That’s what a spaceship looks like in 2012 and scaring and all, it’s a beaut! Plus it seems to work really well. If the Dragon and its peers now being developed by new space firms pan out, can we start ambitiously exploring the solar system, again, please?
This morning, at approximately 8:42 AM Pacific/11:42 AM Eastern, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) completed its historic mission when the Dragon spacecraft splashed down safely in the Pacific. The vehicle will now be recovered by boats and start the trip back to land.
- The most provocative question in science: Are we alone in the universe? Click that link and enjoy Hank Fox’s review of a book examining that fascinating question.
- Computer viruses are the reported weapon of mass confusion in the Middle East. Here’s my spin on the Iranian centrifuges and secret cyber-war attacks.
- It’s official, our days as the Milky Way galaxy are numbered: T-minus 6 billion years and counting.
- Why slash and burn cancer cells the old fashioned way when the body’s immune system — the final frontier in medicine — can paint the malignant cells like a laser and other components will swoop in on the chemical cue and destroy them?