UKube-1, Scotland's first satellite, built by Clyde Space and launched onboard a Soyuz rocket July 8th. Track it here. Cubesats are not very big. You could haul this one around in a grocery bag.
Morton travel to Dunfermine. The Pars are in second place a point behind Forfar. Morton are fourth behind Ayr. Forfar and Ayr could be the ones who get promoted in the end, you never know.
On Thursday Celtic hosted Astra Giurgiu and beat them 2 - 1 in Europa League action.
The League of Ireland title race wrapped up yesterday, Dundalk winning it. Add that to the League of Ireland Cup they won on September 19th. Our guys UCD AFC finished 11th and must meet Galway FC in a promotion/relegation playoff. The FAI Cup final goes next weekend between Derry City and St Patrick's.
[Morton win 1 - 2. Goals by O'Ware and McManus. A big win. Morton are in third place, four points out of first.]
Today is the second round of the Scottish Junior Cup. We are watching:
Pollok [4 - 0] Whitletts Victoria
Banks O'Dee [0 - 6] Auchinleck Talbot
Livingston United [1 - 5] Shotts Bon Accord
Haddington Athletic [0 - 3] Linlithgow Rose
Clydebank [7 - 0] Lossiemouth United
Greenock [0 - 4] Newtongrange Star
Largs Thistle [3 - 1] Sauchie
Rosyth [1 - 3] Hurlford United
Port Glasgow [6 - 0] Ballingry Rovers
Clyde FC is debt free. They nearly bankrupted themselves trying to reach the Premier League a decade ago. Now perhaps the three-time Scottish Cup winners can start to move up the pyramid from League Two.
Grulla Morioka try their typhoon-postponed match at Ryukyu again today. [1 - 1]
Helen Sharman was the first Brit in space, spending a week onboard the Mir space station in May 1991. Meanwhile in the Nineties British cartoonist Philip Bond drew Kill Your Boyfriend and lots of Tank Girl. Via Apollo Kids Live.
The Canadian Space Agency provides this graphic of the International Space Station as it might appear if it were the broadcast gondola overhanging five newly-Zambonied hockey rinks. Canada currently employs two astronauts, neither of whom is scheduled to be on board the ISS before 2020, and we have no rockets or capsules of our own to get them there. But, look, hockey.
The Japanese Moon probe Kaguya records the Earth as it rises above the lunar north pole. The crater Plaskett was named after Canadian astronomer J.S. Plaskett, who worked at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa from its construction in 1903, and then at the other Dominion Observatory in Victoria after 1917. The Japanese spacecraft Kaguya is named after Kaguya-hime, the moon maiden of folklore. She has a movie out this year.
The constellation Orion in Abd al-Rahmân al-Sûfî, Suwar al-kawâkib al-thâbita (Book of the Fixed Stars), manuscript Arabe 2489 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France. (Source. Via. Links to other copies.)