January 28, 2013
October 10, 2012
arthur c clarke…
- served in World War II as a radar operator and played a key part in The Battle of Britain.
- invented the geostationary communications satellite.
- wrote 67 books including the greatest work of science fiction ever.
- foretold the invention of the internet, tablet computers, and video calling.
- hosted and wrote three television series.
- Had an asteroid and Mars Orbiter named after him.
- Was knighted by the Queen of England.
- Discovered the underwater ruins of the ancient Koneswaram temple in Trincomalee while scuba diving.
- lived to the age of 90.
- Was awesome.
#arthur c. clarke #science #science fiction #space #2001 #space odyssey
May 29, 2012
April 27, 2012
March 18, 2012
It has been the strangest problem finding high enough resolution pictures to use as a wallpaper on the new iPad. Props to Colin for finding the perfect solution, this nighttime view of New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, and DC from the ISS. My lock screen is also the 2012 Blue Marble (the highest res picture of earth ever taken). Go earth!
#iPad #Apple #Space #wallpaper
On March 15 at 8:10am local time, Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team successfully completed the project’s first manned test flight at Roswell, New Mexico. After the capsule was lifted by a helium balloon to an altitude of 21,818 metres, Baumgartner started a freefall that lasted 3 minutes and 33 seconds before reaching the optimum height of 2,405m to deploy his parachute and float safely back to Earth…
video here. Independent space flight is getting pretty impressive. (also you would have to give me A LOT of Red Bull to do this…)
August 27, 2011
Remember When House Republicans Voted Against Hurricane Forecast Funding?
In the US, we rely on the National Hurricane Center to forecast storms. The NHC is in turn a division of the National Weather Service, itself a part of the NOAA. Which, in the GOP’s 2011 budget bill, had its funding slashed by $1.2 billion from what was proposed in the president’s own budget bill, a bill that very notably included a $700 million increase over the previous year to cover needed upgrades to the satellites that gather the data that gets crunched in order to predict storms and weather in general.
Apparently weather forecasting is better left to the private sector.
It's Full of Stars
#space #satellite #hurricane
August 16, 2011
Did you miss it? The new episode of Laughing Historically, “Space Monkey Mafia” is live! To celebrate the official end of the shuttle program and the start of James Franco’s ape movie career, we tell the story of the countless brave American animals who gave their lives in the space race. The Russian animals? Eh, our Russian comrades can do that.
Watch here. Tell your friends. like us on Facebook.
#comedy #humor #history #animated gif #web series #laughing historically #blip.tv #bliptv #nasa #space #monkeys
July 9, 2011
Total cost of 2008 American Bailout = $4.6165 trillion
Total cost of 33 years of Space Shuttle program from start to finish = $196 billion
#nasa #space #politics
February 14, 2011
Tonight, a new standard for something I love everything about was set. Goodnight.
#Dancing Pugs In Underwear #Doowop #Space #aliens #puppets #Gwyneth Paltrow