Tag: space

  • Space Hat

    Ain’t no party like a space party.

  • The Martian

    The Martian by Andy Weir My rating: 4 of 5 stars I won’t deny part of my motivation for reading this book is the impending release of the movie based on it. I have a strong preference for having read the book before seeing a film adaptation, and The Martian was both a book I’d […]

  • Cassini

    It may be hard to make out, but just above that tree and about 1.446 billion kilometers away the Cassini spacecraft is taking a picture of me taking a picture of it, as part of a project to produce a new Pale Blue Dot image.

  • Coffee EVA

    This glove and cup combination makes me feel like an astronaut.

  • 2001: A Fiat Odyssey

    Putting some mileage on Quasar, we celebrate the odometer numbers that really matter.

  • Ex Astris, Scientia

    “From the stars, knowledge.” This happens to be the Latin motto of Starfleet Academy, but it’s a phrase that’s stuck in my head as reflection of where I think our future as a species lies. Few people embodied that spirit better than Dr. Sally Ride, who died yesterday at the age of 61 from pancreatic […]

  • The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet

    The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet by Neil deGrasse Tyson My rating: 4 of 5 stars Bought this with an old gift card at the Harvard Coop last week. I’ve long enjoyed Neil deGrasse Tyson’s hosting of NOVA scienceNOW (a show I DVR), as well as his various guest appearances on The […]