Tesla and Starman

So it's been a year since Starman the mannequin was launched into space in his cherry red Tesla Roadster with Hot Wheels model Tesla on the dash. The car is 226 million miles from Earth now. There is a really cool website run by Programmer Ben Pearson that counts Starman's distance as he travels at... Continue Reading →

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Water, water, everywhere but not a drop to drink

Do we face a crisis as stated in the 1797-1798 poem The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge? (Wikipedia link) Intrigued about the discovery of water on Mars as well as articles on rising oceans, unclean drinking water, and better desalinization, it has come to our attention that our most valuable resource... Continue Reading →

Health Risks of Going to Mars

We all know that Astronauts lose muscle and bone mass in space, as well as suffer from space sickness, but there are two larger problems with traveling to Mars. One is the radiation. Astronauts in the International Space Station are orbiting Earth well within the magnetosphere. Like a shield, the magnetosphere deflects most of the... Continue Reading →

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