Tag: orbit

  • Safe From Falling Satellites?

    A U.S. military spy satellite the size of a school bus is falling. Without power, the controllers on the ground no longer can ensure it comes down in a controlled manner into the ocean. It could hit the ground in a month. At present, its unknown when or where it might hit. The largest uncontrolled […]

  • Safe From Falling Satellites?

    A U.S. military spy satellite the size of a school bus is falling. Without power, the controllers on the ground no longer can ensure it comes down in a controlled manner into the ocean. It could hit the ground in a month. At present, its unknown when or where it might hit. The largest uncontrolled […]

  • From Dead and Buried to Reaching the Stars

    What is the American fascination with Tutankhamun? Personally, I favor Ramses II. Actually, Ramses II was one of my first obsessions. I knew everything there was to know about him at seven years old. Decades later, I’ve forgotten most of what I knew. We share the phoneme “Ra”. Ra was an Egyptian sun god probably […]

  • We all lose

    Survey: Consumers lose to online schemes – Yahoo! News: [C]onsumers lost $630 million over the past two years to e-mail scams. That is nothing compared to the $7.8 billion people spent on computer repair. I’m interested in how many consumers are victims of email scams. Also, the median amount lost. Guess I’ll have to do […]

  • Risks of Being Employed

    Certainly, had my chosen profession to work in a french fry factory, I don’t think of all the safety concerns I might need to be cognizant, locating grenades or shell tips would not be one I anticipated.

  • Frying Astronauts One Chromosone At a Time

    A few conspiracy theorists who claim we never actually went to the Moon mention the inability of the space suits and craft of the time to hold out the cosmic radiation. Do they have enough time to gauge whether a human could survive a trip to Mars and back? Considering Mars no longer has a […]

  • Frivolous Lawsuits

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Russian astrologist who says NASA has altered her horoscope by crashing a spacecraft into a comet is suing the U.S. space agency for damages of $300 million, local media reported on Monday. NASA deliberately crashed its probe, named Deep Impact, into the Tempel 1 comet to unleash a spray of material […]

  • A Little Crowded

    The countries who put stuff up in space should I think be responsible and safely drop all of the junk left up there. While the place is pretty big, collisions between objects in orbit are still pretty likely when there are so many items up there.