Monthly Archives: December 2010

Casual Friday — Commemorating the shuttle

Since the space shuttle program is planned to wind down next year, it seemed fitting for this News Year edition of “Casual Friday” to play host to this video pulled together by a couple of Glenn Research Center engineers — it’s a “greatest hits” collection of space shuttle launch video…

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Carnivalia — 12/22 – 12/28

You get a skinny list of science-related blog carnivals this week, maybe to counteract any expansion of our personal waistlines due to holiday treats?…

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The scientific tourist #154 — Bench seats, no waiting…

A peek into the Apollo 9 command module on display at the San Diego Air & Space Museum…

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Casual Friday — crayons for all!

I was wracking my brain, trying to come up with a bit of video even vaguely holiday-related for you today — so here you go…

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Carnivalia — 12/15 – 12/21

The past week’s crop of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for you…

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The scientific tourist #153 — an ALSRC

This is an ALSRC (Apollo Lunar Sample Return Container) at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.: This particular ALSRC was used for pre-flight ground training, but it’s essentially the same thing as what flew on the Apollo missions to the moon. … Continue reading

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Casual Friday — the Antikythera Mechanism recreated, with Legos

Courtesy of Nature magazine, a modern creation of the world’s first (mechanical) computer…

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Carnivalia — 12/08 – 12/14

The past week’s selection of (mostly) science-related blog carnivals for you…

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The scientific tourist #152 — Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic house design…

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Casual Friday — the first Dragon flies

If you haven’t been tuned in to the chatter on the usual space-related web news sites, make sure you watch the launch video for the first Dragon spacecraft this past Wednesday…

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