"Flying from Orlando, FL I had the rare opportunity to be able to watch Discovery's final launch as it embarks on STS-133," explains software developer Neil Monday, who shot this incredible video. Also spotted on MSNBC's Cosmic Log blog, with links to other great alternative shots.
Twenty Thousand Hertz is a podcast about sounds. Case in point: the latest episode, "Space Audity," which explores how, exactly, sound travels through the vacuum space, and the very practical technological complications that would make potential Martian communications difficult. Here's the official synopsis: We've all heard the iconic recordings from the Apollo missions. But how… READ THE REST
[VIDEO: CGTN, a Chinese state broadcaster] China on Tuesday launched a robotic spacecraft to bring back rocks from the moon. Reuters reports it's the first attempt any nation has made since the 1970s to retrieve samples from the lunar surface. Back then, it was us. Russia did, also. Now, it's China. Excerpt: The Long March-5,… READ THE REST
As command transitions from the Trump administration to the incoming Biden administration, the U.S. Air Force today announced the final six candidate locations to host the U.S. Space Command headquarters. They include — • Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico • Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska • Patrick Air Force Base, Florida • Peterson… READ THE REST
This is it. The console wars are back – and this year might be the most blistering, savagely-fought engagement ever between bitter rivals, Sony and Microsoft. Sony's PlayStation 5 and Microsoft's Xbox Series X consoles have been slowly dribbling their way into players' hands the past several days, triggering massive store runs and sold out… READ THE REST
We'd all love to make the trip home this year for the holidays, but the reality is, that's probably not in the cards for millions right now. But with encouraging signs that a COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021 may be the light at the end of our dark and dreary 2020 tunnel, it isn't too… READ THE REST
This year, the pledge to focus on your health and take better care of yourself in 2021 needs to be more than just words. As we've all seen the past several months, your health is your most precious asset. So when it comes to getting your body into its best possible shape, it's time to… READ THE REST