Thank you to Daniel G. for the inspiration.
After cracks, leaks, and weather delays, the shuttle Discovery is finally set to launch today after originally set for November 1. This will be Discovery’s final mission, delivering supplies and experiments to the International Space Station, after which it will be retired.
After Discovery, NASA has two additional shuttle launches on the schedule before retiring the fleet. The Shuttle Endeavor is scheduled for April 19; the crew for that flight includes astronaut Mark Kelly – husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The final flight, Shuttle Atlantis, is scheduled for June 28 (anyone want to make the trip South?). Like you, I will be at work during launch – but fear not, NASA is broadcasting the proceedings online all day at NASA TV. Here is the schedule:
In honor of this event, a coworker…no…a friend of mine, Andrew Smith made a short music video to commemorate this event — and the video is awesome (and a lot of time was put into it) So watch it:
Discovery will spend 11 days in orbit — on top of the 352 days it’s already spent circling the planet — and will rack up another 4.5 million miles.
As I watch more snow fall to the ground late into the night, it got me thinking about a nice tropical vacation. And as you know, I sure love traveling. And I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to travel websites. It might be a problem.
Well either way — I think all of us (even YOU) should all pitch in and go on a trip sometime. Recently Jetsetter.com posted a flash sale for a private jet. So that solves our first dilemma: how are we going to get there? In style:
Yeah that’s pretty awesome…
For the rest of the trip, find out after the jump!
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a good UFO/alien video on here, so here is the newest one sweeping the interwebs. A bright light seen over the center of Jerusalem that came down, sat there for about 20 seconds, then after flashing a light, zoomed back up high into the sky in an instant. As crazy as that sounds, it was caught on film by MULTIPLE people, and judging by some comments on the YouTube videos, all of Jerusalem saw this thing. Specialists have already begun to analyze the videos. Check out the videos and judge for yourself:
More angles of the UFO after the jump!
Today marks a somber anniversary in American history, the day the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded a little after a minute into it’s flight. As you know I’m a space geek — this video still leaves me speechless. The accident on Jan. 28, 1986 — 73 seconds into flight, nine miles above the Atlantic for all to see — remains NASA’s most visible failure.
After the jump, the actual live video broadcast.
As we all know, space is often referred to as “The Final Frontier.” Well taking off that concept, Michael Marantz made a brilliant original short on Vimeo using a reading from Carl Sagan’s “Pale Blue Dot” – editing it into a narrative. The short story was then transformed into an unofficial ad for NASA — made by a fan, Damewse. Check out the video he made below, for some reason space and pianos will always make me emotional. Watch it in HD and enjoy.
And be sure to check out his TV spot he’s created too, here.
You know me and how I love time lapses — well combine that with SPACE and it might be my favorite. Make sure to change the resolution to 1080p and full screen it.
First off — this already looks like an artist’s rendering of an alien planet, but no, this is Lake Mono, California — EARTH. NASA had been teasing their big announcement for a couple days now, only saying it regarded new life findings. Well today at 2pm EST they will hold a press conference on their findings — only it’s already leaked.
NASA have discovered a completely new form of life that is also completely different from anything else on Earth — “changing everything.”
More details after the jump!
Well we finally have some solid answers coming out of the weird missile crisis yesterday in Southern California. Colleen Thomas believes an alien attack is imminent and they live among us. She is also the “mother” of a race of good aliens here on Earth to defend humans from lizard people. With references to the Pleiadians, Draconians, and the Reptilian alien species – we come to the conclusion that it was the US who fired an ICBM towards Iran (possibly) – and it was destroyed by the Pleiadian’s who will NOT allow innocents to die. I think the video will clear all this up:
Hopefully this is not a mental problem so we all don’t end up feeling bad. Although she is so serious about it – makes you wonder right?!