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Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

| 17. Dezember 2014

There is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here’s my podcast introducing the whole thing:       And you can find out more about everything (and […]

Atompunk: Unused Space Suit Designs

| 21. Februar 2013

The more I dig into the Atompunk side of things, the more wonderful tech-gems pop up. I had no idea what a treasure trove of the weird and wonderful hides in the Atompunk timeframe. During the height of the space race, both the Soviet Union and the United States used massive amounts of resources to […]

An image from the surface of Mars

| 29. August 2012

I simply glad to share this, it just came in via our friends at NASA. The MSL has taken this magnificent and inspiring image on the surface of Mars. This is how its surrounding looks like. Desolate, but eerily picturesque:

The Non-Euclidean Æthercast: Steampunk Projects and the Mars Rover

| 19. August 2012

The last podcast before I go to Vienna for the European Steampunk Convention. It was recorded under somewhat unusual circumstances on-the-fly while I was trudging through the part of western Germany to which the railway came last. And now for some links: My book, Kurz & Geek: Steampunk Mars Science Laboratory

Fun Friday: We’re NASA and we know it

| 17. August 2012

I wish there were more music videos like this one and less of the “I’ve got the biggest wallet and the hottest chicks” kind.

Curiosity celebratory post

| 6. August 2012

Today I feel great. Today is one of the days I will look back upon as proof that mankind can achieve great things when we put our hearts, minds and strength to it. The Mars Science Laboratory Mission (MSL) is a prime example of what comes out when we use our talents and (to quote […]

Quick Tweet from NASA

| 6. August 2012

I am on the train right now, so I can not do much to celebrate the safe arrival of the Curiosity on Mars, but I can share this tweet: #MSL: Here’s a better picture where you can see the @MarsCuriosity shadow in Gale Crater on Mars http://t.co/hzo1lLA3 — NASA (@NASA) More soon!

50 Years ago – Friendship 7

| 20. Februar 2012

50 years ago today, John Glenn was boosted into space on top of a Atlas LV-3B rocket. More precisely, he sat inside Friendship 7 (Mercury-Atlas 6) on top of the Atlas. Friendship 7 was a very cramped affair in deed. More detailed information on the mission is obviously available from the people resonsible, NASA. The […]

Shoutout for Science! RED ALERT!

| 26. Januar 2012

Stop What You’re Doing and Explore Mars Right Now! Go here (klick) And since I initially posted this one on the fly (i.e. from my smartphone) here is a little image to beautify the article and to show you what you get behind the link:    

Space Shuttle Atlantis Final Landing

| 23. Juli 2011

Praise Great Cthulhu for the Æthernet. Coming to think of it, computer-related technology is the domain of the tick-tock man, himself an avatar of Nyarlathotep. So let us praise Nyarlathotep for the internet: *buzz* . . . go out among men and find the ways thereof, that He in the Gulf may know. To Nyarlathotep, […]