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The Cassini Google Doodle

What I like about Google in the Morning (other than the smell of victory, of course), is: The company is run by geeks and nderds and therefor, they care a lot about science. This morning, when I browsed to Google, I found this wonderfull Doodle and it made me grin: …

The Apollo Mission Photogallery is now on Flickr

Hey all, the complete NASA photo archive of the Apollo Missions is available on Flickr, free for all to use, since every single one of those images is in the Public Domain. Check this link: flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/   One artistic soul has already used the archive to creat this stunning stop-motion …

Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3.amazonaws.com/ScienceEdge/Edge9.mp3Podcast (minutesedge): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 6:04 — 5.6MB) | EmbedThere is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here’s …

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast: Steampunk Projects and the Mars Rover

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean5.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:10 — 18.3MB) | EmbedThe last podcast before I go to Vienna for the European Steampunk Convention. It was recorded under somewhat unusual circumstances on-the-fly while I was trudging through the part of western Germany to which the railway came last. And …

Curiosity celebratory post

Today I feel great. Today is one of the days I will look back upon as proof that mankind can achieve great things when we put our hearts, minds and strength to it. The Mars Science Laboratory Mission (MSL) is a prime example of what comes out when we use …

Quick Tweet from NASA

I am on the train right now, so I can not do much to celebrate the safe arrival of the Curiosity on Mars, but I can share this tweet: #MSL: Here’s a better picture where you can see the @MarsCuriosity shadow in Gale Crater on Mars http://t.co/hzo1lLA3 — NASA (@NASA) …

50 Years ago – Friendship 7

50 years ago today, John Glenn was boosted into space on top of a Atlas LV-3B rocket. More precisely, he sat inside Friendship 7 (Mercury-Atlas 6) on top of the Atlas. Friendship 7 was a very cramped affair in deed. More detailed information on the mission is obviously available from …