Bid Adieu to Neil Armstrong

Bid Adieu to Neil Armstrong

I think the best way to bid adieu to Neil Armstrong (the first man on the moon) is to show this video of a brief report from ABC on the life and times of a space icon. It was only recently that I was blogging about what flags remained on the moon from the various Apollo missions. The one flag missing was from the Apollo 11 […] Read more »

Dream Chaser Space Taxi

Dream Chaser Space Taxi

So I’m all excited about space taxis, the Dream Chaser space taxi specifically. I have thoughts of catching one at some point. When I imagine space taxis, I think of Bruce Willis’ Fifth Element taxi cab. I know… he wasn’t flying in space, but it’s still the association I have. In July of this year I got to go to a public lecture by the NASA […] Read more »

The Curiosity Rover casts a shadow on Mars

Watching the Curiosity Landing

My mind has been filled with watching the Curiosity landing. I downloaded the NASA tv app for my iPad, set my alarm for 6 in the morning (I’m in Ireland) and watched with excitement as the events unfolded. This video from Russia Today really captures those moments beautifully. To hear “…the vehicle has started guided entry…” and “…we are decelerating…” and then the incredible, “Touchdown […] Read more »

Mars Rover Descent Video

Mars Rover Descent Video

Yay, Captain Kirk is back on deck! NASA has teamed up with good old Captain Kirk (William Shatner) to narrate the Mars Rover descent video. On a second video they have Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) from Star Trek Next Generation narrating. That covers off the various generations, I think. They have truly upped the ante on the Mars Mission publicity machine. The visuals are great and the soundtrack […] Read more »

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Long Lasting Moon Flags!

Wow, this is something else. Long lasting takes on a whole new meaning with the news that all but one Lunar Assembly Flag have survived 40+ years on the moon! Now that’s a quality product! So many products these days are built to not last… There were six landing sites. These Lunar Assembly Flags were especially designed for the job. The flags were a big deal. At […] Read more »