The new Orbital Velocity

Welcome to the brand-new Orbital Velocity website! With this upgrade, there is more room to grow and to add more information. The next six months is going to be geared toward about two blog posts a week, plus a video. These new videos will be called Space Bytes: bite-sized chunks of information that gives you what you need to know about a particular topic.

The first series of Space Bytes will be on the topic of the visiting vehicles for the International Space Station. They will go with the Visiting Vehicle tab on the top of the website. The goal is to have a whole section of the website that gives the reader everything they need to know about each spacecraft that visits the ISS.

Additionally, production for the "History of the International Space Station" video series will continue to be worked on. Expect the first episodes later this year.

Please be sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Also, be sure to check out our Patreon page. While the information on this website will remain free for everybody, they do cost money to make.

Stay tuned for more information soon!


Derek Richardson

I am a space geek who loves to write about space.

My passion for space ignited when I watched space shuttle Discovery leap to space on October 29, 1998. Today, this fervor has accelerated toward orbit and shows no signs of slowing down. After dabbling in math and engineering courses in college, I soon realized that my true calling was communicating to others about space exploration and spreading that passion.

Currently, I am a senior at Washburn University studying Mass Media with an emphasis in contemporary journalism. In addition to running Orbital Velocity, I write for the Washburn Review and am the Managing Editor for SpaceFlight Insider.