I love that NASA is trying to get their shit together to send a probe to Europa. I love that there might be space fish there. I love that they’re calling the thing the “Europa Clipper" like a ship. I love everything about this plan.

cloudyblueyes:

zerostatereflex:

New Stabilized footage from Apollo 16!

Clearly it was bumpy,..though you really should see the stabilized footage in entirety, it doesn’t even look real.

Here’s the stabilized: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cKpzp358F4
Here’s the original: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EliLP5uEYAU#t=51

LRV on the moon.

I am amazed at how similar the sounds of Apollo astronauts screwing around on the moon are to the sounds of my Texas buddies screwing around on four wheelers in their backyard.

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jtotheizzoe:

Things I learned today: There is art on the moon.
Fallen Astronaut is the name of the small metal sculpture you see above, created by Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck. It was placed on the lunar surface by Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott, along with a plaque that Scott designed, to commemorate the fallen astronauts and cosmonauts whose sacrifice helped get Scott and his fellow Apollo…-atians(?) safely to the moon and back.
Of course it wasn’t without controversy. Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro have the story at Slate.

What a fascinating story. The Apollo missions are a treasure trove of little odd nuggets of stories like this one. Who knew there was a sculpture on the moon? What else don’t we know?

jtotheizzoe:

Things I learned today: There is art on the moon.

Fallen Astronaut is the name of the small metal sculpture you see above, created by Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck. It was placed on the lunar surface by Apollo 15 astronaut David Scott, along with a plaque that Scott designed, to commemorate the fallen astronauts and cosmonauts whose sacrifice helped get Scott and his fellow Apollo…-atians(?) safely to the moon and back.

Of course it wasn’t without controversy. Corey S. Powell and Laurie Gwen Shapiro have the story at Slate.

What a fascinating story. The Apollo missions are a treasure trove of little odd nuggets of stories like this one. Who knew there was a sculpture on the moon? What else don’t we know?

colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Perspective - a wee camera and microphone rode the Space Shuttle booster rocket. Glad I was inside.

Wow, you wanna know what “terror” and “eerie” actually sound like? Listen to the sounds the booster rocket makes as it hits the atmosphere on the way back down.

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jtotheizzoe:

This morning’s Antares/Cygnus launch. More about this historic mission here.

See? Rocket.

NASA just launched a rocket to the International Space Station.

What the hell have you done this morning?

Originally from a post made by Science Joe, who is great, here’s where I’m moving to next week. See those two spots directly to the left of the pepper? I’m living in the northern one (Nacogdoches), and working in the southern (Lufkin).
Here’s the rest of the lowdown from NASA:

One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station, some 240 miles above Earth, used a 50mm lens to record this oblique nighttime image of a large part of the nation’s second largest state in area, including the four largest metropolitan areas in population. The extent of the metropolitan areas is easily visible at night due to city and highway lights.
The largest metro area, Dallas-Fort Worth, often referred to informally as the Metroplex, is the heavily cloud-covered area at the top center of the photo. Neighboring Oklahoma, on the north side of the Red River, less than 100 miles to the north of the Metroplex, appears to be experiencing thunderstorms. The Houston metropolitan area, including the coastal city of Galveston, is at lower right. To the east near the Texas border with Louisiana, the metropolitan area of Beaumont-Port Arthur appears as a smaller blotch of light, also hugging the coast of the Texas Gulf. Moving inland to the left side of the picture one can delineate the San Antonio metro area. The capital city of Austin can be seen to the northeast of San Antonio.

Originally from a post made by Science Joe, who is great, here’s where I’m moving to next week. See those two spots directly to the left of the pepper? I’m living in the northern one (Nacogdoches), and working in the southern (Lufkin).

Here’s the rest of the lowdown from NASA:

One of the Expedition 36 crew members aboard the International Space Station, some 240 miles above Earth, used a 50mm lens to record this oblique nighttime image of a large part of the nation’s second largest state in area, including the four largest metropolitan areas in population. The extent of the metropolitan areas is easily visible at night due to city and highway lights.

The largest metro area, Dallas-Fort Worth, often referred to informally as the Metroplex, is the heavily cloud-covered area at the top center of the photo. Neighboring Oklahoma, on the north side of the Red River, less than 100 miles to the north of the Metroplex, appears to be experiencing thunderstorms. The Houston metropolitan area, including the coastal city of Galveston, is at lower right. To the east near the Texas border with Louisiana, the metropolitan area of Beaumont-Port Arthur appears as a smaller blotch of light, also hugging the coast of the Texas Gulf. Moving inland to the left side of the picture one can delineate the San Antonio metro area. The capital city of Austin can be seen to the northeast of San Antonio.

inothernews:

Here’s what it looks like to drive on the Moon, courtesy of Apollo 12 astronauts John Young and Charles Duke in 1972.

Your ATV officially sucks.

Just the coolest.

(Source: pennyfornasa, via themattsmith)

NASA gets less than one half of a cent on every tax dollar collected from taxpayers. If they got just one cent, amazing things could happen. Neil Degrasse Tyson said so.

weekdujour:

The Endeavour on Crenshaw

I can’t get over this.

ckck:

Curiosity’s descent to Mars in HD quality.

Click the cog, select 720p or 1080p and watch it fullscreen.

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robotcosmonaut:

Cape Canaveral, Florida - December 21, 1968
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You just know those birds were all “What the hell, man?!”

robotcosmonaut:

Cape Canaveral, Florida - December 21, 1968

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You just know those birds were all “What the hell, man?!”

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