Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of Space!
Not surprisingly, we had folks talking about Space X making history by being the first private company to launch a mission to the International Space Station. Read the take over at Dear Astronomer:
Image Caption: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket soared into space from Space Launch Complex-40 on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, carrying the Dragon capsule to orbit at 3:44 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
Image Credit: NASA/Alan Ault
Centauri Dreams also talks about the Space X mission, but then covers an intriguing paper about a 'beamed core' antimatter rocket.
Amy Shira Teitel's blog has a great post on a secret plan by NASA to keep up with the Soviets in the 1960s.
The new fuel that was thrown on the "Planet X" fire by an astronomer at a recent meeting is discussed by Ian O'Neill over at Discovery News.
If you want to learn how to make a pinhole camera (that is, a safe way) to watch the Venus transit coming up next week, take a look at the post at The Venus Transit blog.
AstroWoW has a very nice discussion ...