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Who Wants to Spend Christmas Looking at Planets?

For the Voyager space exploration program, engineers plotted around 10,000 potential trajectories and then narrowed them down to find the optimal mission objectives. They chose trajectories that would reduce or eliminate planetary encounters taking place over the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays.

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Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion - 1950s Tests Raw footage of...

Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion – 1950s Tests

Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel; essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws.

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What the Earth Looked Like from Gemini V Gemini V might not...

What the Earth Looked Like from Gemini V

Gemini V might not have been the most exciting mission, but the views was spectacular! Check out my collection of favourite mission images over on Vintage Space: …

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Lifted

My friends have totally dissolved the idea of a lonely night. There are bonfires every weekend and on weekdays, with one phone call, Larry picks me up, bowl packed, ready to fly through back roads with our lifted heads climbing outside the box. 2,167 more words

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Silicon Valley Goes to Space Space has long been the domain of...

Silicon Valley Goes to Space

Space has long been the domain of powerful governments. But now new commercial space ventures is taking off, from mining the moon to private rocket ship rides to the edge of space.

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Hiking the Barber Peak Loop Trail

Here is the latest episode of “Tales of the Trails” from our recent trip to the Mojave National Preserve. The “tale” that we found ourselves in will hopefully inspire you to always be optimistic and never lose sight of your dreams and goals, even when you’re walking through the desert. :)

Hike on!

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15 Goals for 2015

I don’t normally set up resolutions for the new year. The biggest reason for that is because I’ve never been the one for planning so, eventually, I don’t follow through. 502 more words