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Return to the Moon

The last time man walked on the moon I wasn’t alive. Hopefully I won’t be able to say that for too much longer. Several different nations are gearing up to make manned assaults on the surface of the Moon. Before the people, there is a wave of explorer bots. (The good kind, not the bad […]

I’m a space experiment

I’m not sure how I so totally missed this mission. Today I was flipping through the pre-print server and came across a paper titled: Launch of the Space experiment PAMELA. This is a “we launched and are functioning” paper about a 2006 mission to measure cosmic rays. (mission homepage) My first thought was, wow, this […]

Dawn postponed to Monday

Yesterday I learned NASA truly is all powerful – They actually postponed Dawn until Monday! Today, however, I was disappointed as I was forced to weed under a hot Sun. Turns out, the only Dawn NASA can delay is the an amusingly monikered mission to the meteors Vesta and Ceres. This little space probe is […]