Y’s head cold, which she is still suffering from, has dispatched a rearguard to attack my ill-equipped bodily defenses. Thus, I now have a cold, too. There isn’t much to do for a cold other than keeping one’s self comfortable and well fed with chicken soup. However, I do particularly enjoy reading uplifting things IContinue reading “Summer Head Cold, Thinking About Missed Shuttle Launches”
About three hours ago, Space Shuttle Endeavour launched for its last mission in space and to the International Space Station. The NASA press release describes the liftoff: “Space shuttle Endeavour is officially on its way to the International Space Station on its STS-134 mission and final flight. Endeavour lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space CenterContinue reading “Space Shuttle Endeavour Launches on Last Mission”
A thermostat problem relating to an auxiliary power unit (one of three units that power hydraulic systems aboard the orbiter) has forced the launch to be delayed for 72 hours. For more details go here.
BBC America’s HD coverage of today’s wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton is impressive. The detail is amazing and the cinematography is very smart. In part, the terrific shots are made possible by an insane number of HD cameras on remote gimbals. What make and model cameras did they use? Say what you willContinue reading “Thoughts on Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s Wedding”
Today is a good day. William and Kate got hitched earlier this morning, and later this afternoon at 3:47pm, Space Shuttle Endeavour is scheduled to lift off on its final mission into low Earth orbit. A bunch of Twitter followers of NASA have front row seats, and President Obama and First Lady Michelle will beContinue reading “Miles O’Brien is Video/Live Blogging the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-134 launch on BoingBoing”
I have decided to sell some of my Lego collection sets including these two from the Launch Command series. They are awesome builds, and I hope that I can find a good home for them. Links to my ebay Buy It Now or Best Offer listings are below each photo. Lego System 6339 Shuttle LaunchContinue reading “Lego Launch Command Sets For Sale”
For the past couple of weeks, I have considered playing with Legos bricks again. I had a lot of fun assembling the Midi-scale Millennium Falcon, because during that build, I returned to a kind of concentration and elevation from worry that I hadn’t felt in a very long time. It is the same kind ofContinue reading “The Beginnings of a Major Lego Project”
This is what I wish I saw when I looked out my vehicle’s rear window. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for me, but it is the case for the STS-128 crew aboard Space Shuttle Discovery right now. Details on the picture, courtesy of NASA, are available here.
This year is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission “to land a man on the moon and return him safely to the Earth.” There is a cool new site that is recreating the launch experience in real time at wechoosethemoon.org. In more recent space news, I was hoping that the Space Shuttle EndeavourContinue reading “Apollo 11 Anniversary”