Orbital Velocity Space Bytes

In addition to blog posts and original content about the various vehicles that visit the International Space Station, throughout the next few months, Orbital Velocity will be creating small 1- to 5-minute long videos about various topics – called Space Bytes.

In this case, the Russian Soyuz crew capsule is discussed. The video can be found on this blog post, our YouTube channel, as well as the Soyuz page in the menu at the top of the page.

In the next couple of weeks, expect a video about the Progress and Cygnus cargo ships.


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.