Category Archives: Space

Little Green Men Bearing Fudge Ripple

Or little men in green coveralls. We report, you decide. The UFO “Truthers” were all het up about the mysterious destruction of a British wind turbine. There appears to be a much more mundane explanation. The UFO allegedly responsible for … Continue reading

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Silent Night

“God bless all of you, all of you on the good earth.” On December 24, 1968, American astronaut Frank Borman ended a live transmission from lunar orbit with those words. The crew, Borman, Jim Lovell and William Anders had each … Continue reading

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Launch

STS-126 is less than 20 minutes from launch. Video Launch blog UPDATE: Sorry, there is a long planned hold in the countdown. It will be a while before launch. Tweet

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To Boldly Go…..

….Heck, you know the rest. It seems that the Space Shuttle Endeavour has some new plumbing to deliver to the International Space Station. A new water recycling system that can turn “yesterday’s coffee into today’s coffee”. Yep, they going to … Continue reading

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Dealing With The World As It Is

It seems that NASA may have a bit of a problem on its hands. The planned retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2010 may be in jeopardy because of geopolitical problems beyond NASA’s control. Like a bit of aggression … Continue reading

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Ice, Ice, Baby

Untitled document NASA scientists believe they have proof of water ice on Mars. Scientists with the Phoenix Mars mission yesterday declared for certain that there is ice on the Red Planet, putting them an essential step closer to answering the … Continue reading

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Crossed In Space

Untitled document Legs crossed, actually. The only toilet on the International Space Station has stopped working. The international space station's lone toilet is broken, leaving the crew with almost nowhere to go. So Nasa may order an in-orbit plumbing service … Continue reading

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Mars 3-D

Untitled document Some stunning pseudo-3-d pictures of the surface of mars from the European Space Agency are featured over at the Daily Mail. The 3D photographs were taken by a high resolution stereo camera on board the European Space Agency's … Continue reading

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Endeavour Coming Home

Untitled document Space shuttle Endeavour has fired its main engines and is inbound for a landing at the Kennedy Space Center at 8:39 PM EDT. Space shuttle Endeavour has fired its engines, slowing it enough to drop out of orbit. … Continue reading

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Endeavour Lifts Off

Untitled document In a rare night launch, space shuttle Endeavour has lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center taking a Canadian-built robot and the first section of a Japanese science laboratory into space. The mission is planned to last an … Continue reading

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Jules Verne Finally Reaches Space

Untitled document Well, not the long-dead author himself, but the spacecraft named in his honor. The Europea-built robotic freight spacecraft roared into space from the launch facility in French Guiana early this morning. The craft is set to rendezvous with … Continue reading

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We Sent Men To The Moon

Untitled document The United States is the only nation on earth that has sent men to the moon. But in two years we will be reduced to paying the Russians to keep us in space, just as the International Space … Continue reading

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Avalanche!

Untitled document NASA scientists have captured images of actual, active avalanches – on Mars.  Pasadena, Calif. – A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Mars has taken the first ever image of active avalanches near the Red Planet's north pole. The … Continue reading

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Navy Destroys Satellite

Untitled document The USS Lake Erie launched a single, modified SM-3 missile late last night, hitting a disabled American satellite. The Navy says that they believe they scored a "pretty solid" direct hit on the satellite with the missile's kinetic … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse

Untitled document I just went outside to see the lunar eclipse. It is pretty impressive with the moon well up in the sky. Unfortunately, it is also well below zero outside right now where I live, so the viewing pleasure … Continue reading

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