Friday, December 08, 2006

Nasa News

Space Shuttle Discovery liftoff, supposed to take place yesterday, has been delayed until tomorrow Saturday, Dec. 9 at 8:47PM EST due to poor weather conditions over Florida (and over NY for that matter, it's fraking cold this morning).
Watch the liftoff Saturday night live on NasaTV.

George Lucas in Love

This short movie (which Lucas is apparently a big fan of) answers this eternal question : where did inspiration come from when George Lucas started writing Star Wars? The answer, of course, is from Love. Not so long ago, on an american campus not so far away...

The log lady diaries 6

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Yet there are those who open many eyes.
Eyes are the mirror of the soul, someone has said.
So we look closely at the eyes to see the nature of the soul.

Somewimes when we see the eyes--those horrible times when we see the eyes, eyes that... that have no soul--then we know a darkness, then we wonder: where is the beauty?
There is none if the eyes are soulless.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Nasa News

Space Shuttle Discovery launch is a go for tonight at 9:35pm EST!
At least for now... as there's a 60% chance of cancellation due to weather. The 12-days STS-116 mission consists in rewiring a few cables on the International Space Station and connect it to the new solar panels truss structure.
Watch the liftoff live tonight on NasaTV.

Is there still liquid water on Mars?
We knew there was still iced water on Mars. But liquid water??? A recent comparative study of photographies taken 6 years appart revealed new sediments deposited in two gullies by what appears to be liquid water. And who says water says...

In other sad martian news, Mars Global Surveyor(MGS) has probably finished its life as no attempt to re-establish communications with the spacecraft succeeded. MGS was the longest (10 years) and most successful mission orbiting Mars as it returned more than 248,000 pictures of the Red Planet to Earth.