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EXPLOSION ABOARD ODYSSEY! 42 years ago on Friday 13th

Jimmy Akin reminded me today that it is the anniversary of the day an oxygen tank exploded in the Service Module of Apollo 13 on its way to our great natural satellite’s Fra Mauro Highlands, named after the 15th c. … Continue reading

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“Ebb and Flow”… the Mooncraft

For your Just Too Cool file from NASA: Montana Students Pick Winning Names for Moon Craft January 17, 2012 PASADENA, Calif. — Twin NASA spacecraft that achieved orbit around the moon New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day have new … Continue reading

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Our traces on the Moon

I don’t have a Truly and Fantastically Super Cool category, but if I did, this would be in it. NASA has clear photos of the Apollo 12, 14 and 17 landing sites. The photos show the twists and turns of … Continue reading

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Can you spell CYLON? NASA wakes up Robonaut 2!

For your Just TOO Cool! file, comes thos from CBC and NASA. Robot astronaut wakes up in space NASA’s humanoid robot has finally awoken in space. Ground controllers turned Robonaut 2 on Monday for the first time since it was … Continue reading

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Opportunity has reached Endeavour!

We’ve lost poor Spirit, but intrepid little Opportunity keeps motoring along. NASA reports that Opportunity has after a 3 year portion of its already 8 year anabasis has crawled up to Endeavour crater, 14 miles in diameter.  We should be … Continue reading

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New Mars Rover News

We haven’t forgotten poor Spirit, but… NASA to Announce Landing Site for New Mars Rover July 18, 2011 WASHINGTON — NASA and the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum will host a news conference at 10 a.m. EDT, Friday, July … Continue reading

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The US Space Program – WDTPRS POLL

With this final Space Shuttle launch, the US now “leads from behind” also in the exploration of space. Whither the US manned space program? Chose the best answer and give your opinion in the com box.

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We’ve got Spirit, yes we do! We’ve got Spirit… well… not so much.

Sad news from NASA: NASA Concludes Attempts to Contact Mars Rover Spirit The full version of this story with accompanying images is HERE. PASADENA, Calif. — NASA is ending attempts to regain contact with the long-lived Mars Exploration Rover Spirit, … Continue reading

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50 years ago today… where were you?

Fifty years ago today, a guy crawled up on top of an 70+ foot high Roman candle knowing that someone would light the fuse and blow him into space riding something called “Freedom 7″. In April 1961 the Bay of … Continue reading

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Just too cool stuff

I remain a real fan of the Mars Rover missions.  One of the readers here, who works for NASA actually sent me a Spirit mission patch! Poor Spirit… sniff. Opportunity is still chugging along. I tune in once in a … Continue reading

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