Tag Archives: Space

“I think all of us certainly believed the statistics which said that probably 88% chance of mission success and maybe 96% chance of survival. And we were willing to take those odds.”


Greetings from Earth

I’ve been on a kick recently to see if there’s a uniform greeting that the people of Earth have really created and disseminated to all parts of the galaxy. Luckily, there is. After lots of searching for things like “Hello from Earth” and “Greetings Aliens” and finding an endless stream of … CONTINUE READING /

Sounds like NASA will skip 2012′s opening weekend

Now that NASA’s working to refute claims that the world will end on 2012, I have to wonder if they’ll ask employees to skip 2012‘s big opening weekend. I don’t really expect the world to end in 2012 and I don’t really expect Planet X, aka “Nibiru,” to collide with … CONTINUE READING /

Our National Debt: not quite a crab, yet

I just really love the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD, for short) — a free online service published by NASA featuring a new daily photo by an astronomer, along with an explanation from the photographer. Super cool. I look at it every day and sometimes repost the images here because … CONTINUE READING /

Apollo staging


Cirque du Space

How great is this? The founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberte, is in space via a trip he commissioned through Space Adventures, a private company that sends the chosen few into space via the Russian Space Agency (RSA). Now I don’t know about you, but if I had about 20 … CONTINUE READING /

APOD / Kaleidoscopic Space

Thanks to the Astronomy Picture of the Day.… CONTINUE READING /

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