Prepare to be blown away. The absolute coolness of the video below, if we were using Top Gear’s “Cool Wall,” would put it beyond “Sub-Zero” to “Absolute Zero.” The video doesn’t really say anything about satellites, so you might be wondering, “Why is this video on this blog?” Here’s my answer: what you’re seeing is possibly the […]Read More The Future of Satellite Maintenance?
Here are two little “love letters” from Senator McCain. One is to the Secretary of the Air Force, the other to the Department of Defense Inspector General (DoD IG). The gist of both is that he takes issue with the United States Air Force’s arguments for cutting down the number of available launches in the EELV contract […]Read More SpaceX News: An F9R video and Letters from Senator McCain
Somehow, for some reason, cocktails and space seemed to be linked. It was only natural, then, for someone to design a cocktail glass for space. This is trickier than it sounds, and Make Magazine’s post goes into some detail of the re-invention of the cocktail glass. Think about the main ingredient required for enjoying a […]Read More DIY Space: The Zero Gravity Cocktail Project (and A Project You Can Do)
I’ve been interested in SpaceX’s Grasshopper and the ability to launch, hover, and land it on the same launch pad. You can go to one of my posts, here, to see that feat. But I feel I should give NASA its due. NASA is developing a robotic lander that for now they’ve named the “Mighty Eagle.” The Mighty […]Read More NASA’s Hovering Mighty Eagle
It’s time for my own contribution to DIY Space. Some say God was tired on the first day, then created and brewed coffee to drink so he could work the next five. Our good fortune, then, and we humans continue working in the heavens imbibing in coffee as well. So, yes–In Space Everyone Drinks Coffee. Coffee is the lifeblood […]Read More DIY Space: “Space Coffee” Brew Directions