Did I ever tell you guys the story of when I was stagehand for Michio Kaku’s lecture a few weeks ago
and a few hours before the lecture I was happily sweeping the floors of the stage left hallway outside of the dressing rooms all by myself, loudly whistling Michael Haggins’s “Daybreak” and just having a nice time, before realizing that Dr. Kaku was in his dressing room the whole time and I was probably irritating the shit out of him?
Apr 10 Reblogged
A Space Shuttle Over Los Angeles September 2012
Image Credit & Copyright: Stephen Confer
Apr 09 Reblogged
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Apr 08 Reblogged
Our Canadian Astronauts
Twelve people have been recruited by the Canadian Space Agency (or the National Research Council before us) over three different astronaut recruitment campaigns (1983, 1992 and 2009).
As shown in the image above, eight CSA astronauts have flown in space on 16 missions (our current astronauts, Jeremy Hansen and David Saint-Jacques, are also listed but have yet to fly). Quebec business man Guy Laliberté visited the International Space Station as a private explorer in 2009.
More on the history of the Canadian astronaut corps: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/astronauts/history_astro.asp
Image credit: CSA
Apr 07 Reblogged
Planet Neptune and its largest Moon Triton
Neptune is the outer most planet in our solar system; it orbits the sun with a radius of 2,798,000,000 miles. Neptune is the 4th largest planet by diameter, 3rd largest planet by mass and densest of all the gas giants. Neptune has a great dark spot similar to that of Jupiter. Both spots are Anticyclonic storms, meaning the winds around the storm flow opposite to the direction dictated by the Coriolis effect. However, unlike Jupiter’s spots, Neptune’s dark spots appear to only last a few years (as opposed to a few hundred) and have relatively calm and cloudless centers. Observations have shown that Neptune spends about the same amount of time with and without its largest dark spot. The storms activity seems to cyclical.
Neptune has 14 moons, Triton is the largest and composes more than 99.5% of all the mass that orbits the planet. Triton is roughly the same size as our moon: (Neptune’s Triton vs Earth’s moon)
Triton has a retrograde orbit around Neptune, meaning that it orbits in the opposite of the planet’s rotation.
These images were taken by the Voyager 2 space probe and the Hubble space telescope, with the exception of the last image being an artists impression of Neptune seen from its moon Triton.
Apr 07 Reblogged
Sergei sent me this as a congrats present. “девушка, I take pretty photograph for you.”
"I am Russian to get you for upgrade to Russiatraining."
"To get you for upgrade"
I saw a speech he did and I literally think he said something like that
EDIT: Holy shit he’s “Russian to get” me… Well played!
Apr 06 Reblogged