Monday, September 29, 2008

Tums on Mars!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26947967/

Tums == Calcium Carbonate

If a Marsonaut gets a tummy ache, he is all set.

:)

Orion Update

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26946277/

Here's hoping the next President and Congress keeps NASA on its Christmas List. Obama has revised his stance on Orion, so there is less of a difference bewteen the two candidates now.

Just why is Mars' icecap asymetrical?

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/080929-mm-mars-ice.html

Finally we have an idea!

Lasers for Communications

http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/080929-busmon-nasa-communications.html

Got to go HiDef if NASA is going to maintain public support.

Moon Base

http://www.space.com/news/080925-moon-peak-base.html

Hey, we can dream can't we?

Hubble in the Hurt Tank

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26872115/

Hopefully, they will get up there to fix it one more time...

Fourth Time's the Charm

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26932813/
At least Musk is using his own money.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Extend the Life of the Shuttle?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26461790/

Trust me, that is going to happen no matter who becomes President. No one will want to rely on the Russians for access to space. Hmmm Maybe we can start contracting with the Chinese instead? That will tweak the Bear.

Update on China's Manned Space Flight

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26838767/

They are going to try a spacewalk.

Go China Go!

p.s. I never understood why a spacewalk helps you get to the Moon. On all of NASA's missions, the astronauts stayed inside the spacecraft. You should practice MOON walking since you are going to the MOON! Of course NASA did spacewalks too, and they are important for the space station, so if China wants to build a spacestation it makes sense, but the Apollo program was designed to go to the MOON!

:)

New "Endeavour" for Opportunity

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26839950/

Got for it!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Planetmania!

http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/archive/2008/09/19/1426108.aspx

Welcome to the planet-something club to:
the latest dwarf planet: Haumea
This is a new class of Hawaiian dwarf planets...

:)

It looks like a football, so maybe we should have a new class of planet:

Pigskin Planets.