Monthly Archives: September 2012

Access to ISS

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My friend, Rich Newell, asked me a question the other day and, while there is in fact a tie-in for Everyday Spacers, this is slightly off topic, and I will delve into an answer.  I just realized that other people … Continue reading

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SpaceHack Part 3

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The final three categories education, open source and contests, concludes our visit to SpaceHack.org for now, on Everyday Spacer. While these aren’t as similar to each other as the first two were, most of the contests have past and only … Continue reading

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SpaceHack Part 2

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Let’s delve into some of the categories on SpaceHack.org. It seems like the first two, data analysis and distributed computing, are somewhat similar.  The first gets people involved while the second involves their computers. Data Analysis… If you like counting … Continue reading

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SpaceHack Part 1

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Lookie What I Found:  Space Hack I was wondering if there was anything out there similar to Everyday Spacer.  I have been looking and so far, this is the first thing I’ve found. If you know of any others PLEASE … Continue reading

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Launch Something From Earth Into Space!

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I found a really fun story yesterday on Facebook [thank you Roger Weiss!] about a kid who launched a weather balloon into space from his driveway recently. He even got it back: ” The balloon, which landed on August 25, … Continue reading

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Discover a Comet

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Did you know that regular people all over the world discover comets? I only thought of it because a new comet, C/2012 S1, has been discovered recently and it could be pretty spectacular in November 2013. The most important thing … Continue reading

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Give a Presentation!

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Want to learn a space topic fast?  Commit to giving a speech about it before a live audience. Be sure to give yourself enough lead time  because you will have to gather and organize new (to you) information and practice … Continue reading

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Go See Rockets, etc. Launch

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Few events in life are more exciting than watching a rocket launch from a safe, close distance, not just distant Rocket Contrails like I mentioned before. I mean watching the vehicle leave the ground from 3-10 miles away or so! … Continue reading

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Track Rocket Launches Worldwide

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My browser ‘homepage’ is the Worldwide Launch Schedule within the Spaceflight Now website. I learn what is launching when on that page – for the most part. I went looking for others recently because I want to know when the … Continue reading

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Watch Movies

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Occasionally, it’s good to watch movies.  They can make you think, if it’s good science fiction, and they can be an inspiration. I noticed that there is a movie being released next year (2013) about the space camp in Huntsville … Continue reading

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