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Tag: Nasa

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist
If you are the sort of geek that likes space travel, you have to be enamored by the manned missions to the moon in the 60’s and 70’s. Of all the missions slated to put astronauts…

NASA Makes Little Old Lady Pee Her Pants Over Sliver of Moon Rock. Really?

NASA Makes Little Old Lady Pee Her Pants Over Sliver of Moon Rock. Really?
Apparently, a 73-year-old woman named Joann Davis has had a tiny sliver of rock from the moon smaller than a grain of rice since 1987 when her husband died. Davis claims the tiny piece of moon…
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NASA Offers Space Ringtones for Free

NASA Offers Space Ringtones for Free
If you are a space geek that uses an iPhone or an Android device, and are into space and space exploration, NASA has rounded up a bunch of sounds for you. The sounds are offered in…

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk
We all think we can win the lottery even though the odds against us are in the millions to one range. NASA has a massive satellite the size of a bus set to come blazing back…

NASA Grabs Amazing Moon Landing Site Pics

NASA Grabs Amazing Moon Landing Site Pics
I bet that we have all heard the conspiracy theorists that claim we never actually went to the moon. These folks think that the entire Apollo program was filmed on a movie set. Perhaps to help…

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space

Robonaut 2 Tweets from Space
Well, it took a few months, but now it looks like NASA’s Robonaut 2 is finally tweeting from space. We knew that it had arrived on the ISS a few months ago, and now it looks…

NASA Probe Finds New Evidence of Water on Mars, Johnny Cab Nowhere to be Found

NASA Probe Finds New Evidence of Water on Mars, Johnny Cab Nowhere to be Found
Mars is the planet that will likely be the first planet outside of Earth that humans will set foot on. One of the things that NASA is looking for on the planet are signs of water…

Three Lego Minifigs on a Mission to Jupiter

Three Lego Minifigs on a Mission to Jupiter
Okay, so they’re not really going to another planet for a mission. But in the pretend world that most young boys and girls make up while they’re playing with their minifigs, these three special LEGO dudes…

Four-foot Chunk of Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Dried Texas Lake

Four-foot Chunk of Space Shuttle Columbia Found in Dried Texas Lake
Back in 2003, tragedy stuck in the skies over some small sleepy towns in East Texas when the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded and disintegrated in the skies over the area. This is something that I will…

Space Shuttle Expedition LEGO Set: A Fond Farewell to Atlantis

Space Shuttle Expedition LEGO Set: A Fond Farewell to Atlantis
With the Space Shuttle Atlantis having landed safely from its final mission, you can continue the Space Shuttle era at home thanks to the LEGO Space Shuttle Expedition Set. The large set of LEGO bricks has…

Modified Atlas V Rocket Could Someday Shoot Astronauts into Space

Modified Atlas V Rocket Could Someday Shoot Astronauts into Space
If you follow space related news, you know that the shuttle fleet has been officially retired and for most of the coming years American astronauts will hitch a ride on Russian spacecraft to get to the…

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)

Dawn Spacecraft in Orbit around Vesta Asteroid, Bruce Willis Not Involved (Yet)
I really like NASA and space travel. I sincerely wish that Obama and others in Washington had left NASA with the money to actually send humans to continue to do some of the adventuring. NASA announced…

NASA Shoots Pics of “Unprecedented” Explosion in Draco Constellation

NASA Shoots Pics of “Unprecedented” Explosion in Draco Constellation
I suspect if we had our trusty Hubble telescope aimed in the direction of Alderaan when the Death Star set its example, the pics might have looked like this. NASA has discovered what it called an…

Robonaut 2 Finally Gets Unpacked

Robonaut 2 Finally Gets Unpacked
I have talked about our robotic pal from NASA and GM Robonaut 2 or R2 a few times. The last we spoke of R2 NASA and GM were talking up the bots dainty hands as the…

NASA Studying Ground Laser for Orbital Clean Up

NASA Studying Ground Laser for Orbital Clean Up
NASA is tired of all that space junk that’s orbiting our planet. The myriad of broken satellites and other junk orbiting poses a hazard to functioning satellites that are in orbit. A tiny little chunk of…

Wings Askew: Why Does This Fly?

Wings Askew: Why Does This Fly?
Yep, this was a real plane that was created by NASA and it’s called the AD-1. It’s got these strange oblique wings that are turned 60-degrees across its fuselage. The main question is why was this…
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