Tags: nasa

NASA Study Proposes Airships, Cloud Cities for Venus Exploration - IEEE Spectrum

Airships in the atmosphere of Venus. More plausible than it might sound at first.

IXS Enterprise (IXS-110) - an album on Flickr

Design fiction from a NASA scientist.

Archeology, Anthropology, and Interstellar Communication edited by Douglas A. Vakoch

A free PDF download from NASA on all things SETI, specifically the challenges of interspecies interstellar communication.

2001: A Space Odyssey

A really nice piece on Robert McCall, who was artist-in-residence at NASA and worked as conceptual artist on Kubrick and Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Flickr: ugordan’s Photostream

Gorgeous colour-processed images from NASA probes. I could stare at the fountains of Enceladus all day.

Black Marble - City Lights 2012 - a set on Flickr

Gorgeous pictures from the Suomi satellite, just released by NASA

greg.org: the making of: The Satelloons Of Project Echo: Must. Find. Satelloons.

Bomp. bomp. bomp. Satelloon of love. Bomp. bomp. bomp. Satelloon of love.

Science Hack Day, San Francisco - open.NASA

A round-up of the hacks from this weekend’s Science Hack Day in San Francisco. Sounds like it was great!

The Great Universe of Data on Vimeo

One of the opening lightning talks at Science Hack Day in San Francisco by Sean Herron of NASA.

YouTube - Mars Science Laboratory (Curiosity Rover) Mission Animation

The plan to get Curiosity Rover onto the surface of Mars (ignore the cheesy sound effects in space).

Spacelog

This is a truly excellent project: transcribing and archiving the transmissions of historic space missions. Excellent!

Flickr: NASA on The Commons' Photostream

NASA is now part of Flickr Commons: loads of wonderful science-related pictures with no known copyright restrictions.

NASA Joins Web Consortium to Help Improve Universal Access - Yahoo! News

Science meets standards: NASA joins the W3C.

How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

My new favourite single serving site.

The Space Elevator Games

For those about to spacehack, we salute you. 2009-07-14, the Mojave desert.

Kansas City Space Pirates - Home

A team competing in NASA's beamed power climber competition—a race to provide one of the technologies needed for building a space elevator. I doff my hat to these guys.

Spacehack

This looks wonderful: "a directory of ways to participate in space exploration." I'll be keeping my eye on the Elevator:2010 project.

Interview @MarsPhoenix - Universe

An interview with Veronica McGregor, the human being behind the wonderful MarsPhoenix Twitter account.

NASA - NASA Successfully Tests First Deep Space Internet

We have a new network protocol, courtesy of Vint Cerf and NASA. Move over TCP/IP, here comes DTN: Disruption-Tolerant Networking.

arielwaldman wiki / space

Ariel has put together a list of 100 space-related Twitter accounts.

BMWSportTouring Forums: Space Shuttle Processing: Rarely seen by the general public

This photoset of a space shuttle' journey from assembly to launchpad is bringing back memories of that behind-the-scenes glimpse of Cape Canaveral I was lucky enough to enjoy. Thanks again, Benny!

Google Mars

That partnership between Google and Nasa is beginning to bear some fruit.

NASA's biometric robot head

This is deep, deep, deep within the uncanny valley. *shudder*