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Framing a Current Event (Comet Siding Spring barely missing Mars and Astronauts)

Recently there was a story on CNN that described the Comet Siding Spring coming in close proximity to Mars and giving the astronauts there a spectators view of the comet while it passed. 357 more words

Intro To Media Studies

To Infinity and Beyond

Our neighbor, Koichi Wakata, has been in outer space four times. Yes, really, it’s true. While he is more than busy with his job he was able to take some time out to speak to me recently about space. 1,244 more words

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There is probably about a week left to watch the BBC4 Cosmonauts documentary on iplayer. The footage is fabulous and the Yuri Gagarin sequence brings a lump to the throat. 500 more words


History and Time Machine Apollo Astronauts Left on the Moon

E = mc2, equation in German-born physicist Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity that showed that the increased relativistic mass (m) of a body comes from the energy of motion of the body—that is, its kinetic… 269 more words


Thunderbirds: to a small kid, a terrifying lot of TV puppet heroes

In the last few posts, I’ve found myself reminiscing about pop-cultural phenomena from my childhood here at the Manse, phenomena that even to me seem a very long time ago. 456 more words

TV In The Manse Years

Three Places To Find Trash (2011)

1. Along the roadside.
2. Waiting to be picked up in the front yard.
3. On the moon.
Alongside the moon buggy tracks-
Are the thrown out astronaut backpacks.


Second Spacewalk In 2 Weeks At Int'l Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL (CBSMiami/AP) — For the second week in a row, astronauts are spacewalking at the International Space Station.

On Wednesday, NASA astronauts Reid Wiseman and Butch Wilmore ventured out to replace a failed electrical device. 198 more words