Category Archives: Space

Posts about space, space travel, and the people, government agencies, private companies, and individuals who are involved in this.

Dennis Tito (Remember Him?) Planning Trip to Mars in 2018?

According to, 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

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In Memory: Neil Alden Armstrong (1930-2012)

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

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In Memory: Sally Kristen Ride (1951-2012)

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

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SpaceX Dragon Capsule Headed for ISS Saturday Morning!

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

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Not Such a Stretch to Reach the Stars

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

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Was Einstein Wrong — Part 2

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 site. I skimmed … Continue reading

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Breaking: Was Einstein Wrong?

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

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July 20, 1969….

“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?

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The Milky Way as You’ve Never Seen It Before

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.

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The History of Flight (I wish)

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>

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