Posts Tagged ‘NASA’

Hidden Figures

2017/04/19

(Guardian Books) – Margot Lee Shetterly:

Before a computer became an inanimate object, and before Mission Control landed in Houston; before Sputnik changed the course of history, and before the NACA became NASA; before the supreme court case Brown v Board of Education of Topeka established that separate was in fact not equal, and before the poetry of Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” speech rang out over the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Langley’s West Computers were helping America dominate aeronautics, space research and computer technology, carving out a place for themselves as female mathematicians who were also black, black mathematicians who were also female. For a group of bright and ambitious African American women, diligently prepared for a mathematical career and eager for a crack at the big leagues, Hampton, Virginia, must have felt like the centre of the universe. …

theguardian 2017/feb/05 hidden-figures

Margot Lee Shetterly: Hidden Figures

Neil Armstrong Talks About The First Moon Walk

2010/12/10

(Krulwich Wonders) – Robert Krulwich:

How come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander? …

www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2010/12/08/131910930/neil…

Video of Cassini’s Hyperion flyby

2010/12/05

(Discover Magazine::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

It’s very interesting to see how the motion of the moon and spacecraft combine as the latter sweeps past the former. …

blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/12/04/video…

It’s not an arsenic-based life form

2010/12/03

(ScienceBlogs::Pharyngula) – PZ Myers:

Life on earth uses six elements heavily in its chemistry: carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur, also known as CHNOPS …

scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2010/12/its_not…


Rosie Redfield: Arsenic-associated bacteria (NASA’s claims)

Hard to port! Eject Goose, eject!

2010/06/08

(Discover Magazine::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles patroled the launch area as the Space Shuttle Atlantis roared into space on its final flight in May. Check out the shadow of the plume! …

blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/06/07/hard-to-port-eject-goose-eject/

A little weekend Saturn awesomeness

2010/05/28

(Discover Magazine::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

It shows the big round moon Rhea, the lumpy small moon Janus, and a lovely view of the foreshortened rings. Both moons were on the far side of the rings, well over 1 million kilometers away, when Cassini took this shot. …

blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/05/28/a-little-weekend-saturn-awesomeness/

Hubble Picture of the Week

2010/05/18

(Discover Magazine::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has taken… let’s see… <counting on fingers>… carry the two… about a gazillion pictures of the sky. … The folks at the European Space Agency side of Hubble Central have created a new feature: the Hubble Picture of the Week. …

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2010/05/18/hubble-picture-of-the-week/


Wikipedia: Hickson Compact Group

SDO: The Extreme Ultraviolet Sun

2010/04/23

(Astronomy Picture of the Day) – This wild-looking portrait of the nearest star to planet Earth was made on March 30th by the recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). …

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap100423.html

Statement on U.S. President’s Proposal for NASA

2010/04/19

(The Planetary Society) – President Obama has charted a course that could launch the United States on a new path to historic “firsts” in space — first astronauts to travel beyond the Moon, first astronauts to touch down on an asteroid, first astronauts to reach a Lagrange point, first astronauts to reach Mars. …

http://www.planetary.org/news/2010/0416_Statement_US_Presidents_Proposal.html


Louis D. Friedman: Back from the President’s Space Conference

Kenneth Chang: Obama Vows Renewed Space Program

IC 342 – Hiding out behind the Milky Way

2010/04/13

(ScienceDaily)A leggy cosmic creature comes out of hiding in a new infrared view from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The spiral beauty, called IC 342 and sometimes the “hidden galaxy,” is shrouded behind our own galaxy, the Milky Way. …

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/04/100408150201.htm