Zo dat was mooi 🙂 Een bevredigende lancering. Zo ’s nachts zie je weinig, maar we zijn met deze lancering een nieuwe era van de bemande ruimtevaart begonnen. Deze lancering markeert het punt dat voor de eerste keer sinds lange tijd, meer dan drie mensen gelijktijdig gelanceerd worden. Op de een of andere manier ben […]
Today I decide to revive my old tech and space blog. After having slept for almost four years, I felt it’s time to put it back online again and start to write some more tech and space related stories. This will include some personal DIY tech and space projects. You can still subscribe with your […]
This is a brilliant video lecture from Benjamin Zander, Conductor of the Boston Philharmonic, the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Leadership Speaker. It’s only 14 minutes and 10 seconds but in this 14 minutes Benjamin transforms your vision on work and education and not to become an A but just be an A. Have fun […]
Want to see Tomorrowland? Here is comes…. If you want to see watch a good and very positive movie about or future go to see this one.
Watch this beautiful short sf movie about us humans, wandering into or solar system.
As spaceflight enthusiast we all dream of becoming an astronaut and float weightlessly through space. In our minds, we know that the chances of this dream becoming reality in this lifetime, are slim. But dreaming is a good thing, as it keeps humanity going forward to realize our dreams of becoming a spacefaring species. Living, […]
Telling a future story about terra forming placing the Rosetta mission in a historic perspective, showing how it ambitious mission is a vital link in both understanding the universe and driving human development.
What happens when a 30 year old satellite the International Sun/Earth Explorer 3 (ISEE-3) which was used for a comet exploration mission, makes a close swing by and Nasa happened to discarded of all old hardware to control the satellite? Right some very enthusiastic and capable citizen engineers and scientist jump in, set up a […]
“The fire outlook” video is a true work of love and art. This stunning video from Gary Yost frames the beauty as witnessed from the Gardner fire outlook post on the East Peak of Mt. Tamalpais. Marin County, California. Just take 7 minutes and watch the stunning time laps of the mountain side, the city […]
The moon silhouette video was one of Mark Gee’s major breakthroughs. When I saw it the first time I was totally perplexed by it’s beauty and simpleness. As an engineer I immediately noticed that the video was shot with a big telephoto lens. This also implied that the shot was taken from a long distance […]
In my last post I talked about the 5,2 meter satellite fairing for the Falcon 9. While writing my article I was wondering how the fairing was separated. The classic way in space industry is using explosive bolts, also called pyrotechnic fastener. This is a bolt with a explosive charge embed in it, that can be […]
Actually this is not entirely correct we don’t have one moon rock over here in Leiden, we have Five! Moon rocks. Real moon rock samples? Yep they are the real deal The Apollo project Back in the sixties America started a ambitious space exploration program, to get a man on the moon and bring him […]
A really fresh take on exploration robot’s This robot can open doors. Not only literarily, but I strongly think this is a fresh take on how exploration robots can be designed from a whole other perspective. Wheels are OK, but can only do so much. They can’t cope with untested train like we have seen with […]
Today the Rosetta made the planed making on the comet 76P and send back here last photo to Earth. This photo was taken from only 51 mete from the comet surface. This also concludes the briljant animation series which we all so love. Watch the final episode.
Elon writes history again. Tonight on 28 september 2016 Elon presented the Interplanetary Transport System.
The story of Rosetta is building up to the grand final on 30 september. Find what is going to happen in a few day in this cool story.
This is the TEDx talk of an extraordinary man Story Musgrave. In high pass he leads you through hi slive and live philosophy. Yes Story Musgrave is one of the astronauts how repaired the Huble space telescope, but he is so much more. After watching his TEDx talk, you will be left with some really deep questions […]