You likely are aware that I’m a fan of the Kerbal Space Program, a very cool and fun way to safely explore the process of designing, building, launching, navigating and landing spacecraft. Yep, cool and safe. Totally unlike reality. Earlier today I stumbled across this video that, while hosted by a Kerbal Space Program fan, goes into […]
If you’re into the Kerbal Space Program (as you’ll no-doubt have noticed I am) you’ll appreciate this video of a trip to Mun and back, set to appropriate music. The video also shows off some of the really great graphics and images possible with this sandbox style game. Fun!
Riding atop NASA’s modified Boeing 747 carrier aircraft, NASA’s drop-test article – the not quite an Orbiter Enterprise – flew to the New York area on April 27, 2012. It’s final home: the Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum.
Earlier today I noticed the Google Doodle pointing to resources about Yuri Gagarin’s (and mankind’s) first orbit of the Earth. A few moments ago @mynameiskate pointed me at the YouTube logo — modified too — and links to First Orbit a free feature-length movie about Gagarin’s flight: A real time recreation of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering […]
Earlier this week NASA release the first series of images from the WISE (Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer) project…and they are hot! Since WISE began its scan of the entire sky in infrared light on Jan. 14, the space telescope has beamed back more than a quarter of a million raw, infrared images. Four new, processed […]
I felt the need for a new desktop image for my computers, now that the Apollo 11 excitement has died down, and I was tiring of my Apollo 8 Earthrise image. I found this neat shot of Atlantis transiting the Sun, by Thierry Legault. The following sizes at the NASA site: Full Size 1024×768 800×600 […]
It was 40 years ago today, and the American space program put it all on the line sending three young aviators to land on the moon. Wow. I don’t think we’d even consider that a risk worth taking now. Somewhere along the line we lost our ability to take risks.…and return to the Moon. I’m lucky […]