Space Travel

Space Update Episode 4: Shuttle Sadness

"supposedly regular" eh? In any case...

Shuttle

Space Update Episode 3: Hayabusa

The Falcon Flies!

After much delays the Falcon 9 has successfully reached low earth orbit!

It is funny though as a few days ago SpaceX seemed to discourage people being overly expectant of a success;

Space Update Episode 2: Hypersonic Voyager

Hypersonic

10213 Shuttle Adventure: Update

Full details are available now.

10213 Shuttle Adventure

Ages 16+
1,204 pieces
US $99.99 CA $129.99 UK £ 79.99 DE 89.99 €

New set; 10213 Space Shuttle!

It's a dream come true! At last there's a new LEGO Shuttle... and this one looks the best yet! I missed the others due to being in my "Dark Ages" and I'm not going to miss this one. A lot of the classic ones were too small, and the others were not designed for mini-figs. But supposedly this one is!

Space Update Episode 1: Mars Solar Shuttle!

Makes no sense eh? This is part one in a supposedly regular round-up session of space related news. First up is...

Mars

Shuttle Birthday

Today (depending on perspective) is the anniversary of the completion of the first Space Shuttle launch, 29 years ago. Sadly this is the last one she'll have as the last flight is planned for the September 16, this year. Aside from the massive loss of capability that the retirement will bring, this (combined with other cuts at NASA) will result in 10,000 jobs being lost. This works out as roughly of their staff. Will the grand plan of outsourcing work?

The time of truth

Falcon 9

Dreams of VASIMR

I was reading story about VASIMR and I was rather surprised by the quotes. In particular Franklin Chang-Diaz, who is credited as creating the VASIMR concept said;

They were mesmerized by the Apollo days and lived in the Apollo era for 40 years, and they just forgot developing something new

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