If you can’t get enough of the Apollo missions after my last post watch as the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) is booted up. See inside the machine at the ropes used to store information and marvel at all the little wires that made the landing on the Moon possible. For […]
If you love “13 Minutes to the Moon”
13 Minutes to the Moon is a BBC podcast telling the story of the first Moon landing and all that led up to it and it’s gripping listening featuring recordings from the time, great music and great story telling. However, if you want to dig deeper into the Apollo missions […]
No need for camera straps on the ISS
The astronauts living on the International Space Station are in a microgravity environment, so no chance a camera will fall to floor. Just leave it next to you until you need it again! ‘Course you might need velcro to keep the camera stuck to a surface for the same reason. […]
Cassini: The Grand Finale
“1:55 a.m. PDT Cassini engineers have received the signal that Cassini has started a five-minute roll to point the instrument that will sample Saturn’s atmosphere (INMS) into the optimal direction, facing the direction of the oncoming gases. Along with this roll, the spacecraft is reconfiguring its systems for real-time data […]
Eclipse 2017 in Ireland
A tiny portion of the August 21st solar eclipse will be visible from Ireland as seen in this NASA web app that shows you the track of the Moon’s shadow across the Earth. It’ll probably be cloudy anyway but don’t look unless you have special glasses. I doubt most people […]
How to fly to the space station
Have you ever been curious about how people fly to the ISS? If you’ve played Kerbal Space Program you probably have a pretty good idea but for everyone else this video dots a great job of explaining orbital mechanics!
The Orion Launch
The Orion test vehicle launched this morning without a hitch on top of a Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida. If you’re wondering what the test is about, or what all the fuss is about, watch this video by Scott Manley as he recreates the test in […]
NASA + Google = SPHERES
This is quite amazing. Google and NASA are working on robots that will float around the International Space Station helping astronauts or perform maintenance activities independently on station. I love the zero G test of the SPHERE in the video. It looked like a lot of fun! I found this […]
Gangnam Style in Space
NASA Johnson Style more like! A great Gangnam Style parody I found today on Boing Boing!
blow my mind
It makes me happy that images like this can blow my mind and give me pause for thought.