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Tag: Space

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit
I was pretty disappointed that when NASA’s space shuttle program (STS) was shut down, they didn’t have a replacement ready to go. The replacement was actually canceled last October due to budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, check out this ingenious way to get into space, using a balloon instead of a rocket, so going into space won’t be as rough as you first imagined.

SETI Raises Enough Loot to Keep Searching for E.T.

SETI Raises Enough Loot to Keep Searching for E.T.
If you follow space exploration, you probably know about the long running SETI project that uses the Allen Telescope Array to search the skies for radio signals from distant planets. Back in April, the government cut the funding for SETI out and the project went offline for the first time.
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Drought Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Pee for Drinking Water

Drought Stricken Texas Town to Recycle Pee for Drinking Water
You might think its hot where you are. However, you don’t know hot until you visit Texas in the summer. We are going on 40 consecutive days of temperatures in the 104-107°F range in many areas, and on top of the heat, we are having our annual drought and it is one of the worst ever.

First Pilots of Boeing CST-100 Space Capsule Won’t Be from NASA

First Pilots of Boeing CST-100 Space Capsule Won’t Be from NASA
I’m not sure why I had assumed that if the CST-100 gets the funding it needs to become the replacement for the retired Space Shuttle fleet it would be piloted by NASA astronauts. I guess I assumed that all astronauts would need to be NASA trained, but that isn’t the case.

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 that could be used for astronauts to drink and other things.

Is the Moon Really Two Moons?

Is the Moon Really Two Moons?
The side of the moon that we can see here on Earth looks mostly smooth even if it is covered with a bunch of craters from impacts over the millennia. Often we call the side of the moon we see the “light side,” but more correctly it would be called the “near side.”

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 never forget since I live in the area where much of the debris was found.

China Ready to Launch First Part of ISS Knockoff Tiangong This Year

China Ready to Launch First Part of ISS Knockoff Tiangong This Year
China is getting its own space station ready, since much of the rest of the world is participating on the ISS. The Chinese space station is called the Tiangong, which apparently means “heavenly place.” The Chinese space station will be much, much smaller than the ISS.

Poop… in… Spaaaaaace…

Poop… in… Spaaaaaace…
One of the things that my childhood mind always wanted to know was how you go to the bathroom in outer space. Not to be rude or anything, but it always really sucked when you were dropping one off and accidentally pinched it off too early.

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 1,230 pieces and stands 17.5 inches in height and 10 inches in width.

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 International Space Station.

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 over the weekend that after four years and 117 million miles the unmanned spacecraft Dawn has entered orbit around the Vesta asteroid in our asteroid belt.

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Launch Site for Gigantic Falcon Heavy Rocket

SpaceX Breaks Ground on Launch Site for Gigantic Falcon Heavy Rocket
I wasn’t around during the Apollo days when those massive rockets were shooting men into space on their journey to the moon. The space shuttles are all I have ever known as far as space travel goes.

Asteroid Came Really Close to Earth (and Most of Us Had No Clue)

Asteroid Came Really Close to Earth (and Most of Us Had No Clue)
We have probably all heard the clamoring by people over the years that we need to have a better warning system in place to warn us of asteroids that are on a path to collide with the Earth.

$10,000+ Space Invaders Watch: Drop Down, Reverse Direction and Empty Bank Account!

$10,000+ Space Invaders Watch: Drop Down, Reverse Direction and Empty Bank Account!
This wouldn’t be the first Space Invaders watch I’ve featured on the site. It’s not even the first rare Space Invaders watch. But it is – for sure – the first one to cost $10,000. Actually, the guys over at Perpetuelle are just guessing at that price.

268 Megapixel OmegaCAM Image Sensor Makes Your DSLR Look Like a Wimp

268 Megapixel OmegaCAM Image Sensor Makes Your DSLR Look Like a Wimp
If you have a DSLR camera with 15 or 16 megapixels, you might feel like you have the resolution to shoot just about anything. What you don’t have the resolution for is shooting truly epic shots of the nighttime sky.
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