The fourth man to walk on the Moon has died, aged 86. Alan Bean was the Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 12.
Tomorrow I’m headed out to California for Monday’s NASA Social at Armstrong Flight Research Center / Edwards Air Force Base. My plan touimorrow is to get to LAX, drop my stuff at the hotel in Lancaster, visit the site of Panchos Happy Bottom Riding Club and then hit Blackbird Park. Monday is deep immersion aviation…
Back to the future of 1980, or at least how it was imagined in 1969-70. I was watching an episode of Gerry Anderson’s UFO earlier, specifically The Man Who Came Back. It opens with one of the Moonbase girls directing Interceptors against an alien incursion. I didn’t readily recognise the actress in the sequence but it…
On April 20, 2017, NASA released this photo from the Cassini-Huygens probe.
For several years, I have been making a free calendar that tracks each Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo mission in “real-time” across the calendar days. Included in the time-lines are all the major activities of each mission, like EVAs.
Astronaut and meterolgist Piers Sellers passed away yesterday, aged 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer.
I’ve never heard of Grace Potter before but here she is performing the song “Look What We’ve Become” that highlights NASA women engineers, scientists and astronauts.
This Thursday I will be attending a NASA Social event where they will be testing a RS-25 Space Launch System Main Engine / Space Shutlle Main Engine at the Stennis facility. If you want to follow along follow me @michaelrennick in Twitter and Instagram.
mock-up at the Johnson Space Center. The Senator was in Houston to meet with area aerospace businesses. Cruz also took his daughters to the JSC where JSC Director (and former astronaut) Ellen Ochoa showed them around.
Today marks the 47th anniversary of the start of the mission that put humans on the moon. Here are graphic time lines for the Apollo 11 mission, in both EDT and UTC versions Follow along as Neil, Mike & Buzz make their historic voyage.
These Imperial stormtroopers seem a bit puzzled by this NASA robot at Comicpalooza in Houston, TX. What really concerns me is how chummy the Empire and NASA are.
Today (June 3) a year apart, NASA launched two Gemini missions. In 1965, Gemini IV saw the first spacewalk by an American, Ed White. In 1966, Gemini IX-A started their “snake-bit” mission. Presented for your interest are the two missions in my new and improved “time-line” graphic style. Both missions have two images:…
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.
I decided to take a break from anniversary and original air date based Midweek Trivia topics this week. Since i just finished reading the book The Martian, that will be what we look at for this week’s Midweek Trivia.
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.
If you were considering cosplaying as a space agency employee from the 1970s or doing some historically accurate artwork NASA has you covered with their Graphics Standard Manual from 1976 available online.
I wasn’t sure where to post this. I decided to go with White Noise since it used to be a Giz sub-blog.
The CineScape film competition required filmmakers to make short films “inspired by and using actual NASA imagery.” NASA and Houston Cinema Arts Society chose the finalists and ultimate winner of this year’s competition with the help of filmmaker Richard Linklater.