Another Company Plans to Mine Asteroids…by 2016
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on January 23, 2013 under News, Science, Space
Last year a company backed by James Cameron and Google launched with ambitions to create a space mining industry. That was Planetary Resources, and now a new commercial company called Deep Space Industries wants to do the same thing. Their idea is ambitious, they plan to launch "FireFly" scouts in 2015 to asteroids to find the prime ones for mining... more.
Cosmos Has Finally Begun Filming
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on January 16, 2013 under News, Science, Space
If you listened to our last Podcast, you'd know how excited Jason and I are about Neil deGrasse Tyson doing a modern update of Carl Sagan's classic series Cosmos. The new series is being overseen by Seth MacFarlane and the evil Brannon Braga, but we won't hold that against it. It's not like Braga is creating a s... more.
NASA Goes to Infinity (and Beyond!)
1 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on December 20, 2012 under Pics, Science, Space
If you pay attention to space stuff, you'd probably remember that NASA has been testing potential new space suits out in the desert for a while now. It looks like they've narrowed it down to a new prototype called the Z-1 that's meant for deep space missions. You think the Buzz Lightyear color scheme is intentional?... more.
6 Technologies From Blade Runner That We’ve Already Surpassed
1 CommentsPosted by Jason Peffley on November 12, 2012 under Featured, Lists, Science, Tech
In 1982 Ridley Scott captured our hearts when he transformed Philip K. Dick's short novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" into a motion picture masterpiece. Sadly, Blade Runner was sort of like Firefly when it comes to fan momentum. In theaters the movie didn't do well at all. But 30 years later the film is at the top of many Sci... more.
We’re Going Back to the Moon!
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on November 9, 2012 under News, Science, Space
It's been far too long since we've had some real good NASA news. Curiosity was exciting, but we want to see people on the Moon and beyond. And now it looks like we may finally be returning to the Moon with a manned mission, and establishing a Moon Base on the far side. Space.com has an interview up with space policy ex... more.
- GI Joe Becomes Real: Navy Installing Frickin Lasers on Ships in 2 Years 0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on October 24, 2012 under News, Science
Space Shuttle Endeavour Laid to Rest
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on October 15, 2012 under News, Science, Space
After Enterprise was placed in New York, Discovery in the Smithsonian, and Atlantis remained home at Kennedy; Endeavour has finally reached its final resting place. NASA flew it all over California last month, but it's been sitting at LAX until they were able to cut down enough trees so they could slowly drive it down the streets to get to the California Science Center. And it was a very slow driv... more.
Endeavor – To Infinity!
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 25, 2012 under Pics, Science, Space
Last Friday, the Space Shuttle Endeavor landed for the final time at the Los Angeles International Airport. Its four-hour flight over the state of California delivered some awesome pictures, but there were more than 1,000 people camped out at LAX to capture its final landing. One person near the airport caught this image of the 747 and shuttle as it was coming in for a landing, right behind a perf... more.
The Space Shuttle’s Final Flight
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 21, 2012 under News, Science, Space
After wowing people over Washington D.C. and New York City with Enterprise and Discovery, the Endeavor will be making its final flight ever over California in just a couple of hours. Endeavor flew from Houston to Edwards Air Force Base yesterday after noon, and in just a couple of hours from now, the 747 carrying the orbiter will lift off and head to LAX where the Shuttle will sit until it's drive... more.
The Cost of Terraforming Mars
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on September 12, 2012 under Pics, Science, Space
One of my favorite scifi book series is Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars trilogy. The three main books (Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars) detail the terraforming of the planet over generations. He followed those up with a book of stories titled The Martians that continue the threads from the families involved in the first three books. Now NASA, National Geographic, and the Discovery Channel have put out... more.