Dark Side of the Moon

Found this video on Reddit that shows the other side of the moon.  The side we don’t see looks a lot different!  This would make an awesome screen saver…

The full rotation of the Moon as seen by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter:

Project Apollo – 8,400 Images from the Apollo Program

21750223320_00ee9c1335_kI’ve always been fascinated with the Space Race and the more I read about it the more I want to learn.  The fact we were able to send so many men into space (and bring them BACK) with what would now be considered primitive technology is amazing.

I ran across this link a while back & thought I’d share.  These are previously unreleased images (8,400 in all) of the Apollo Project uploaded to Flickr.

After reviewing the pictures if you get really ambitious you can try piloting a Online Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) Simulator yourself.  Good luck!

 

 

From NASA – Astronaut’s Photography Manual

Although somewhat simple and dated this manual is a relic of the space age that’s coming to an end.

I’m sure photography in the vacuum weightlessness of space has it challenges, especially when orbiting around the earth at 15,000+ MPH.  With that kind of speed your lighting is going to constantly change and you really need to understand your camera.

A lot of the images we associate with space travel were taken with Hasselblad equipment it remains the main tool for ultra serious photographers.

If you’re interested in learning more about exposure settings and composition this 40-page manual is worth checking out.

Astronauts urine clogs space station water recycler

NASA is finding it is not just mechanical glitches that make the International Space Station a tough place to operate.  Engineers trouble-shooting a problem with the station’s $250 million water recycling system, which processes urine into clean water for drinking, believe the cause is a high concentration of calcium in the astronauts’ urine, which clogs the system. [MORE]