Posts Tagged: Nasa

Moonwalker…

Now he is gone, all I can hope is that memories will be lunar: that the deep impressions you made with those first footprints will remain, windless and unstirred, giant leaps, forever ingrained in Tranquility. Rest in Peace Neil Armstrong. A quiet, huge gravity, courageous and inspirational, has left for another orbit. Gutted. Safe travels,

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Happy Birthday Earth: 50 Years Old Today

Very special day today: 50 years since the first human being orbited the earth. On 12th April 1961, Yuri Gagarin was launched by a Vostok rocket into space, and completed an orbit of the earth. He became an international celebrity and travelled the world to talk about his trip and promote the Soviet Union. 50

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Direct to Kindle: ‘Into Great Science’ available now

Amazon now allow anyone to publish to their store using ‘Kindle Direct Publishing‘ so I’ve uploaded a short story called ‘Into Great Science’ which I wrote last year. “Fumbling, floating, he found the hammer, and headed for the window…” In lean times NASA has gone into partnership with the Catholic Church, launching a ‘Voyager’-style probe

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Into Great Science | Solar Flares

Very interesting report today in the Telegraph that NASA have detected a large solar flare erupting from the sun – which is likely to cause some spectacular displays of the northern and southern lights. These ‘coronal mass injections’ are actually a source of immense worry for disaster planners, as the largest eruption could result in

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Whitey On The Moon: Not Any More

Occasionally two things from the news catch your ear and resonate together. Today it was the news that Obama has cancelled Nasa’s new moon programme. And [ht Barry Taylor] that Gil Scott-Heron is back with a new album. The connection? I’ve always loved Scott-Heron’s early, hard-hitting social commentaries. And the lyrics of ‘Whitey on the

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