Showing posts with label Space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Space. Show all posts

Friday, August 31, 2018

The Right Stuff

I recently finished Scott Kelly's Endurance. He credits Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff as being his inspiration for becoming an astronaut. I've seem the movie, but not read the book - so it's on my liast. You can get the Kindle version of The Right Stuff for $5 today.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Falcon Heavy

I came across a good video of the Falcon Heavy launch (via Ace of Spades), so I'm posting it so I can find it again easily. (As a reminder, some number of my posts are created b/c I have CRS (Can't Remember Stuff) Syndrome.

The engineers are just showing off around the 30 min mark when the two boosters land.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Satellites

I learned about SatNOGS via the HamRadio 360 Hamvention Day 1 Review. SatNOGS is:
"a global management interface to facilitate multiple ground station operations remotely. An observer is able to take advantage of the full network of SatNOGS ground stations around the world. It's part of the SatNOGS project."
And speaking of satellites, this is a cool visualization of stuff in space (via @InfoSec208).

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Hams in Space

(You have to read the title of this post like the intro of this video.)

True, they spent the big bucks and are sending a TYT MD-380.


Monday, June 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Martian

All my "for fun" reading has been set in space recently... I finished The Martian by Andy Weir not too long ago.

Apparently some people need to read the book to understand how difficult it would be to live on Mars.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

More Space News

First, there is this:


And also pictures from the probe that landed (bounced) on the comet.

Space News

First, all your base is belong to us:



Via Dustbury

Second, Europe borrows the plot from a movie I love to hate and lands a probe on a comet.

Lastly, Google buys an old NASA space hanger. These seems like a necessary step in the plan for Skynet.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Thursday, December 20, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond!

The latest space suit from NASA. It should look familiar to Toy Story fans.



Via The Blaze

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Down the Rabbit Hole

A comment on a story on Slashdot about Chinese rockets led me to the Fermi Paradox and a short story, The Fermi Paradox Is Our Business Model. A fun, little read - free on-line or a buck via Amazon on your Kindle.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Space Shuttle

I've seen this movie. It stars Bruce Willis. Yippie Ki-yay!


Expensive. Bureaucratic. Even so, I can't help but romanticise NASA and the space prgram. Sixty cool pictures of the space shuttle's history here.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Zombie Returns to Life!

Via Slashdot.org...

A zombie satellite has been brought back to life. I've always been amazed by what we can do in space. Is the Mars Rover still going?

From Brick O'Lore