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.
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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.
Curiosity Opens Its Eyes
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on August 28, 2012 under Pics, Science, Space
Yesterday, NASA switched on Curiosity's telephoto lens and look what we got. This amazing color image is right of the base of the three-mile high mountain that Curiosity finds itself at. Now that the good camera is on, the stuff we're going to get back will be incredible. ... more.
See Curiosity Land on Mars in HD 1080p Video
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on August 24, 2012 under News, Science, Space
Back when Curiosity landed on Mars, NASA released a low-resolution video made up of stills from the MARDI descent imager and promised a high-resolution version would come later. Now it has and it's amazing. NASA released a 720p version of the video, but a youtube user took the original 1600x1200 stills and put together his own 1080p version of the video that is absolutely awe-inspiriing. You ca... more.
NASA Honors Ray Bradbury…on Mars
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on August 23, 2012 under News, Science, Space
Yesterday was a big day for Curiosity; as NASA finally moved the rover...just a little bit. After wiggling its tires on Tuesday, they sent the commands to move the rover forward about 15 feet, turned it and then reversed about 8 feet. It took a while to do, but the movement was successful and now Curiosity can really begin exploring the red planet. But with the rover leaving its landing site, a... more.
Full Color Panoramic Image from Curiosity
0 CommentsPosted by Jeremy Conrad on August 10, 2012 under Pics, Science, Space
It's taken a couple of days, but we now have a full color panorama from Curiosity sitting in Gale Crater on Mars. It was easy to tell from the black & white images that the cameras on this rover were much better than the ones on the previous visitors to Mars, and this color panorama definitely shows off the detail its able to capture. You can view a full resolution version more.