NASA released a new interactive infographic that attempts to give a picture of future of human spaceflight activities and where NASA might be going. The new Space Launch system and the Orion MPCV figure prominently in going to future destinations such as the Moon, Mars, Asteroids and even LaGrange Points.
This video was taken by the crew of Expedition 30 on board the International Space Station. The sequence of shots was taken January 29, 2012 from 05:33:11 to 05:48:10 GMT, on a pass from just southwest of Mexico to the North Atlantic Ocean, northeast of Newfoundland.
Parts of a number of European nations appear in this nighttime image taken from the International Space Station in Feb. 2, 2012. The scene shows the British Isles (left, partially obstructed by one of the space station’s solar array panels) with London just right of bottom center; the English Channel, which is dark; Paris (lower right corner); and the Netherlands (right side). The greenish airglow is fairly uniform and minor until it transitions to daybreak on the right.
Richard “Lord British” Garriott video game designer (and creator of the Ultima franchise of PC games) story of his $30 million trip to the International Space Station (lucky bastard)! See here for the story.
A new global treaty, ACTA, could allow corporations to police what we do on the Internet. Last week we successfully pushed back the US censorship bills A.C.T.A. and P.I.P.A. — if we act now, we can get the EU Parliament to bury this new threat — add your voice now!