SpaceX has teased a photo of the full spacesuit and, of course, it looks cool.
I have discussed my adventure trip to Kentucky to see this year’s eclipse. Here are two videos of the event I found interesting…
First, a video from on of my favorite Youtube channels, Veritasium.
Secondly, a video from another favorite channel, Smarter Every Day. Note, they worked the math out to do this
Composited by Sean Doran from images taken by NASA’s Juno probe.
Leland D. Melvin has had a heck of a life, so far.
As chairman of The Planetary Society, Mr. Nye has sent this open message to the President.
So the numbers are in, and NASA seems to have escaped the worst of the cuts. However, The Asteroid Redirect Mission is canceled, and predictably and sadly, Earth Science funding was cut about 13%. Several earth observation missions were also cut. The new budget also eliminates NASA’s office of education who has helped teachers all over the world, and gave NRHS two $5,000 grants some years ago. All of this, to me, seems short sighted. As the earth goes through climate change we will be missing valuable information that could save lives and money.
Well, here is the article on Space X’s announcement. As I have mentioned in class, the odds of this happening next year seem remote, but it is possible. And I tend to believe Musk and his team can do it.
Update: Video from CBS News
From the launch pad that sent our astronauts to the moon.
And landed the booster as well.
At least if he/she is riding on Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. I can’t wait to see Space X’s new spacesuits.
And another American hero leaves. The last man to set foot on the Moon. We have now lost the first and last of these men. There are now only six men left alive who have walked on another celestial object, all of them now in their 80’s. Why do these pioneers of the future feel like relics from the past? Why do we not go back to the Moon, and on to Mars? Where are the new heroes?
I sure will miss them.
And another American hero passes. Just a really, really good man.
86 and visiting the South Pole. Amazing man. Hope he recovers soon.
Update: Aldrin is in a Christchurch, N.Z. hospital, doing well. He tweeted pictures to show he did, in fact, make it to the South Pole.
Why is it not being built here!?! Hopefully someday we will invest more into fusion research.
Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France’s revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor
More on the Em Drive
NASA’s Physics-Defying EM Drive Passes Peer Review
Aliens? The “megastructure” hypothesis still lives.
Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential “Alien Superstructure”
Today in EPS we spoke about entropy and the second law of thermodynamics. What if gravity was a function of entropy? this is pretty deep stuff, but interesting…
This piece references so much good stuff. I’m a huge fan of Babylon 5, and I was into Gerard K. O’Neil’s ideas when he first proposed them. Jeff Bezos may be an awful boss, but he’s right on the money with his space ideas.
I think the rash of NASA and space related films the last few years may come from a longing in this country for a time when, as a nation, we had higher priorities. The American Space program was, in my opinion, one of our country’s finest moments, and I’m thrilled we are finally getting around to telling stories like this.”Hidden Figures” tells the story of three African American mathematicians and scientists who worked in the space program. And particularly the story of Katherine Johnson the physicist who calculated flight trajectories for the Mercury program. I love stories of people who helped build something greater than themselves.
Our Sun will come to the end of it’s current life as a main sequence star in 4 to 5 billion years, but its effect on Earth will begin to change sooner.
Astronaut Michael Collins, still with us at 85, was the third member of the Apollo 11 crew.
Michael Collins on Wikipedia
It is free to download and play.
A possibly habitable planet in the next solar system? This is an alien planet we could reach and explore.
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