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International cooperation in space serving humanity

Photo credit: SENTINEL-1 LIFTS OFF This morning I watched the launch of the Sentinel 1A satellite. The launch was perfect and the coverage on Spaceflight Now excellent with plenty of explanation along the way. The satellite was launched aboard a Russian … Continue reading

Chris Hadfield’s 5-month Space Mission in 90 Seconds

Many people have probably just become aware of Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield in the last week because of his musical video Space Oddity that went viral. It might be hard to find anyone who has not watched that video. However, Hadfield … Continue reading

Christchurch from space

This recent photo of Christchurch from Chris Hadfield now on board the International Space Station appealed to me. It seems to have quite wide coverage – but here it is for readers who have not yet come across it. (Click … Continue reading

Our world from the International Space Station

Anyone following Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) on Twitter will have seen some of his gorgeous photos taken from the International Space Station (ISS). Somebody should collect them together so we can browse them. Well, someone has done that with photos taken … Continue reading

Bioluminescence in space!

Here’s a short and interesting video describing a technique based on bioluminescence used in a number of sciences. The video was produced by Luke Harris and Siouxsie Wiles – a New Zealand microbiologist blogging at Infectious Thoughts. This isn’t their … Continue reading

A space nerd’s Easter

Easter was a great time for space nerds. I certainly enjoyed myself. Got to see several passes of the International Space Station (ISS). Once you know the times it’s easy to find. These days it is so bright – and … Continue reading

Twittering in space

All going well the STS-129 Shuttle launch will occur on Monday 2.28 pm EST, USA (8.28 am Tuesday, NZ time). Here’s a photograph of the crew for this mission. What interests me, though, is that the number of astronauts using … Continue reading

March ’14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Image Credit: SingleHop.  There are now almost 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public access to sitemeters. (Let me know if I weed out yours by mistake, or get … Continue reading

Scientific cooperation despite political posturing

I find it heartening scientific cooperation continues (so far) despite all the political posturing going on down here over the Ukraine political crisis. Here we see the arrival of Russian cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev and NASA astronaut Steven Swanson … Continue reading

February ’14 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking

Yes, we are interested in including your new blog in these rankings. Credit: The Health Culture.  There are now almost 300 blogs on the list, although I am weeding out those which are no longer active or have removed public … Continue reading