back from a week in the Gaspésie region of Quebec. My lovely wife is from a village in the north so I have the good fortune of being an “adopted son” there. For those who may not know, Gaspésie is a large peninsula in Eastern Quebec jutting out…
I just got back from a week in the Gaspésie region of Quebec. My lovely wife is from a village in the north so I have the good fortune of being an "adopted son" there. For those who may not know, G...
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Exobiotanica: Flowers in Space

There’s a very cool art project called “Exobiotanica” that just launched a bonsai tree and a floral arrangement into space, and tracked and photographed the result. Set against the beautiful blue backdrop of our home planet, and the darkness of space, the…
There's a very cool art project called "Exobiotanica" that just launched a bonsai tree and a floral arrangement into space, and tracked and photographed the result. Set against the beautiful blue b...
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MAVEN and MOM on Mars

This week two spacecraft reached Mars. The first is a NASA craft that will study Mars’ upper atmosphere, and the second is from the Indian space agency and is called “Mangalyaan” or Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM). It was inserted in Mars orbit tonight. The…
This week two spacecraft reached Mars. The first is a NASA craft that will study Mars' upper atmosphere, and the second is from the Indian space agency and is called "Mangalyaan" or Mars Orbiter Mi...
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#IAC 2014 in Toronto: "The World Needs Space" Opening Ceremony

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) kicked off its 65th space congress this morning in downtown Toronto with a heartfelt, funny, musical show with lots of star power. Canadian Space Agency astronauts David St-Jacques and Jeremy Hansen were the…
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) kicked off its 65th space congress this morning in downtown Toronto with a heartfelt, funny, musical show with lots of star power. Canadian Space Agen...
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Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is an amazing year for you and that when you look back on 2013, you are pleased with what you see. While crawling the internet looking for news and information on space exploration, travel, and other topics I love, I’ve…
Happy New Year! I hope 2014 is an amazing year for you and that when you look back on 2013, you are pleased with what you see. While crawling the internet looking for news and information on space ...
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Owner and Chief Technical Officer of a software consulting company
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Software Architect, programmer, history student, entrepreneur, blogger
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    Chief Technical Officer, 2009 - present
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Onwards and Upwards
Introduction
I own a software consulting company in Ottawa, Canada. I am interested in internet and software programming, space exploration, aviation, history, travel, and scuba diving. I speak English, French, and a bit of Spanish. I blog at http://blog.nicholaskellett.com
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Ottawa, ON, Canada
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - London, United Kingdom - New York City, USA