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Outer Space Stories

From my iGoogle links....

1) This amused me. It's a New Scientist article about space tourism. I'm so juvenile, I just like they kept saying "Virgin marriage". *giggle* But cool that Richard Branson would conduct the ceremony.
Virgin's in Space

2) Check out this competition called N-Prize where you can win 9,999.99 pounds if you are the first person who can put a tiny satellite (less than 19.99 grams) with a budget of only 999.99 pounds into orbit 9 times around the Earth by 19:19:09 on the 19th September 2011. How funny is that? I'm in discussions with some friends. I'm sure mcamason has the parts, Mike B has the smarts, and disbandedtoastr has the technical skills. Plus, she's got a copy of The Dangerous Book for Boys and I bet that as rocket stuff in it. And whatever parts we don't have reddheaded can find anything on eBay. herzograven can film the whole thing as a documentary. I told them if they do it I get a $0.99 finders fee...
I couldn't get the Official N-Prize page to open at home but it's a cute page. Otherwise there's the link from New Scientist

3) Finally, this is one of the most beautiful astronomy pictures I've ever seen. It's the Fox Fur Nebula and it really does look like fox fur. Fox Fur



( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:25 am (UTC)
I'll be the guy to make sure al the paperwork is in order....or something to do with the internetz.
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:45 am (UTC)
Well, the NPrize people want you to keep in contact with them from the outset in order to make sure we the competitors keep to both the letter and the spirit of the N-prize rules. You can be our rules liaison.
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
yea but you can't give us bullshit reasons if something isn't working like at work

we're smarter than that ... or are we?
and we're onto you .... that's right ... we're watching through and above our spectacles =)
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
speaking of spectacles
sarah and michelle are the only ones who don't wear them

ahhhh ..... they're non geeks
get em!

Apr. 24th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
and wright too!
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
What are you talking about?!
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
*begins digging into piles of stuff for something to use as a rocket nozzle. Looks also for weather balloons or some other way to boost something up to 100 km*
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:08 am (UTC)
Apr. 24th, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
and now my husband can be involved!!! yay!
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:30 am (UTC)
what ..... film ..... where?
i'm there!

however, i do charge for my amazing film making skills (yea right!)
93 cents + tax (which equals to 99 cents)

Apr. 24th, 2008 12:18 pm (UTC)
we'll take it out of the budget!!
Apr. 27th, 2008 01:54 pm (UTC)
Every time they say N-Prize I think it's an abbreviation for Marvel Comics' old no-prizes.
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