On May 12th, 2013, Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield released this revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, which he recorded on board the International Space Station.
In the Star Trek universe, humanity achieved the first warp speed flight on this day in 2063. Physicist Zefram Cochrane then made “first contact” with the Vulcans after his historic warp flight.
As a science-fiction fan, I’m often amazed at how many scientific and technological advancements have been directly influenced by science-fiction. NASA has a great write-up on the science of Star Trek at: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/technology/features/star_trek.html
Don’t try to be a great man. Just be a man, and let history make its own judgments.
– Zefram Cochrane.
Live long and observe!
Golden Spike Company has launched a video competition for anyone who contributes to the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign!
Submit your video on why you believe Lunar exploration is important. Submissions for the first round of the competition will be accepted until Friday, March 15. All appropriate videos will be uploaded to the Golden Spike Youtube Channel where the public can vote for their favorite via the comments section.
Email your video submission to: Angelica@tntcommgroup.com
For information on how to contribute to Golden Spike’s Indiegogo campaign, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/golden-spike-is-sending-nations-and-people-to-the-moon-join-in
Visit Golden Spike Company on the web at: www.goldenspikecompany.com
With today being Valentine’s Day, hearts are being posted all over the internet. This heart happens to be created from an infrared portrait taken by NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope.
This wispy star-forming region is called W5, the oldest stars in the region are blue dots in the center. Young stars adorn the outer edges of the cavities, with some seen as pink dots. New star formation occurs in the clumpy white regions, and heated dust glows red in this image, while dense clouds are indicated by green.
Source: NASA Image of the Day Gallery
Late last year, Golden Spike Company made big news in the space community by announcing their plans for private lunar expeditions. Test flights are scheduled in 2017, and landings are planned for 2020.
Golden Spike is led by former NASA leaders, and the team consists of space-industry veterans, planetary scientists, and experienced business people. Since Golden Spike’s announcement last year, they have been bombarded with emails, letters, and social media posts from people wanting to know how they can take part, and help accelerate Golden Spike’s human lunar expedition efforts.
In response to the tremendous show of public support, Golden Spike has launched an Indiegogo crowdsourcing campaign. The campaign aims to raise one dollar for every mile from the Earth to the Moon ($240,000 in total) which will help Golden Spike create interactive media products, apps, and an Olympics-movement style membership program to engage kids and adults in company efforts as insiders.