Friday, July 21, 2017

Last Shurrle

Six years ago today, the last space shuttle mission landed.

NASA still has no internal way to put astronauts in space.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Apollo 11

Today is the 48th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon.

Hundreds of years from now, that will be remembered as the defining event of the twentieth century.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Perspective

IBM's revenue has dropped for 21 straight quarters.  Current estimates put the company's revenues for the most recent quarter at roughly $19.2 billion.

That's about the size of the current proposed NASA annual budget.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ross 128

Researchers have picked up strange radio signals from Ross 128, a red dwarf 11 light years away.

They haven't found the cause yet, but they don't believe aliens are involved.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Teleportation

Chinese scientists have set a new record for the long-distance teleportation of a packet of information at 870 miles.

The experiment is a big step towards quantum communications, which, in theory, would be totally secure.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Mars Together

Private firms are telling Congress that a public-private partnership could get humans to Mars quicker and cheaper than a strictly NASA effort will.

They also argue a commercially oriented space station needs to be in place before ISS is deorbited.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Killing Cancer

Research on ISS is yielding more insight into curing cancer by giving us a new perspective on cell growth.

In microgravity, tumors grow more like they do within the body than they do in Earthly labs, giving researchers a better idea of what's going on.