Tag Archives: space

Explore Mars in Mesa on Wednesday

Kobie Boykins, a charismatic, young mechanical engineer at NASA‘s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, will be speaking at Mesa Arts Center (MAC) on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011. Part of the National Geographic Live Arizona Speaker Series, the presentation is called “Exploring Mars: The Next Generation.” Boykins has been at the forefront of Mars exploration, working on such […]

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Podcast Episode 6: Could Alien Astronauts Survive a Trip to Earth?

In Episode 6, I chat with the author of Dead Astronauts, Woodrow Wilson about his book, his name and his proclivity for cooking. We also cover the possibility of life (intelligent or otherwise) in the universe, the myriad ways that alien astronauts would not survive a trip to Earth, cooking and how having eclectic interests […]

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Star Gazing in France in a Pop-Up Cabin

I found this in my Springwise Trends newsletter: French tourism company Bocages has created a pop-up cabin for four that is designed specifically for stargazing. Each cabin features a transparent dome in the roof, a telescope and a sky observation kit. Just launched this year, Carré d’étoiles, portable and reversible cube-shaped structures crafted with recyclable […]

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Advanced Screening of Moon Landing Documentary

sotm_filmflyer2.jpgThe Orlando Science Center will present a special advanced screening of Ron Howard’s In the Shadow of the Moon this Saturday, Sept. 15, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The film will open to the public in selected theaters on Sept. 28.

Howard is lending his name to this feature documentary about the Apollo space program and the first-ever landing on the moon in partnership with THINKFilm to help promote it to the widest possible audience. It is directed by David Sington. Beginning in the early 1960s with President Kennedy’s stated ambition to put an American on the moon before the end of the decade, In the Shadow of the Moon covers the Apollo space program through Apollo 11’s successful lunar landing. (more…)

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