Has it really been a year?

For the readers and site subscribers, this is kind of space-related.  But only because I’m the one who is writing for this site.  It’s really a celebration!! Why? It’s because I’ve written a lot of stories, almost every day, for a year!  That’s right!!  I started themadspaceball.com and my writing on the site a year ago. […]

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Satellites Track the Re-floating of a Cruise Ship

Yes, the European Union types are using satellites to monitor the re-floating of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.  This Airbus Defence & Space post notes that the satellites are involved as part of the Copernicus Emergency Management System (CEMS).  They are:  TerraSAR-X and Pleiades satellites.  TerraSAR-X is a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite that is very accurate […]

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DIY Space: Build A LEGO ISS

Okay, okay!  Really this is about voting for the ability to build the International Space Station out of LEGOs.  Found on the LEGO Ideas website, this particular LEGO model of the ISS stands out because of the details the designer, XCLD, put into it.  There are over 1000 LEGO pieces that have gone into the design […]

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