Tag - NASA

Ministry Bulletin: News Quickies

There’s a lot of sexy content floating about. I got these little news items and reviews and I didn’t want to try to fill out whole posts on them. So I figured I’d make one big thick post. Just think of it as little nibbles...

Buzz Aldrin vs. Science Fiction

Buzz Aldrin is an astronaut. Second man to walk on the moon. He’s one of the closest things to a real sci-fi hero we’ve got. So to hear him slamming science fiction because it’s the reason people aren’t interested in...

Send Your Name to the Moon, Because Your Ass...

NASA is letting you submit your name so it can “print a certificate and have their name entered into a database. The database will be placed on a microchip that will be integrated onto the spacecraft.” What spacecraft? Why, the...

Ground Control to Major Buzz…

Commencing countdown, engines turn Check ignition and Andy’s love be with you… There’s a Buzz Lightyear toy that went up on the Shuttle so that it could be used to help teach kids from orbit. So a photographer for the...

Treasure Hunt on Mars… and Ah Helped!

All of us know that sometimes Mars landers go astray. Sometimes they are found right away, and sometimes it takes a while to locate them. The Planetary Society needs your help looking for the lost Martian sheep, particularly the Mars Polar...

AresTV: Your Quarterly Answer to...

Perhaps one of the coolest terrestrial things NASA has done in a while (since non-terrestrial things like escaping the freaking gravity well never lose the ability to be cool) is to set up the AresTV ID on YouTube. They’re posting...

NASA Set to Nuke Space Rocks; Arms Race With...

NASA has announced plans to deliver a nuclear cargo to any giant rocks that threaten our planet: By the 2020s NASA concluded that "the nuclear interceptor option can deflect Near Earth Objects of 100-500m diameter two years before impact...

Methane Lakes on Titan or Part of a Wacky...

From the Cassini-Huygens mission, we get pics that were taken last year that show lakes of liquid methane on the surface of Titan. The liquid methane on Titan, for those who are unfamiliar with its properties, is only slightly less likely to...

Universe

The Way the Universe Was Back in the...

NASA has snagged a picture of “the glow from the first things to form in the universe, more than 13 billion years ago.” Now if they could only figure out what the hell they are. Of course, what they neglect to mention is that...