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March 29, 2012 by

Amazon's Bezos plans Apollo 11 rocket engine recovery

A team led by Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has located the rocket engines that first sent people to the Moon, and plans to recover at least one engine from the depths of the Atlantic.The Apollo 11 mission, which put astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface in 1969, took off with the aid of five F1 engines that plunged into the ocean after lift-off.

May 18, 2011 by

Space spectrometer arrives at ISS

A particle physics experiment designed to search for antimatter has arrived at the international space station on the Endeavour space shuttle, according to Cern.The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) arrived on Wednesday, and will be deployed on Thursday 19 May at 7:56 am CEST, according to a Twitter post by Cern.

February 11, 2009 by

Vic Govt limited Google's bushfire map

The Victorian Government's refusal to provide data for Google's bushfire map mashup limited its scope and highlighted glaring problems with Crown copyright provisions, the search giant's top Australian engineer said yesterday.

August 14, 2007 by

Exclusive images of Endeavour's damaged tiles

Neptec Design Group, a Canadian company and a NASA prime contractor for 25 space missions, was kind enough to send me exclusive images of Endeavour's damaged tiles during its last take-off. So here are some of these pictures provided by Neptec.

February 9, 2007 by

Will RFID tags work on Mars?

According to Computerworld, NASA will start to test this summer if RFID technology can survive in outer space. A variety of RFID tags will be on the space shuttle Endeavour in July during a trip to the International Space Station. Then they'll be installed inside containers attached to the exterior of the ISS and stay there for a year before a return to Earth for analysis. If these initial tests are successful, NASA will check at the end of 2009 if RFID tags will work on the Moon. But the real goal is to ease the daily lives of the astronauts who will travel to Mars.


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