Posted on Nov 28, 2012

How SpaceX Plans to Colonize Mars

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From TPM: SpaceX founder Elon Musk has caused quite the commotion in recent days with his proposal to create a human colony on Mars, first unveiled in some detail during a November 16 talk at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London, UK. But after news reports of the talk quoted Musk as saying he’d like to send 80,000 people to the Red Planet in...

Posted on Oct 15, 2012

Austrian Man Breaks Sound Barrier With Stratospheric Jump

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From The AP: ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — In a giant leap from more than 24 miles up, a daredevil skydiver shattered the sound barrier Sunday while making the highest jump ever — a tumbling, death-defying plunge from a balloon to a safe landing in the New Mexico desert. Felix Baumgartner hit Mach 1.24, or 833.9 mph, according to preliminary data, and became the first...

Posted on Sep 21, 2012

The Space Shuttle Endeavor’s Final Voyage

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The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From Reuters: (Reuters) – The space shuttle Endeavour, bolted to the top of a jumbo jet, took off on Friday from Edwards Air Force Base for a last airborne victory lap over California en route to its final frontier and retirement home: a science museum in Los Angeles. Riding piggyback on a modified Boeing 747, the 75-ton winged spaceship departed at 8:17 a.m. (1517...

Posted on Jan 28, 2011

Challenger: 25 Years Ago Today

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I remember this like it was yesterday. For a little 8 year old kid who was obsessed with space exploration this was a kick to the gut of epic proportions. Credit to President Reagan for his great speech at the time: Rest in peace, Ellison S. Onizuka, Sharon Christa McAuliffe, Greg Jarvis, Judy Resnik, Michael J. Smith, Dick Scobee, and Ron McNair. Oliver Willis...