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Send Yourself to Mars! Well, Send Your Name Anyway…

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Send Your Name to Mars: InSight NASA is offering a series of ‘boarding passes’ and ‘frequent flier miles’ for riding along with them, virtually, on several flights including the upcoming launch of the InSight spacecraft scheduled to leave Earth March … Continue reading

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It’s Here!

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The 2015 Year in Space Wall Calendar arrived this afternoon.  I’ll be reviewing it again this year. I can’t wait to see what Steve brought us this time!

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Cosmos: The Show Teaching the Methods of Academic Infighting

Tyson can’t seem to make a point without belittling opposing views. Tyson says that Sagan was a great influence on him but I can’t detect any of Dr. Sagan’s influence on this show.  Sagan showed us the beauty of science … Continue reading

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Cosmos: Where Are The Others?

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We’ve now seen episode 6 and I haven’t had as much trouble with the whole ‘religion is wrong’ thing, Jeff.  I think it’s because I was raised in a UU (Unitarian Universalist) Church. I laugh a little because Jeff has … Continue reading

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Cosmos: Good but Dr. Tyson is no Sagan

I’m on episode 5 (six comes out tonight).  I’m happy to say that I’ve learned a few things over the 5 episodes and they had really pretty graphics so the 5 hours that I’ve invested in the show are not … Continue reading

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The Year in Space – First Quarter 2014

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First quarter 2014? How did that happen? One fabulous thing about it, I’ve had a chance to really put the Year in Space Calendar to work!  This is one of the best calendars I’ve ever owned. It’s more like having … Continue reading

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Kickstarter: Space Pioneer – Review (Part 1)

This part looks at the game itself.  Part 2 will be about the kickstarter campaign. I looked over the kickstarter for Space Pioneer.  It is a space game that claims to be a real time strategy game that uses real … Continue reading

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COSMOS To Air Again in 2014

Official Trailer…

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Around Town, End of May 2013

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5/15 – AIAA Annual Awards Dinner Meeting and Book Signing – Buzz Aldrin: “Mission to Mars: My Vision for Space Exploration” and Francis French: “The Race to the Moon”  Los Angeles       5/16 – Star Trek’s Continuing Relevance … Continue reading

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Around Town, Beginning of May 2013

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5/1/13 – WE ARE THE EXPLORERS: A movie trailer for our space program Indiegogo crowdfunding fundraising expires       5/4/13 – Oak Canyon Star Party They meet most every month in Ventura County, CA, USA       5/4/13 … Continue reading

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