Moon http://kplu.org en Forget robots on Mars -- how about an elevator to space? http://kplu.org/post/forget-robots-mars-how-about-elevator-space <p>It might seem like a space-age fantasy, but there will be a lot of a serious talk in Seattle this weekend about a “space elevator.”</p><p>You might think of it as a space railroad. In theory, the technology could make going into orbit as cheap and easy as buying a first-class airline ticket.</p><p>The idea calls for a cable that stretches from a spot on the equator out to an anchor orbiting thousands of miles in space. On that cable, a remote-controlled cabin or elevator zips up and down.</p> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 18:24:07 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6090 at http://kplu.org Forget robots on Mars -- how about an elevator to space? New video sheds more light on dark side of the moon http://kplu.org/post/new-video-sheds-more-light-dark-side-moon <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?media_id=130956191">New video from NASA</a> gives us a fresh view of the far side of the moon (or the technically incorrect but way cooler sounding "dark side").<p>It's from <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/grail/news/grail20120201.html" target="_blank">NASA's Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL)</a> lunar spacecraft.<p>And just for the record, some news outlets have looked at the space agency's headline — "NASA Mission Returns First Video From Moon's Far Side" — and are reporting that this is the first time Thu, 02 Feb 2012 00:02:54 +0000 Mark Memmott 4008 at http://kplu.org New video sheds more light on dark side of the moon There's a moon in the sky - but have we been there? Really? http://kplu.org/post/theres-moon-sky-have-we-been-there-really <p>One small step for man ... and one giant leap of believability. As many as 25% of us Earthlings think the moon landings were a big fake, staged by Stanley Kubrick on a Hollywood sound stage. Thu, 07 Jul 2011 11:00:00 +0000 John Kessler & John Maynard 2015 at http://kplu.org There's a moon in the sky - but have we been there? Really?