Lawnchairs in Space!

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 a lot of detail about LESS, the Lunar Escape Systems.

Lawnchairs + Rockets. That’s it! No computer. Navigation handled by the Mark I Eyeball and stopwatches.

Wow.

 

Don’t forget your Tech Rescue Kit

This time of year many of us travel home to visit family. If you’re the least bit of a techie, you’ll likely be called in to help someone diagnose some sort of computer problem — hopefully not very serious. But if Uncle Billy’s computer ‘just stopped working’ and you know you’re going to be spending an evening there, you can bet you’ll be asked to ‘just take a look at it, you’re so good with computers it won’t take you long to figure it out.’ The next thing you know you’re plopped in front of the system, waiting for it to go through a virus laden bootup while wistfully remembering that hot rum toddy you left by the fireplace. …more



This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techblog. Check out the full post here.