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Curiosity Landing

by P. Jon Beveridge

November 26, 2012 | 1 comments

I was on the edge of my seat at 3.30 pm 6th August in N.S.W. Australia and when the notification was made that it had landed, I was jumping around like those in the control room, also knowing that what we were watching was being transmitted around the world from a few hundred kilometers from my home - Canberra. It was deja vue. When I was in the Military I watched the Moon landing again been transmitted from a few hundred kilometers from my home - Parkes.

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Started in Astronomy

by Thomas Wm. Hamilton

November 7, 2012 | 0 comments

World War 2 was still raging, and I was just five years old. Venus shone brightly in an evening sky. My uncle was watching me that evening, and when I asked what the bright thing in the sky was he recited "Twinkle twinkle". This intrigued me enough to decide to follow up, and I made the adults read astronomy books to me until I could read them myself. I hung out at the Hayden Planetarium, took astronomy in college, and in fact was taking intro astronomy when Sputnik 1 went up. My extracurricular activity was in the college radio station. ... more »

My Love of the Cosmos

by Philip A Cruden

November 7, 2012 | 1 comments

Hello all,

I am happy to be a member of this important society.

In my professional life I am an Art Director and Production Designer in the Animation Feature Film and Television Industries. I have worked on many feature films including Anastasia, Titan AE, Ice Age, and Barnyard to name a few. In TV I have worked on hit shows like The Simpson’s, The Critic, The Pink Panther, Planet Sheen, Back at the Barnyard and a host of others.

My passion for the Cosmos started way back when I was a young boy with the first landing on the moon. It was somewhat ... more »

The Crack of Dawn

by Patrick McDonald

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Where I was when Curiosity Landed

At a little after 6AM in the city of Sheffield in the UK, I dragged myself to the living room, pausing briefly to admire Venus, and got my cousin's complicated satellite tv started. I guess it was late night in California. The waiting time was a bit tense, but the sight of the first image, proof that the landing was successful made it all worthwhile.

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Semantic Space

by Richard Kaderli

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Sky hook and space industry could generate resources that would revolutionize society. Skike (Sky Bike) could then be possible and we could move away from combustion engines and re-green the Earth. The way to get people out of cars is to give them human-powered flight. Thinking outside the box means solar power as well and using Lunar resources we could create power that would dwarf hydro-electric and coal.

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mr

by david a battson

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Where was I when Curiosity Landed?

Watching live on line in the UK.

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Kent P.

by Kent P. Ewart Sr.

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Where was I when Curiosity landded?

I was just watching it on NASA T.V. It would have been so cool to be in the control room as I felt the emotion even from my living room. Great job everyone and God speed to Curiosity.

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Mr. Larry Roark

by Larry Roark

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

Citizen scientists search for alien life Amateur astronomy buffs find common goal in just a few clicks Larry Roark, 61, of Tampa, Fla., uses an old PC and a little of his spare time to volunteer for the SETI project. (Michael C. Weimar, For the Chicago Tribune / April 24, 2012)

By Cynthia Dizikes, Chicago Tribune reporter April 26, 2012

Every day, Larry Roark logs on to his 2002 Dell desktop computer in Tampa, Fla., and searches the cosmos for aliens. A retired insurance analyst, Roark spends hours online poring over pictures of radio waves taken from space, scouting for any unusual ... more »

Chief Scientist, The Boeing Co

by Larry B Keese

September 27, 2012 | 0 comments

I had the good fortune of being the RA for The Science Instrument Pointing Systems for Voyager I&II Development, Launch, and Jupiter & Saturn Encounter Teams! I met Dr Karl Sagan, and worked with Dr Ed Stone, & Mr John Cassani! My time at JPL was a huge highlight of my car rear. I went on to support the NRO Specializing in Science Instrument Integration, Pointing, and Space Ground Interfaces!

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Me and Ann

by Richard Carter

September 26, 2012 | 4 comments

After Mrs. Druyan spoke to the crowd, a line formed to meet her. She was so nice. She meet and spoke with all the waiting people. Not only did she give a fantastic speech, I have never meet a more charming and pleasant woman. I wish there was a way I could let her know how special she made that evening for me. I will never forget that night. Thank you so much Ann

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