• 2023 Week 7 – Lock-n-Load

    2023 Week 7 – Lock-n-Load

    Feb 27, 2023 – I just realized this post was still sitting in the Drafts folder! The last two posts have had a lot of food content in them so I’ll start this one with just one piece of food news. According to Eater, In-N-Out is expanding eastward and opening up an office outside of…

  • 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

    Project Apollo – 8,400 Images from the Apollo Program

    I’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 &…

  • From NASA – Astronaut’s Photography Manual

    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…

  • 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…

  • We Choose The Moon

    The John F. Kennedy Library & Museum has an incredible interactive website that details the Apollo Space Mission.  We Choose The Moon covers the first mission to the moon.  From pre-launch radio chatter to the return trip, its all here.  Great educational site for kids!