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“Curiosity” Lands on Mars

August 6, 2012

Last night the latest Mars rover, “Curiosity,” touched down on the Red Planet to great fanfare.  Here’s a news report covering the basics: NASA needs successes since Obama mothballed the space shuttle, made NASA focus on Muslim outreach, and the overall state of the economy has government officials targeting NASA’s budget more and more.  This [...]

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Last Launch of the Space Shuttle

July 9, 2011

I can’t really remember a time before the space shuttle, being about four years old on its maiden voyage in 1981.  So, watching the space shuttle Atlantis lift-off on the shuttle program’s last mission yesterday was poignant, especially since there’s a void and a lack of direction left in its wake.  I imagine this is [...]

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One Small Step — 40 Years Later

July 20, 2009

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the Moon.  Here’s the film from forty years ago.  We went back to the moon five more times since then until 1972 when the expense of the trip (coupled with not finding all that much) justified scrapping the program and moving [...]

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