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Reading in space

So, you’re going to spend a few months on the International Space Station and need a few diversions. Since you just can’t stroll to the nearest library or video store and even Amazon and Netflix don’t deliver there, you’ve got to hope it’s got some good entertainment on hand. Some idea of what’s available came […]

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Moon loses some of its shine

Given developments in technology and other issues confronting the world, no one should probably be surprised. Yet considering the state of technoogy when it occurred, it’s a shame that even in the last decade the moon landing has lost some its shine.

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, fewer people today list space […]

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NASA’s big hangover

My guess is the headache medication hasn’t been dispensed this heavily in NASA’s HR and PR departments since Lisa Nowak’s adventures in February. These two stories — worker sabotages computer destined for International Space Station and employee embezzles $150,000 — are bad enough. This one, though, is horrendous. A panel reviewing astronaut health issues as […]

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Space links

I wanted to mention a couple of neat space-related links I stumbled across over the last couple days.

One site features the sounds of space while another part of the site has recordings from various space missions. (Via Amy on the Web.). I’ve heard a CD of space sounds before but am not sure if […]

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Welcome back Discovery

Interesting watching the space shuttle Discovery land through the eye of infrared cameras this morning. Even more interesting, though, is how, after almost 100 flights in 24 years, the NASA spin has moved the shuttle from a workhorse to an “experimental space vehicle.” Even with that status accorded it, let’s hope the grounding of the […]

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A short-lived return to flight

NASA is halting future shuttle flights after learning a chunk of insulating foam broke off Discovery’s external fuel tank during launch. This is a problem similar to what caused the Columbia disaster.

So far it looks like Discovery doesn’t have any problems but the NYT had an interesting observation in an article today:

The more […]

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