Just can’t get enough news about space garbage? Well you are in luck, my friend! From this week’s TMQ comes news of what has got to be the strangest mailing list to which you can subscribe: The Orbital Debris Quarterly News is a publication of the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office. It is published four
A rather odd thing happened to me on my way to the theater Friday night. I was chased by a helicopter. Yes. I know that sounds odd. Imagine – just for a second – how odd it would feel to drive several miles with a helicopter about two car lengths behind you and only about
I’ve been saying I wanted to see an aerial view of the Pentagon, and the satellite IKONOS finally provided one. This article at CNN also shows some photos of NYC. NASA closed its major space facilities after the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States. At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA technicians took
If the space program teaches us anything about electroshock conditioning, it’s that a strong mind can get past it. Enos, a 39-pound chimpanzee, was trained with the technique to run through the routine he’d need to complete the first primate orbiting of the Earth. During months of training, if he pulled a switch or lever
The space shuttle Endeavour launched this afternoon. I was lucky enough to live in Daytona Beach, FL when I was a kid so I was able to see this many, many times … My mom took us to Cape Canaveral to see one of the very first launches. Incredible. Awe-inspiring. Loud.