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A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.

by Daniel Russ on April 20, 2016

    Four Lunar Rovers were manufactured. Three were carried to the moon on Apollo 15, 16, and 17. All three were carried folded and attached to the lover portion of the Lunar Lander, so they were left there when the mission was finished. Which means that we left three cars on the moon. The […]

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Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And Prototypes

by Daniel Russ on March 14, 2016

    The Grumman Lunar Rover Offering. Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Rover Prototype FootageMaking NASA’s Space Suit.The Apollo Command Module Was A Difficult Nut To Crack.Commander Scott Carpenter, Pilot Of Friendship 7, Dies.

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Great Lunar Rover Prototype Footage

March 10, 2016

    This footage is just amazing and here it all is. For free. Related Posts:A Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And PrototypesMaking NASA’s Space Suit.The Apollo Command Module Was A Difficult Nut To Crack.Commander Scott Carpenter, Pilot Of Friendship 7, Dies.

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Making NASA’s Space Suit.

February 24, 2016
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  When NASA began planning trips to the Moon, the one area they had literally no experience in was building a space suit that could withstand the lethal cold vacuum of the surface of the Moon. The only ideas they had were dictated by a combination of clothing material configurations created in science fiction and […]

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The Apollo Command Module Was A Difficult Nut To Crack.

February 20, 2016

  Creating the Lunar Command Module was the primary mission of NASA flight engineers in 1961. The Soviets were ahead in the space race. They had launched the first artificial satellite. They had put a man in space and brought him back safely.   Not us.   So we made due with the rocket boosters […]

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Commander Scott Carpenter, Pilot Of Friendship 7, Dies.

October 14, 2013

  Commander Scott Carpenter . Navy Commander Scott Carpenter, born on May 1st, 1925, died on October 10th this last week. He was the fourth American astronaut in space. I his youth he wanted to fly and tried to become a combat pilot and participate in the Second World War. However combat ended and after […]

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Cool Mercury Space Craft Diagrams.

July 15, 2013

    The Mercury Space Program was the first attempt by the United States government to put a man in space. The idea was to do it before the Soviets. They won that race in April of 1961 when Yuri Gagarin became the fist person to orbit the Earth. A month later Alan Shepherd became […]

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X-51 WaveRider. The Fastest Vehicle On Earth.

February 1, 2013

  X-51 WaveRider   The X-51 or WaveRider is an experimental flight testbed developed by a joint consortium of DARPA, NASA, Pratt & Whutney and Boeing. This scram jet scoops up air and compresses it into an ignition chamber. It is believed to have traveled at speeds over 4000 miles an hour for extended periods […]

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The Fallen Astronaut. A Ceremony Performed On The Moon Without NASA’s Sanction.

December 7, 2012

  Apollo 15 was the ninth manned Moon mission planned and the fourth one where people disembarked and walked on the surface. It landed on July 30th 1971.  James Irwin and David Scott had a Lunar Rover that allowed them to travel a few kilometers away and carry 170 pounds of Moon Rocks. They stayed […]

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Astronauts Criticize Obama’s NASA Budget.

November 17, 2012

  Gene Cernan     Gene Cernan, Commander of Apollo 17 had this to say about Obama’s NASA budget:   “For The United States, the leading space faring nation for nearly half a century, to be without carriage to low Earth orbit and with no human exploration capability to go beyond Earth orbit for an […]

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Three Important Independent Small Technology Companies Are Critical For The Curiosity Rover.

September 15, 2012

InXitu InXitu is a company out of California that uses X-ray beams to identify materials. This will be part of the Curiosity Rover’s Materials Lab. Honeybee Robotics Founded by 1983 by Stephen Gorevan and Chris Chapman, the Manhattan-based Honeybee Robotics the sample manipulations system and a dust cleaning system for The Curiosity Rover. Honeybee Robotics […]

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The Mars Lander Filmed From The Lander POV

August 24, 2012

    This is what is happening parsed out in seconds of time elapsed on the video. The video is played at 3X normal speed. Before video starts – parachute  0:00 -Heat shield separation 0:21 – Heat shield impacts surface (bottom left) 0:25 – Parachute separation and then the lander makes a rocket-powered descent 0:34 […]

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Must See Video As NASA Puts A Car Sized Robot On Mars

August 7, 2012

Go to 3:30 And watch as they learn the Rover is on MARS.   Related Posts:We Are The New Martians.The Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” Rover.Very Cool Curiosity Rover Mission AnimationA Reminder That We Abandoned Three Cars On The Moon.Great Lunar Roving Vehicle Schematics And Prototypes

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Someone Found And Posted The Actual Engineer Logs For The Apollo 11 Lunar Module.

July 29, 2012

          As you look through these, you will see if you can read the manuscripts, that the lunar modules were basically duct taped together battery powered toys. The ability to regulate current the way we do know simply did not exist as an exact science. And so circuit boards were constantly […]

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The Apollo Goodwill Disc.

July 23, 2012

    I found this on Flickr and on Boingboing. The US flag that was planted on the moon was on a base that contained a silicon disc filled with information. A calling card as it were in case someone else ever came across us. It was designed to last thousands of years, perhaps after […]

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Footage From Space.

June 15, 2012

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Satirical Tribute To The Brains Behind The United Stated States Space Program, And Murderer Of Thousands. Werner Von Braun

May 4, 2012

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Dreams Of Space Is A Great Blog! You Must Visit This Nostalgic Collection.

February 16, 2012

          “A simple book covering all aspect of space travel including history, physics, U.S. and Russian space efforts, building a space station, manned exploration of the Moon, and exploration of the planets. It has wonderful paintings of all these things devoting a page or two to each topic. “A Maxton Book […]

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The Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” Rover.

September 24, 2011

It will take eight months to get there. It will have to be launched in between Thanksgiving and December 18th, 2011 and it will land between August 6th and August 20th 2012. This vehicle will be powered by radioactive plutonium and so will not be subject to the vicissitudes of Mars’ violent weather and sudden cloud cover that has plagued the Spirit and Opportunity Rovers. The self contained power plant will provide considerably more power, 2.5 kilowatts a day versus .6 kilowatts form the Spirit and Opportunity rovers. The Curiosity Rover is designed to see if Mars can, could or ever did contain life in any form. It will have powerful lasers that will vaporize rocks and other samples and sophisticated machinery that can analyze the results.

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Few Americans Know About Or Appreciate The Work Done By The Cassini-Huygens Probe. This Is A Must See Video Of The Outer Solar System Put To Music.

August 8, 2011

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