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The Fermi Paradox - Wait But Why
A rather good explaination of a big question, and some of the possible answers.
Interesting  aliens  life  science  space 
july 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
#Shirtgate / #Shirtstorm - a bunch of people being disappointed and saying "That's inappropriate", not a feminist lynch mob
Assuming this is an accurate representation (I've not searched myself), the guy in the stupid shirt hasn't been 'hounded', he's just very visibly worn an inappropriate shirt, thus had quite a few people react (fairly mildly) to it.
culture  sex  sexism  image  science  space  spaaaaace 
november 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Scientists Might Have Accidentally Solved The Hardest Part Of Building Space Elevators - Yahoo Finance
'science fiction writer Sir Arthur C. Clarke predicted that a space elevator would be built ten years after everybody stopped laughing. By the time he died, in 2008, everybody had.'
Interesting  Awesome  technology  living-in-the-future  space  spaaaaace 
october 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Life 'originated from space' claim scientists - Telegraph
'...sending a balloon high into the stratosphere. On its return they found organisms that were too large to have originated from Earth.'
life  posttofacebook  interesting  space  aliens  exciting-science-not-yet-published-in-a-peer-reviewed-journal  science 
september 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
NASA Starts Work on Real Life Star Trek Warp Drive
'Dr. White and his colleagues don't just believe a real life warp drive is theoretically possible; they've already started the work to create one.'
posttofacebook  space  technology  Star-Trek  via-#maelfroth  science  SCIENCE!!!  living-in-the-future  awesome 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Our Presidents • “In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969. White...
'White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.

It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records.'
space  politics  death  life  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
First Female U.S. Astronaut, Sally Ride, Comes Out In Obituary
'The pioneering scientist was, a statement from Sally Ride Science announced, survived by "Tam O'Shaughnessy, her partner of 27 years."'
USA  posttofacebook  space  history  science  LGBT  gender  awesome  interesting 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
We already have the technology to send trains into space, at a fraction of the cost of rockets
'Startram, a proposed launch system that would use magnetic levitation trains, a 1000-mile tunnel, and a superconducting cable to reach low Earth orbit.'
posttofacebook  technology  space  humanity;-actually-able-to-do-some-awesome-stuff-after-all  science  SCIENCE!!!  awesome 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
6 Real Planets That Put Science Fiction to Shame | Cracked.com
'our imagination has no chance of competing with the jaw-dropping, pants-peeing craziness outer space is capable of cooking up.'
weird  SCIENCE!!!  science  astronomy  space  cracked  awesome  interesting 
february 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Space Exploration History: The Space Shuttle and the Horse's Rear End
The width of the booster rockets for the space shuttle is partially determined by the width of the arse of a Roman chariot horse.
posttofacebook  dude...  awesome  space  history  design  technology  SCIENCE!!!  science  amusing  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - How will real Mars mission differ from simulation?
'Six members of an international crew have come to the end of a gruelling 17-month Mars simulation exercise. But in what ways would a real mission to the Red Planet be different?'
interesting  science  space  dude... 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Back from the Moon, Apollo Astronauts Had to Go Through Customs | Space.com
'Before the ticker tape parades and the inevitable world tour, the triumphant Apollo 11 astronauts were greeted with a more mundane aspect of life on Earth when they splashed down 40 years ago today - going through customs.'
amusing  awesome  space  SCIENCE!!!  law 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Charlie's Diary: The High Frontier, Redux
Why we're not going interstellar for a *very* long time if at all (excepting magical new means of tranport), and why even Solar System colonisation is questionable for a fair while.
comment  geeky  interesting  space  science  scifi 
june 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink

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