To infinity, and beyond.
Don’t worry, Dr. Evil hasn’t taken over SpaceX (although some do compare Elon Musk to a James Bond supervillain). Space reports that the pause in Starlink satellite launches since June is not because of some bumbling villain’s irrational order, but because new satellites will now have laser communication devices between them. By talking amongst themselves, … Continue reading Starlink Satellites To Get Freaking Laser Beams Attached To Their Heads
The creator of Star Trek was born on August 19, 1921. Today would be his 100th birthday. Though he never went to space himself, he created a universe that would inspire many who actually did. In fact, in the 1970s NASA recruited Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura, to recruit new astronauts, particularly women and … Continue reading Happy 100th, Gene Roddenberry
The Perseid meteor shower is peaking right now, so go outside tonight and look up to see them. While you’re at it, consider what would happen if a 200-foot diameter meteor exploded three to six miles above the ground. That’s exactly what happened in a (fortunately) uninhabited part of Russia on June 30, 1908. Real … Continue reading What If Tunguska Happened Today?