Tag Archives: NASA

getting high on EVA

On October 6, Neil deGrasse Tyson shared many of his initial reactions to the film Gravity. One of them offered his confusion as to “Why Bullock, a medical Doctor, is servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.” Tyson has since made it … Continue reading

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orbituary

I watched Gravity. In 3D. It is super rad. I found myself ducking debris at least twice. There have been a whole host of people that have praised and criticized the science in this film. I mostly got hung up … Continue reading

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stopping to smell the cosmic flowers

Back in July I got all excited about a photo taken by Cassini, of Earth and its moon, while the sun was eclipsed behind Saturn. It was part of a bigger project to assemble a mosaic similar to one done … Continue reading

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floridian ops.

This is for Alice and Phil. As you will soon be in Florida it seems appropriate for me to ensure you can factor in the near-term launch schedule for Cape Canaveral. On November 12 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 … Continue reading

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max q

After my video post yesterday I got a few questions from a friend: So, why do things entering Earth’s atmosphere tend to burn up (eg, meteors/asteroids) while spaceships [taking off] do not? Is it because the foreign bodies are entering an … Continue reading

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get blasted

Back when I was still high on the excitement from my trip to Florida to watch the final launch of Atlantis I wrote a bit about the pre-launch sequence. The coolest part of the ground sequence, I think, is the … Continue reading

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looking back

In case you missed it, last week Cassini took some great photos of Earth and its moon while the sun was eclipsed behind Saturn. Beauty way to go, eh. I put up a few of my favourite photos of earth … Continue reading

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