Category Archives: Space
According to SpaceREF.com, American investment manager Dennis Tito (who caused a huge kerfluffle at NASA in 2001 when he paid the Russian Federal Space Agency to fly him to the International Space Station as a tourist) has now announced that … Continue reading
Over forty years ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. I watched; my mother got me up from bed rightly believing that this was something I should remember. Neil Armstrong was one of the quietest … Continue reading
Dr. Sally Ride — astronaut, scientist, and teacher — was one of my heroes, as she was for many women of my age/generation. Dr. Ride died yesterday, at 61 years of age, of pancreatic cancer. I posted the following on … Continue reading
About damn time! :-) In case this wasn’t abundantly clear, I have been SO WAITING for SpaceX to get this show on the road, and I’m SO HAPPY that they’re at this point. I do not blame them for taking … Continue reading
There’s a wonderful story in today’s New York Times about a symposium held as part of the DARPA 100-Year Starship Study. The meeting took place for a few days at the end of September and beginning of October, and consisted … Continue reading
The researchers at the OPERA project, which conducted the experiment that showed neutrinos exceeding the speed of light, have posted a PDF of their paper. You can download it for free from the Cornell University Library’s Arxiv.org site. I skimmed … Continue reading
Put down your drink. Remove any cats or children from your lap. Take a big breath. Today researchers at the CERN physics laboratory announced that a three year study has shown “with a high level of confidence” that neutrinos can … Continue reading
“One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Today is the 42nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It’s been over 39 years since we last landed on the moon now. :( Why did we stop?
Who’d have thought the Daily Mail, of all news sites, would post something like this front and center? Alex Cherney is one amazing photographer.
The Abstruse Goose, an excellent web comic, illustrates exactly how I am feeling today, as the last space shuttle mission takes off for the ISS. <sigh>