God is Dead

I don’t know why this isn’t bigger news: NASA Completes 52-Year Mission To Find, Kill God: After more than five decades of tireless work, brave exploration, and technological innovation aimed at a single objective, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced Wednesday that it had finally completed its mission to find and kill God. “I am ecstatic to tell you all today that we have beheld the awesome visage of

40th Anniversary of Moon Landing

It’s been 40 years since we landed on the moon. I’m glad to see the Apollo 11 astronauts promoting the exploration of Mars instead of going back to the moon. In honour of this historic occasion, I’ve posted the front page of The Onion from July 21, 1969: Click image to biggify.

The Space Shuttle Needs A Band-aid

NASA deciding whether Endeavour crew needs to repair gouge: …a nine-centimetre-long gouge the shuttle suffered during its launch last week penetrates all the way through thermal tiles on its belly. Engineers are trying to determine whether the area can withstand the searing heat of atmospheric re-entry at the end of the flight. Scary. I can imagine the engineers working non-stop to test if it can be fixed and its effect

There Is Life On Mars

Maybe. Probably. We may find out soon: NASA Probe to Explore Martian Arctic: A three-legged NASA spacecraft with a long arm for digging trenches is going to the Martian north pole to study if the environment is favorable for primitive life. The machine can’t detect life; it’s checking to see if the ground has organics that could support life. I’m not sure why this stuff interests me. So if it

NASA TV (June 2007)

I’ve posted about this before and will probably do so in the future: NASA TV. They have cameras all over the space shuttle, interior and exterior. You can watch the astronauts work, you can see views of the earth — all kinds of cool stuff. The live view from the space shuttle as it was taking off was kind of thrilling, for those of us who are easily thrilled by