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Tag: Space

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell

NASA Says Checklist Jim Lovell Sold Was Not His to Sell
Back in December, we talked about the checklist that was put up for auction by Apollo 13 commander Jim Lovell. The checklist was the item that Lovell used to make calculations needed to get his spacecraft home after an explosion ended the trip to the moon.

Should SETI Start Searching for Alien Evidence on the Moon?

Should SETI Start Searching for Alien Evidence on the Moon?
This is just wild to me. I mentioned way back in August that SETI had raised the money needed to continue operating. Generally, they search the heavens for proof of an alien life by picking up radio signals.
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Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year
The Russian space program and satellite launching business is in serious jeopardy after a series of failed launches over the last 12 months. While we were all off getting ready for the Christmas holiday, a fifth failed launch occurred on December 23.

Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel

Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel
Somehow, I missed most of the hubbub over this mysterious ball that is said to have fallen from the sky and landed in Namibia. It looks rather like a canon ball. It seems that while the ball may have in fact fallen from space and crashed into the ground in Namibia, it’s not some alien orb waiting for its masters to show up and turn it on to destroy the world.

Lovejoy Comet Lives Through Brush with Sun’s Corona

Lovejoy Comet Lives Through Brush with Sun’s Corona
Comets are cool, both literally and figuratively. They are generally made of frozen gases and other stuff. I can remember years and years ago when a particularly bright one was in the sky, and looking at it each morning on the way to work.

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!
Those cats over at NASA come up with some wild ideas from time to time and one of their latest ideas may well be the strangest I have seen in a while. NASA has devised a plan to harpoon a comet as it streaks by.

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 on the moon, the one that famously didn’t make it was Apollo 13.

Alianoid Humidifiers: Steaming Mad Space Aliens

Alianoid Humidifiers: Steaming Mad Space Aliens
I don’t live in a dry climate, so I’ve rarely needed a humidifier, but if I did, I’d like one like this please. The Alianoid Humidifier was designed by Minwoo Lee and was inspired by alien robots from outer space.

Asteroid to Streak Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit

Asteroid to Streak Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit
NASA says that the Earth is in no danger, but an asteroid will come very close to Earth in the cosmic scale of things. The asteroid is called YU55 and it will streak by Earth closer than the moon’s orbit next week.

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 rock was given to her husband by Neil Armstrong in the 70’s when her spouse was an engineer at North American Rockwell.

DARPA’s Phoenix Assimilates Other Satellites

DARPA’s Phoenix Assimilates Other Satellites
DARPA has had some wild ideas, but any time I hear something from the agency that seems really improbable, I don’t discount them completely. Those cats at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have a way of making the improbable into reality.

Giant 54-Pound LEGO Battlestar Galactica Spaceship Taunts Cylons

Giant 54-Pound LEGO Battlestar Galactica Spaceship Taunts Cylons
I was a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica both when the original series aired when I was a kid and when the new series was on Syfy. I was pissed both times the show was cancelled.

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 into the atmosphere this week.

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 put these theories to rest once and for all, NASA has changed the orbit recently of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter or LRO to take some of the highest resolution images of the landing sites for the Apollo missions ever.

Domino’s Japan Wants to Build First Pizza Restaurant on the Moon: In Other News, I Want a Million Dollars.

Domino’s Japan Wants to Build First Pizza Restaurant on the Moon: In Other News, I Want a Million Dollars.
If the prophet Matt Groening is to be believed – and why the hell not –  in the future there will be an amusement park on the Moon. Also it will be ruled by the head of Al Gore.

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016
We have heard about space hotels before and so far, none of them have come to be. Back in 2009, we talked about one space hotel that was supposed to launch in 2012 but never got off the ground.
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