There’s a lot going on.
First, the X-37B landed at Vandenberg AFB after a 674-day mission.
Next, the photos are starting to trickle in from Comet Siding Spring’s close encounter with Mars. This is my favorite one from Earth. Comet is in the lower left.
Looks like the Opportunity rover and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured some good images.
Nichelle Nichols, Uhura from Star Trek, talks about the Orion manned spacecraft in this video.
China is launching another probe to the Moon on Thursday.
Also on Thursday is a partial solar eclipse, visible for most of the U.S. (Warning: autoplay video)
And I’m still trying to wrap my brain around the notion that the MESSENGER spacecraft has found water ice near Mercury’s north pole.