Since the folks at NASA successfully landed the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars, there has been nobody on Earth cooler and more confident than these guys and gals. One of the biggest stars in this story is the guy with the weird haircut who has been all over the internet. Some of these scientists look so much younger and cooler than when we used to watch these things on TV.
One thing we see all the time while driving on Tri-State area roads are animals and reptiles on the roadway. What is it about turtles on Hwy 41, the Lloyd and Veterans Memorial Parkway? More often than not, when we see these critters they are roadkill. Do you think it's possible the drivers who hit these creatures did it on purpose?
The space program is all but over and the space shuttle program has ended. Space Shuttle Discovery made it's final voyage yesterday around Washington D.C. on the back of a NASA 747 headed for retirement at the Smithsonian. Throngs pf people watched Discovery say goodbye as it made it's way from Cape Canaveral, Florida to Dulles International Airport.
We see the moon almost every single night without thinking much about it. We thought about the moon a lot in 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the lunar surface. The moon never seems to change with the craters and formations looking permanent, but we now know the moon did not always look like it does now.
This Monday, February 20th will mark the 50th anniversary of John Glenn's historic ride into space, although Glenn was actually the third American in space. It was in 1961 that Alan Shepard and Mitchell, Indiana's own Gus Grissom flew short suborbital missions to become the first Americans in space.
Below is an incredible time-lapse video that uses NASA photos of the Earth taken from the International Space Station. It is very interesting to see our world in time-lapse video form. Enjoy this celestial view of our planet.
Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo...
It's 4 days until autumn begins
Today is also.....International Talk Like a Pirate Day and National Butterscotch Pudding Day
- NASA scientists say they've spotted a new planet in the solar system that actually orbits around two suns.