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Archive for the 'Space Exploration' Category

Photo Of The Day: Yankee Fans In Space

by @ Wednesday, May 19th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

NASA Astronaut Garrett Reisman took this photo during a space walk. Take note of the logo on the cuff of his right arm (click to embiggen):

Shuttle Atlantis Lifts Off For The Final Time

by @ Friday, May 14th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

With only three Space Shuttle Missions left, it’s time to start counting the lasts, and today was the last time the the Shuttle Atlantis would have journey from the Earth into orbit:
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — The space shuttle Atlantis, carrying a crew of six, a Russian docking module and critical spare parts, vaulted into [...]

Republican Ad In Alabama Attacks Politician For Backing Teaching Of Evolution

Well, it is Alabama:
Today’s must-watch video: The True Republican PAC is running an advertisement in Alabama’s GOP gubernatorial race attacking Bradley Byrne (R) because he supports the teaching of evolution in schools.
Here’s the ad:

And what happens ? The candidate being attacked releases a statement saying that he really does support teaching creationism in science [...]

Photo Of The Day: A Star Is Born

by @ Friday, May 7th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

A cloud of gas and dust called RCW120 as seen by the Herschel Space Telescope. The large blue bubble is being blown out by a massive star (unseen) in the centre. This creates the conditions for a giant young star to form on the bubble’s bottom edge (white blob)
H/T: BBC

Is God Giving The Universe The Finger ?

by @ Tuesday, April 27th, 2010. Filed under Humor, Religion, Science, Space Exploration

This cropped section of a larger Hubble image of the Keyhole Nebula does make you think so doesn’t it ?
H/T: Pajama Pundit

Stephen Hawking Warns: Don’t Go Looking For E.T.

by @ Sunday, April 25th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

One of the world’s most famous theoretical physicists makes a sanguine warning about the life we may encounter elsewhere in the universe:
THE aliens are out there and Earth had better watch out, at least according to Stephen Hawking. He has suggested that extraterrestrials are almost certain to exist — but that instead of seeking them [...]

Interstellar Photo Of The Day

by @ Saturday, April 24th, 2010. Filed under Science, Space Exploration

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the launch and deployment of the Hubble Space Telescope, NASA gave us this image of the Carina Nebula
Click picture for full-size version

Obama’s Space Plan: One Very Small Step

by @ Thursday, April 15th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Science, Space Exploration

President Obama went to Cape Canaveral today to address workers there about the changes he is planning for American’s manned spaceflight program:
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama predicted Thursday his new space exploration plans would lead American astronauts to Mars and back in his lifetime, a bold forecast relying on rockets and propulsion [...]

Neil Armstrong Blasts Obama’s Revised Space Plan

by @ Wednesday, April 14th, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Science, Space Exploration

The First Man On The Moon has never been one to attract attention to himself, and he’s turned down dozens of opportunities over the years to cash in on his celebrity or follow his fellow astronaut John Glenn into politics, so when he talks publicly, people pay attention.
Today, he’s in the news because he signed [...]

Obama Budget Cancels NASA’s Return To The Moon

by @ Monday, February 1st, 2010. Filed under Barack Obama, Politicos & Pundits, Politics, Science, Space Exploration

Well, you could’ve seen this one coming from 238,857 miles away:
President Barack Obama has cancelled the American project designed to take humans back to the Moon.
The Constellation programme envisaged new rockets and a new crewship called Orion to put astronauts on the lunar surface by 2020.
But in his federal budget request issued on Monday, Mr [...]

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