As the song goes “what goes up must come down.” There are a lot of manmade objects in orbit and it would be bad if the larger ones fell to Earth on a populated area. Fortunately there’s a place to bring those craft down to crash safely. The downside is that it’s also the location of R’lyeh.
Shades of Bleep and Booster! Little nippers in the UK will get an extra sprinkling of moon dust with their bedtime story on May 30. British astronaut Tim Peake will be reading Goodnight Spaceman for the CBeebies Bedtime Story programme.
One of the external tanks for the Space Shuttles has just arrived at the Port of Los Angeles today after traveling 4,000 nautical miles over the course of several weeks. ET-94, as it’s called, is the “last surviving flight-qualified” fuel tank for the retired spacecrafts.
I’m re-purposing the graphics from a calendar I designed and find that I have room for more detail. So, for Apollo 13, you can see the actual mission and what was supposed to happen (per the Press Kit). What do ya think?
May 5th is National Astronaut Day which has adopted a Peter Panish hashtag we believe in astronauts for the occasion.
The UK’s lack of enthusiasm for space exploration is a painful frustration for those of us who grew up on a diet of Dan Dare, Thunderbirds, Hugh Walters’ books, Captain Condor even! We were regularly watching Gemini and Apollo missions on the box, launching supersonic passenger planes, and to youthful minds it seemed…
April 12 brings a star struck triptych rolled into one, it is the International Day of Human Space Flight, Cosmonautics Day and with a tip of the hat to the chap who started it all, Yuri’s Night.
We started out with 64 of the coolest spaceships to grace science fiction. There were upsets, overwhelming victories, and many tears. But we have our winner. The coolest fictional spaceship of all time is the Millennium Falcon.
We’ve reached the Championship Round of our March Madness event. Two ships will enter, but only one will emerge as the coolest spaceship of all time. Will it be the TARDIS or the Millennium Falcon? Let’s find out.
We near the end of our March to Madness with only four spaceships left to duke it out in our Coolest Spaceships bracket. But now it’s time to decide which two of the remaining ships will make it to the Championship. Let’s vote.
Deciding which is the coolest fictional spaceship of all time is our mission this month. We started out with 64 candidates, and we’ve managed to knock that number down to 8. Which ship will survive to make it to the Final Four? Let’s find out.
We have reached the Sweet 16 stage of the O-Deck March Madness. 16 contenders are all that remain in our search for the coolest fictional spaceship of all time. Which will survive this round? It is time to find out.
This month we’re trying to decide which fictional spaceship is the coolest of all time. We’re down to 32 contenders after the first round. And it’s time to whittle that number down further. Which spaceship will survive to make it to the Sweet 16?
We’re halfway through the first round of deciding which fictional spaceship is the coolest of all time. We started out with 64 contenders vying for the title, and it’s time to whittle that number down even further so we that can move on to the next round. Let’s vote.
Ah, NASA: the gift that just keeps on giving. The nerds at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory have bestowed upon us these gorgeous Space Tourism ads! I suspect they are from the future, and NASA/JPL just feels we aren’t ready to handle that time-travelling worm hole just yet.
Apollo 14 Lunar Module Pilot Edgar Mitchell died yesterday at age 85. In an odd turn of fate it was one day before the 45th anniversary of his lunar landing in the Lunar Module Antares with Commander Alan Shepard.
Barbara Morgan was selected as the backup candidate for the NASA Teacher in Space Program in 1985 and trained alongside Christa McAuliffe. Morgan was present at the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on January 28, 1986. She recently spoke to the BBC about her experience.