Umm…Murder Hornets?

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! These Murder Hornets sound like science fiction but unfortunately are all too real! And likely headed to a place near you!

The Asian Giant Hornet, not-so-affectionately dubbed the Murder Hornet, is a really big hornet (in fact, the world’s largest!) that does not get along well with honeybees. Or beetles. Or really anything that it can eat. And these 2-3 inch hornets are moving around the world — though no one really knows how or why.

 

Though not as fast as dragonflies, these bad boys of the bug world aren’t slowpokes — they can fly as fast as 25 miles per hour. 

Luckily though, these hornets don’t seem to partially bother people (as long as you aren’t wearing a honeybee costume). And if you are stung, if you aren’t allergic to stings, you will probably be okay. Asian Giant Hornets are only really murderous when it comes to finding their next meal.

Until next time,

~ Max

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ISS Docking Simulator is SO COOL!!!!

Can you dock the Dragon?

 

Welcome back to my blog about balloons, rocket ships, airplanes, space travel, Star Wars, sci-fi, and everything about flying! Later this month they will be sending regular people to the International Space Station on SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. Well, rich regular people…  Before then you can learn to fly the Crew Dragon! On the SpaceX website they have this cool flight simulator in which you have controls on your left to manipulate the Crew Dragon’s translation: its movements forward, backward, up, down, and side to side. Then the controls on the right manipulate the vehicle’s pitching, yawing, and rolling.

You need patience, because the ship moves reallllll slowwww.

I wonder if you do well in the game, if they will make you a pilot in real life as in The Last Starfighter? I am hoping they hire me!

Try it yourself!

~Max

To find out more about me visit Salem House Press and buy my book on Amazon.com! Now available in paperback at your favorite booksellers. Ask for it by name!