Orion Re-entry from the Astronaut’s Perspective

Space is kewl.  The exploration of it can be rather frightening.  I don’t know if I possess the bladder and anal sphincter control to be an astronaut. Then again, maybe that is why the Apollo suits had built in toilets. Check out the video below for what re-entry would look like.

The Space Debate

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English: Skylab2_1974_Issue-10c.jpg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a huge supporter of space exploration.  I can’t help it, I grew up with “One small step for man…”.  The Apollo Program, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle were, in my opinion, awesome.  While I personally support manned exploration of space and projects like the Space Station, I am also aware that this a subject of valid debate.  Furthermore, I am a skeptic when it comes to such grandiose ideas like colonizing Mars.

I feel that this is a serious matter and debate.  I also feel that any topic is fair game for comedy and satire.  This tongue and cheek spoken word video has much fun with the very idea of space exploration.

Curiosity and Mars – The Stuff That Rover Finds

Some Mars Rover Things

For those of you who know and/or follow me, you know I am often off in space.  I love to read about space both in fiction and non-fiction.  I subscribe to a good number of space related feeds and often hear things that others miss.  I thought I might take a few minutes to post some Curiosity news and trivia. Continue reading “Curiosity and Mars – The Stuff That Rover Finds”

Crowd-funding a Lunar Lion

Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to la...
Neil Armstrong, one of the first two men to land on the Moon, and the first to walk on it, in 1969 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Lunar Lion – A Crowd-Sourced University-Built Lunar Lander

Crowd-funding has become a major player in many areas such as independent games.  Privatization of space exploration seems to be the way of the future.  So why not try crowd-funding some space exploration?

While many are talking about this, including Newt Gingrich, I still thought it worthy a mention here just because it has been a few weeks since I heard anything about it.  You can catch all the latest news on the project’s blog.

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