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December 04, 2006

Burial in space

Leaving Earth to touch the cosmos is an experience few have ever known, but many have often dreamed of. Memorial Spaceflights makes it possible to honor the dream and memory of your departed loved one by launching a symbolic portion of cremated remains into Earth orbit, onto the lunar surface or into deep space

Spray Paint Art at Spacepainting.com

The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth hosts the best and most complete online collection of astronaut photographs of the Earth. (Site is very cumbersome to navigate)

Unrelated: Elephants swimming, above. (From Arbroath)

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November 07, 2006

Moon walkers

Walk_on_the_moon Fallen Astronaut is an small aluminum sculpture of an astronaut in a spacesuit. It is the only piece of art on the Moon. (From Look at this’s Space Links)

Shepard's Prayer” by Alan Shepard, one of only 12 humans who walked on the moon

Native American Reservation on the Moon features incompatibility and rootlessness. Maintaining subtle humor, the series creates a hypothetical account of Native Americans that lost their original lands and were forced to settle on a distant satellite in order to carry on with their traditional culture and heritage. (From Nabeel's Cosmos)

Shuttle Launch Seen From the International Space Station, September 9, 2006. (Correction: These pictures were taken from a chase plane. Thank you, Daldianus)

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September 14, 2006

Upside down without a hanger

Black_hole_space Is this picture upside down?

Planetarium by Mr. Paul Neave

Lots of Batteries Included

Starry, starry night. (Click on bottom right corner to biggify)

Dan Goodsell tours Our Solar System

Brent Simon, super nerd, plays Space Camp on his synth

Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson

Time Line of the Universe

Ed Grothus' Black Hole of Los Alamos

Map of the Known Universe

(Can’t remember what this link is about because Metafilter is down right now, but I thought it was a good link when I first saw it some times ago, and I’m sure it will be up again when it publishes later at 12:01AM)…

An Overview of the Solar System

Last month in space

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July 08, 2006

Black Holes are Actually Green

Wernher_von_braun Virtual Tour of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff dumping 250 tons of burning rocket fuel around the launch pad

Buzz Aldrin punches guy in the face - Sometimes life is just black & white

The capture of Wernher von Braun. The Tom Lehrer song

Celestia, The free space simulation that lets you explore our universe in three dimensions. Also, Orbiter flight simulator

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June 03, 2006

Raining Aliens

Endless Titan Descent Data Movie with Bells and Whistles. “This is what a database looks like when you add sound, light, and time. Watching this makes me reflect on how data can be represented in so many ways and we’ve only begun to scratch the surface…”

NASA Ozone Hole Watch

The Da Vinci Glow. Five hundred years ago, Leonardo Da Vinci solved an ancient astronomical riddle: the mystery of Earthshine

Pix of a solar eclipse and many others

Two outer rings detected around Uranus

Many More Unusual Space Links Here

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March 02, 2006

July 20, 1969

27_january_1967_1 Relative size of planets

A man eats tea in zero G with chopsticks

360-degree infrared view of the Milky Way, thanks to the GLIMPSE project. (GLIMPSE = Galactic Legacy Infrared Mid-Plane Survey Extraordinaire)…

Newly released from The US National Archives in Google Video: Footage of the Apollo 11 mission, and the first person to step on the moon

The Apollo 1 tragedy, 27 January 1967

Many More Unusual Space Links Here

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November 12, 2005

The Next Generation

Star_wars_gif Space Shuttle EVA Space Suit Replica. Get highly detailed replicas of spacesuits, flight suits, and space-crafts for sale and for rental

Moon Thumbnails

Voyager's Golden Record

Watch PBS’s The Elegant Universe (3 hours)

The successful launching of the Shenzhou V, the Divine Vessel, on 15 October 2003, with taikonaut Yang Liwei on board, marked a giant leap forward in the Chinese space program that saw its origins in the 1960s

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams

Wikipedia on Star Trek. (I actually never seen even one of the 726 episodes and ten motion pictures). Buy 212 Star Trek DVDs in one package

Everything Skylab

It is impossible to identify a meteorite from a photograph. Often, however, we can say “This is almost certainly not a meteorite” by looking at a photograph... The tongue-in-cheek term for a rock that is not a meteorite is a Meteorwrong

Many More unusual links about space travel Here

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August 12, 2005

Hygiene in Space

Laika Space Mission Patches covers the patches for all US manned missions prior to the Space Shuttle

A study of the Galaxy Song by Eric Idle. Eric Idle, Monty Python player extraordinaire, wrote the Galaxy Song for the movie The Meaning of Life. I was quite curious to see how it has withstood 20 years of astronomical leaps in our understanding of the universe

The Cosmic Distance Scale will give an impression of how immense our Universe is by employing a method used many times in "Power of 10" films - that is, starting with an image of the Earth and then zooming out to the furthest visible reaches of our Universe

"Waste Collection Systems" in space - i.e. How do astronauts go to the bathroom?

Mars Rover Sunset: A Moment Frozen in Time. This Panoramic Camera mosaic was taken around 6:07 in the evening of the rover's 489th martian day, or sol

$100 million moon flight with Space Adventures

Encyclopedia Astronautica

Seen everywhere: Steve Robinson’s Self-Portrait. Astronaut turns camera on himself during repair job "underneath" Discovery on August 3.

Laika, the first space dog, did not live nearly as long as Soviet officials led the world to believe

Many More unusual links about space travel Here

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July 09, 2005

"Keep this in mind, Jimmy Carter..."


Ten things you should do if you encounter a UFO. No 1: Remain CALM.

Welcome to Paper Starships

Incorrect moon illustrations in children's literature

A strange Moonwalking clip

Lunar Navigator - Interactive maps of the moon

The Atlas of the Universe. This web page is designed to give everyone an idea of what our universe actually looks like

The Nine Planets - A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System

NASA’s Deep Impact site. Animation of the Crash

A U.S. millionaire scientist to become only third space tourist to visit the international space station

Many More unusual links about space travel Here

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May 01, 2005

Einstein’s Ring

Lunar Space Rocket Launch Sites Around the World. There are not many spaceports around the world. Fewer than two dozen have been constructed during the Space Age. Some are well known places open to the public, while others are top secret closed sites. The spaceports dot the globe at locations dictated by political realities and technical requirments for lifting satellites to orbit above Earth. Over the decades since 1957, some 5,000 satellites have been boosted above the atmosphere from these sites. The busiest spaceports are Cape Canaveral, Vandenberg, Baikonur, Plesetsk, Kourou, Tanegashima, Jiuquan, Xichang and Sriharikota

Yurii Gagarin taking a leak during the bus drive to the launch pad

1961, a film by Paul Yeh & Oksana Badrak, about Gagarin’s flight

Hello. I am writing to you from inside a black hole. I don't know how I ended up in here

Bruce McCandless, lonely in space. (APOD)

"Houston, we've had a problem." Apollo 13, We Have a Solution - Rather than hurried improvisation, saving the crew of Apollo 13 took years of preparation

Hubble telescope celebrates 15 years of discovery

Virtual Reality Phase of the Moon

Universe Today. Space news from around the internet. Updated every weekday

Making the rounds: The Old Negro Space Program. A short, fictitious documentary telling the story of African-American Astronauts

Many More Unusual links about space travel Here

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February 16, 2005

Walking on the moon

Cyclop"In Event of Moon Disaster", a memo from William Safire to H. R. Haldeman from July 18, 1969

Why does the Sombrero Galaxy look like a hat?

The Soviet exploration of Venus, from 1961 to 1985. Soviet Space Cameras

Top 10 Images of The Mars Rover

Walking on the moon. Full-screen panoramas of Apollo astronauts. Apollo 8 Christmas Message. The Flight of Apollo 11 (The Eagle Has Landed), a NASA-produced documentary on the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Hubble Heritage Image Gallery

6 feet 1 inch LEGO model of the space craft Discovery from 2001. A short LEGO version of One: A Space Odyssey. (Click on 'Skip ad')

New black & white stamp honours Jewish 'moon boy' who was murdered at Auschwitz

Cassini Saturn Imaging

Rocket Man. Richard Branson conquered the world. Now he wants to fly you to space

Making the rounds: Ascale model of the solar system, 1 pixel = ~1,000 km

(Disturbing image above from 5318008.co.uk). Many More Unusual links about space travel Here

Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is Lilia Efimova’s “ Mathemagenic”, - ‘Giving birth to learning’. If you know of a blog that should be considered as “Blog Of The Day”, please email me at realhanan (at) yahoo (dot) com, or post a comment at the bottom of this post.

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October 18, 2004

Experiencing g-force

SunJán Podolský’s collects autographs of astronauts (and many other celebrated personalities)

NGC 6543, Cat's Eye Nebula. HD44179, the ”Red rectangle” nebulae. Poster of Planetary and Galactic Nebulae

“Astronomy Picture of the Day” Hurricane Ivan as seen from the orbiting International Space Station (ISS) on from 2004 September 15

Remember dreaming you could fly? It's exactly like that.

Spiral Galaxies

Time-lapse animations (1999)

Many More Unusual Space Links Here

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August 18, 2004

“'For NASA, space is still a priority”


The surprise of soldering in space. (From “Endless Parade of Excellence”)

The meaning of astronauts’ hand signals

Call for candidates to participate in ground-based experiments of future exploratory human missions to Mars

Apollo 11 panoramic view of the moon. Onion-inspired: Neil Armstrong’s awful truth. Warning: language!

Re-post: From Mars to Earth is too magical to see only once

Starships. A science fiction web site, dedicated to spaceships in art, science and literature

Generic Euphemisms of the Lockheed Martin’s Mission statements. (From Aerospace Resources)

Quote above by president George W Bush. Lots of links about Traveling to the Moon Here

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June 30, 2004

Space Cadets

Alan_bean Alan Bean's Space paintings describes his travels. He was the Lunar Module Pilot of Apollo 12, and thus the 4th man to walk on the moon. (From Incoming Signals)

Peter Thorpe Rocket Paintings

Mojave Airport calls itself “America's First Inland Spaceport”. On June 21, 2004, the age of commercial space exploration was launched there with the flight of Space Ship One

Comets from The Astronomical Institutes of the University of Bonn

I need more readers! If you enjoy this blog, please forward it to your friends - they will appreciate it too! Lots of links about space travel Here

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April 17, 2004

Spaced out

space_Home.gifWhat is X PRIZE ? The X PRIZE is a $10,000,000 prize to jumpstart the space tourism industry through competition between the most talented entrepreneurs and rocket experts in the world. The $10 Million cash prize will be awarded to the first team that:
 Privately finances, builds & launches a spaceship, able to carry three people to 100 kilometers (62.5 miles)
 Returns safely to Earth
 Repeats the launch with the same ship within 2 weeks

Scaled Composites - a schedule for the first flight of SpaceShipOne to space?

Moonbase game

More Links about Space Here

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