“If at first you don’t succeed…”–this is the spirit that is guiding the people conducting the activities at PocketSpacecraft.com. They originally tried to get their “Mission to the Moon” project funded last year with Kickstarter, but didn’t get the funding level required there. The Mission to the Moon would’ve given lots of people the opportunity to send […]Read More DIY Space: Do You Have Room in Your Life for PocketSpacecraft?
Citizens of Earth: for as little as $15 you can apply to fly in a rocket ship of your choice. How? It’s all thanks to your money, and an inspired program from the people you are giving the money to–Spaceship Earth Grants (SEG). From the middle of last September, until the end of this year (Dec 31, […]Read More DIY Space: Space Travel Grants are Go!
I worked with some plumbing fellows this last year to remove some huge amounts of dirt to get at our very clogged up house waste line. One of the pieces of equipment we used to remove the dirt was a very small, but effective, backhoe. They let me help them with the backhoe occasionally (when I […]Read More DIY Space: Operate a Very Expensive Backhoe
Before I begin the fairly short DIY part, this is just a reminder for those who don’t know, or just plain forgot. Today is the anniversary of Sputnik I, the first man-made satellite, which was launched into orbit on the top of an R-7 rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome. The R-7 had already been successfully tested as a […]Read More DIY Space: Ardusat
There are several great tools available online designed to educate the public about space discoveries. The best ones use data gathered by our space faring machines and help put it all into an understandable form. Which is why NASA has developed the “NASA’s Eyes” program. NASA’s Eyes is a program that can be used for […]Read More DIY Space: Eyes On NASA