Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070731

Today's Space Video of the Day is the historic flight of SpaceShipOne winning the X-Prize. My condolences to the families of those lost in the recent accident at Scaled Composites.


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Sunday, July 29, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070729

I nearly forgot to post a space video today. Well, here it is. Today's space video of the day is the trailer for the 1968 movie 2001: a Space Odyssey.


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Saturday, July 28, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070728

Today's Space Video of the Day is a wonderful animation by Daniel Maas of the Mars Exploration Rover mission. The background music is Sunspots by Nine Inch Nails.


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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070725

Today's space video of the day shows Darth Vader's artistic side, as he conducts the Stormtrooper Orchestra.


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a milestone

This is the 1000th post on this blog. Hopefully it won't take me as long to reach 2000. :)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070724

Today's Space Video of the Day is actually two videos, both very cool NASA animations of the plan to return to the moon.



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Monday, July 23, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070723

Today's space video of the day is a big ol' dose of cosmology, a 45-minute-long BBC World production about parallel universes, string theory, the big bang, supergravity, brane theory, and the Theory of Everything.


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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070722

This NASA video is a brief history of the first 50 years of space exploration, 1957-2007.


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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

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Sunday, July 08, 2007

Space Video of the Day - 070708

The Dawn mission to the asteroids Ceres and Vesta has been delayed yet again. A launch in mid-June 2006 was cancelled when the program was told to stand down in November 2005 due to budget issues. The project was later resumed and rescheduled for launch aboard a Delta-II rocket. There was some damage to the vehicle during testing, but it was apparently not enough damage to delay the mission. The launch was scheduled for June 20th, then delayed to June 30th, July 7th, then the 8th, then the 9th, then the 15th, and now NASA has pushed it back to September.


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Wednesday, July 04, 2007

space video of the day - 070704

The Rockets' Red Glare edition: the liftoff and "launch anomaly" of a Delta II rocket, as set to the music of the 1812 overture.


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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

ch-ch-ch-changes

Over the last several years, I have continuously been adding things to this blog: cartoons, puzzles, games, all sorts of stuff. I like being entertained, what can I say? Anyhow, as fun as all that stuff is, it makes this blog take too long to load. So, I finally took all of that stuff off of Robot Guy. Now, I know that quite a few people come here to play PacMan or Tetris or Sudoku, and I like those things too. So, I made up a new page that has just the comics and fun stuff. There's a button linking to the new Comics and Fun Stuff page in the sidebar.

space video of the day - 070703

Today's space video of the day is a view of the launch of the space shuttle Atlantis, as seen from Shamu's tank at Sea World in Orlando. Most of the video is simply a view of the big screen TV at Shamu's tank, but about halfway through the shuttle is visible in the distance.


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Monday, July 02, 2007

space video of the day 070702

I've been thinking about ways of posting more regularly on this blog. One idea that hit me a few days ago is to have a daily feature, a space video of the day. Each day I will feature a space video that I have found on YouTube or some other video sharing site on the web. I'll basically be kickstarting this thing off for several weeks, posting the first few dozen featured videos. Over the course of a few weeks, I expect that people will start sending links to videos they have found, and maybe start discussions about the featured videos in comments.

Today's space video of the day was posted last July on YouTube, a Discovery channel segment on Chinese rocket failures in the mid-1990's:


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