And he’s ready to spend billions of dollars right here on Earth* to break it:Continue reading Jeff Bezos has Lunar Fever.
Mostly involving variants of Who else here thinks SpaceX will be ready for the Moon shot before NASA is? Hell, if SpaceX can get Starship into orbit, somebody might end up saying Why wait? But never mind me: I’m cranky when I haven’t had my dinner. This is cool news.
3:55 PM Eastern time today. Here we go…
(h/T: Geeks Are Sexy)
Dear Lord: don’t let them [expletive] up.
Still don’t know how I got in: when I was 19 I looked like I was 15. I’m deliberately not giving any context to this, by the way. You’ll just have to read the article:Continue reading I Saw NASA Worm Purges Open For Freeze-Dried Ice Cream Back In ’89.
This sounds… odd.
A new study from NASA has found that astronaut Scott Kelly’s genes are no longer identical to those of his identical twin after spending a year in space.
Preliminary results from NASA’s Twins Study found that seven percent of Kelly’s genes no longer match those of his twin, Mark. Scott Kelly spent one year aboard the International Space Station during the study, while his brother remained on Earth.
[UPDATE: Annnnd they scrubbed. Too much cloud cover.]
OK, technically, it’s just clouds. Still, could be interesting. It’s also a reasonably clear night here, so maybe we’ll even see something.
The launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket to test a new ampoule ejection system for supporting studies of the ionosphere and aurora is scheduled for June 12 between 9:04 and 9:19 p.m. EDT from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.
The launch was postponed during an attempt June 11 due to boats in the launch range hazard area.
The multi-canister ampoule ejection system flying on this mission will allow scientists to gather information over a much larger area than previously able.
Ustream of the event here.
‘Chain mail’ in quotes because, appearances to the contrary, the stuff isn’t designed for boarding actions. Or battlesuits. It’s instead a multi-purpose fabric:
The space fabrics have four essential functions: reflectivity, passive heat management, foldability and tensile strength. One side of the fabric reflects light, while the other absorbs it, acting as a means of thermal control. It can fold in many different ways and adapt to shapes while still being able to sustain the force of pulling on it.
…except that I’m running out of walls:
— Geeks are Sexy (@geeksaresexy) February 28, 2017
You may get another version of this here. Also: NASA gives this stuff out freely – as it should, of course – so if you just wait a bit somebody will be selling prints of this pretty shortly. And usually pretty reasonably, because of all the other people selling prints of this.
I simply can’t imagine why they’d come up with that particular name.
— NASA (@NASA) December 20, 2016
No, wait, I can: Continue reading NASA announces spiders. From Mars.