His name is Russell Sargent and the first spacecraft he worked on, called Cygnus, recently arrived at the international space station. He built the guidance and some of the navigation software for demos 3 through 5, and also helped to design the approach trajectory in the last figure shown here. The mission went very successfully, and now… Continue reading I know a real rocket scientist.
Applicants need to be at least 18 years of age, have a deep sense of purpose, willingness to build and maintain healthy relationships, the capacity for self-reflection and ability to trust. They must be resilient, adaptable, curious, creative and resourceful. Mars One is not seeking specific skill sets such as medical doctors, pilots or geologists.… Continue reading Want to go to Mars? Non-profit mission Mars One is looking for a few good Earthlings
The Biological Advantage of Being Awestruck "In other words, awe has helped us survive"(Source: http://player.vimeo.com/)
From the National Archives: “In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969. White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon. It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records. From -… Continue reading
I, in the past, thought about getting a Mohawk myself. But my team keeps on discouraging me. And now that [Bobak Ferdowski]’s received marriage proposals and thousands of new Twitter followers, I think I’m going to go back to my team and see if it makes sense. President Barack Obama, in a call with NASA’s… Continue reading
I completely missed this awesome answer to my NASA question from my favorite science blogger jtotheizzoe, but here it is! NASA has been continuously recruiting astronauts since 1959, even before we flew into space. There’s no signs of this slowing, although the missions and skills are continuously changing. Every few years, NASA picks a dozen or… Continue reading
I thought it would be fun to include a slide in my upcoming class about the history of meetings, and my research yielded an awesome list of 10 fascinating meetings in modern history. Here’s an excerpt: Thomas Stafford & Alexei Leonov On July 15th 1975 two men aboard the Soyuz (from the Soviet space program)… Continue reading 10 Fascinating Meetings in Modern History
Every time I remember that there are people who live in space, my mind is blown. This time lapse is really neat to watch, and it’s amazing to think that it literally represents some people’s worldview. Wow. (Original article from TIME, even though I’m still feeling weird about their advertisement.)(Source: http://download.macromedia.com/)
This via New York Magazine is still crazy to me. Are these the codes? And how many a year are we talking about?
Samsung is doing a really cool marketing campaign where they’re letting loose paper airplanes from space, which all have memory cards in them. Look out!(Source: http://download.macromedia.com/)