Another Spaceport Planned

Space Adventures, the “space experiences company” I mentioned in my Oct. 2, 2005, post, announced Thursday that it plans to build a spaceport in the United Arab Emirates. The spaceport will be based in Ras Al-Khaimah near the southern end of the Persian Gulf, less than an hour drive from Dubai. Other potential locations include […]

Movieland Wax Museum Auction Announced

Have you ever wanted to walk on the bridge of the USS Enterprise from Star Trek? Have you dreamed of walking down the yellow brick road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion? Have you fantasized about turning your garage into a Chamber of Horrors? Well, now’s your chance. On Saturday, March 11, starting […]

Better Sleep for Olympic Hopefuls

What do astronauts and athletes have in common? Well, for the U.S. Olympic Team this year, they both have Dr. Mark Rosekind, a former NASA scientist and president of Alertness Solutions, helping them get a better night’s rest. “Sleep is so important and so basic that it could make the difference between winning the gold […]

Happy Friday the 13th

Are you a friggatriskaidekaphobe (in other words, a person with an overwhelming fear of Friday the 13th)? Well, then, what’re you reading this for? Go back to bed! 🙂 For those of us who thinks it’s all in fun, here are some interesting facts: The word “friggatriskaidekaphobe” has its origins in Nordic mythology and ancient […]

Northern Lights Might Be Packing Their Bags

If you’ve always wanted to visit Alaska to see the aurora borealis, you’d better hurry. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting last Thursday said that because the Earth’s magnetic pole is drifting away from North America toward Siberia, the Northern Lights might be leaving Alaska’s skies for a new home in Siberia. “This may […]