Tagged: NASA

A New Hubble Deep Field

NASA has released some new Hubble deep field images (apparent done in conjunction with Spitzer), which once again goes to show that, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams, space is big… really big. These images show a vast number of galaxies (every point of light is, in fact, a galaxy)...

Views of Earth from the ISS

Check out this video ,”The World Outside My Window”, a time-lapses of Earth from the International Space Station. Epic. Beautiful. Majestic. And if you liked that one, you’ll also like this one, “All Alone in the Night”:

No Death Star by 2016, Says White House

The White House has just rejected a modest proposal to secure resources and funding to begin construction of a Death Star by 2016.  White House science and technology adviser Paul Shawcross shot down the idea sighting the $850 quadrillion dollar price tag, plus pointing out that the Death Star has...

Private Space Ventures in 2013

The year 2012 marked the first achievement for private space ventures with SpaceX’s docking of their Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station (which they in fact did twice). This year (2013), private companies like SpaceX, Sierra Nevada, XCOR, and Virgin Galactic are gearing up to make even greater...

NASA Johnson Style

This is certainly interesting: NASA Johnson (Space Center) Style, an unofficial NASA parody of that wacky K-Pop song, Gangnam Style (the first YouTube video to get 1 billion hits…) Check it out!

Rest In Peace, Neil Armstrong

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, has passed away. He was 82. I am deeply saddened by the passing of this iconic American hero–a hero not only to science and the spirit of exploration, but a hero to all humanity whose one...

Rover On Mars!

The Mars Science Laboratory, more generally known as Curiosity, has made a picture perfect touched down on Mars after a harrowing entry and descent. Says NASA Administrator Charles Bolden: “Today, the wheels of Curiosity have begun to blaze the trail for human footprints on Mars. Curiosity, the most sophisticated rover...

Mars or Bust

The new Mars rover, Curiosity (or more technically, the Mars Science Laboratory) will reach the Red Planet around midnight on Sunday, August 5th. As far as landings go, this one will be a doozie. Checkout this NASA video, hosted by Wil Wheaton (Wesley Crusher of Star Trek fame), explaining the...

Tribute to the Space Shuttles

This is perhaps the greatest tribute to America’s Space Shuttle program that I have yet seen. An 8 minute video from Nature Videos (of the Nature  science journal), it highlights every mission in the 30 year program–it’s good times and bad times, it’s triumphs and it’s tragedies. So turn up...

Shuttle Age Over, What Now?

The Space Shuttle Atlantis landed this morning at 5:56am EDT on July 21, 2011, bringing to a close the halcyon days of Mankind’s exploration of space. Okay, I suppose it is a bit too harsh to say that this end’s the human exploration of space. The point is simply that,...