Category Archives: Science

Dryden Research Center to be renamed in honour of Neil Armstrong


Neil Armstrong and X-15 rocket plane.
Neil Armstrong standing in front of an X-15 developmental rocket plane of which he was one of a group of experimental test pilots. The NASA Hugh L. Dryden Flight Research Center is going to be re-named as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center, in honour of his lifetime achievements as an aviator, astronaut and the first human being to walk on the surface of the moon. Picture credit: NASA.

. . . . I fully intended . . .


my brain hurts
Women – can’t live without them – but trying to figure out what their thinking . . .

‘ . . . . they said try to do some Creative Writing . . . . it will help you to express your feelings . . .

So I did.

Avoid any subjects that make you feel sad; stir up negative thoughts; you need to start concentrating on subjects that lift your spirits and perhaps creating a blog could be a way of sharing your thoughts with a wider audience.

Continue reading . . . . I fully intended . . .

. . . . If you are interested . . . .


Following on from my earlier post and alluding to the “Christmas Lecture” that Carl Sagan delivered in 1977, I am posting a link to the last lecture of the series.

It is at the end of this lecture, that Carl Sagan produces the dandelion and then proceeds to blow the seeds into the auditorium, as a metaphor for humanity sending his robotic emissaries to explore the Solar System and beyond.

 

Continue reading . . . . If you are interested . . . .

. . . a taste of what my next posts subject will be about . . .


On August 20th 1977, after years of planning and an amazing deduction by some very clever scientists at NASA using the science of orbital mechanics, that if they could launch a pair of robotic spacecraft within a precise timeframe, they would have a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the outer Solar System. This was due to alignments of the outer planets and the possibilities to use their vast gravitational forces, as extra ‘fuel’ in the form of a slingshot effect, to reach between them, almost all the great outer planets and relay back photographs and scientific data previously unknown to us.

Continue reading . . . a taste of what my next posts subject will be about . . .