Wednesday Wanderings: New Moons for Jupiter, Huge Plane May Carry Rockets to the Edge of Space, and NASA and SpaceX Agree to Test Fueling Rockets with Astronauts Aboard

Ten new moons have been discovered around Jupiter, bringing the total to 79: Jupiter Moons Is this bigger-than-huge plane the answer to getting rockets into space? Stratolaunch In more space news, NASA may be on the verge of allowing SpaceX to fuel rockets after astronauts are aboard: SpaceX ====================================================== Coming soon: Two's Company, a sci-fi novel in … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: New Moons for Jupiter, Huge Plane May Carry Rockets to the Edge of Space, and NASA and SpaceX Agree to Test Fueling Rockets with Astronauts Aboard

Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Capsule Revealed, Steve Perry, Red Tide In Florida, and Oldest Pterodactyl Fossil in Utah

A group of reporters was invited to take a look at a mock-up of the SpaceX capsule that will fly astronauts next year: SpaceX This is interesting. It's been all over social media and rock music news. Nothing definitive, and as always, I will believe it when I hear it. (But this may just be … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: SpaceX Capsule Revealed, Steve Perry, Red Tide In Florida, and Oldest Pterodactyl Fossil in Utah

Friday Review: Return to Earth by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Wayne Warga

Return to Earth by Buzz Aldrin My rating: 2 of 5 stars I tried, really I did. I kept plugging away at it for a couple weeks. But I ended up reading only a few pages at a time, and then I had to stop. I honestly thought this would be far more interesting than … Continue reading Friday Review: Return to Earth by Colonel Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr. and Wayne Warga

Wednesday Wanderings: Busy Hands Equal Better Brains, Astronaut’s DNA Changes in Space, Early American Ancestors, and Massachusetts Castles

We've all heard the old saw "Idle hands are the devil's playground", right? Well, it seems that there may be a good reason for keeping our hands busy (other than avoiding the influence of the devil): Busy Hands Space flight can alter more than your perceptions of life and our world. It can actually alter … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Busy Hands Equal Better Brains, Astronaut’s DNA Changes in Space, Early American Ancestors, and Massachusetts Castles

Wednesday Wanderings: Diving the Thames to Save a Font, Labeling Bookstore Sections, HD TimeLapse Earth from ISS, and Mardi Gras

Early in this century, the designer of a really lovely typeface dumped into the Thames by its designer to save it from industrialization. Now, this man has found some of the original type and designed a typeface based on it: Doves Type This man went into a bookstore and rearranged and relabeled some sections into … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Diving the Thames to Save a Font, Labeling Bookstore Sections, HD TimeLapse Earth from ISS, and Mardi Gras

Wednesday Wanderings: Spiderman Space Suit, Web Connecting Galaxies, Favorite Pubs of Famous Authors, Harry Potter Guide to UK

A new design for astronauts' space suits: Looks like Spiderman, but may allow exploration of Mars: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3023128/futurist-forum/this-sleek-spiderman-spacesuit-could-take-astronauts-to-mars#1 Astronomers get first look at web tha connects galaxies: http://io9.com/our-first-glimpse-of-the-web-that-connects-all-galaxies-1505762919 Ever wanted to drink in the same pubs as famous authors? For book nerds who love a good cocktail, here's a list of some pubs favorited by famous … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Spiderman Space Suit, Web Connecting Galaxies, Favorite Pubs of Famous Authors, Harry Potter Guide to UK