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December 24, 2013
brooklynmutt:

Good morning! The night before Christmas, and 2 humans are out in the open vacuum of space. - @Cmdr_Hadfield

Careful out there. I hear this is how the plot to Gravity started off.

brooklynmutt:

Good morning! The night before Christmas, and 2 humans are out in the open vacuum of space. - @Cmdr_Hadfield

Careful out there. I hear this is how the plot to Gravity started off.

18:19 // 4 months ago
August 6, 2012
breakingnews:

Reuters: From the Gale Crater on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover sends back its first image of the Martian surface after it lands successfully, it now begins a 2-year mission to search for remnants of life on the red planet’s surface. Photo: NASA/Curiosity Rover

Just touching the surface. Literally. Dudes, this is so cool.

breakingnews:

Reuters: From the Gale Crater on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover sends back its first image of the Martian surface after it lands successfully, it now begins a 2-year mission to search for remnants of life on the red planet’s surface.

Photo: NASA/Curiosity Rover

Just touching the surface. Literally. Dudes, this is so cool.

7:10 // 1 year ago
June 16, 2012

Here’s a video, shown in infrared, of that weird spacecraft that landed today after a secret mission. The conspiracy theories start … now.

21:40 // 1 year ago
April 20, 2012
A new company backed by two Google Inc. billionaires, film director James Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources—with mining asteroids the possible target.

James Cameron, Google Founder Back Space-Mining Venture - WSJ.com

What about Bruce Willis?

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Needs more famous people backing it.

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19:45 // 2 years ago
January 26, 2012
The treaty explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the Moon or a planet, claiming that they are the Common heritage of mankind. [Article II] of the Treaty states that ‘outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means.’
The Outer Space Treaty, of which the United States is a signatory. Sorry, Newt Gingrich, looks like your moon colony idea won’t be happening anytime soon. [Full treaty by the US State Department here] (via producermatthew)

We were looking forward to that colony. Now, sadly, we’re going to have to go back to bed and cry about it.
15:49 // 2 years ago
October 31, 2011

Milestone? China could send its first female astronaut into space

We suppose a Chinese space station would be a real blast to reside in. China will be sending a spacecraft up soon to collect data regarding a future space station. “Although Shenzhou-8 is unmanned, we equipped the spacecraft with devices recording real images and mechanical parameters during its flight, both of which are vital to future manned missions,” said Wu Ping, a spokesperson for the Chinese space program. If this flight proves successful, China will send up two more missions next year; one of those missions will be manned. There are currently two female astronauts being trained by China, and if one of them is picked, they’ll be the first Chinese woman in space. Is this about time, or does no one really care who China sends into space?  source

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23:21 // 2 years ago