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Blog Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

Apollo 17 Digital Archive

by Andrew Warner on January 5th, 02016

Relive the sights and sounds of Apollo 17 – the final mission of NASA’s Apollo program, on its 43rd anniversary.  Ben Feist, a developer from Toronto, has built an interface to experience the Apollo 17 mission that syncs the 300 hours of mission audio, 22 hours of video, and 4,200 pictures, along with commentary. . .   Read More

Andy Weir, “The Red Planet for Real”

by Andrew Warner on November 17th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Red Planet for Real
Tuesday October 27, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Weir Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Weir Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast. . .   Read More

Live audio stream for Andy Weir at The Interval on October 27, 02015

by Mikl Em on October 24th, 02015

Long Now members can tune in for a live audio simulcast of this sold out event starting at 7:15 PT, October 27

Andy Weir author of The Martian speaks in Long Now’s “Conversations at The Interval” series this Tuesday. Andy will talk about the real science of a Mars colonization mission. What would. . .   Read More

Sara Seager, “To Find Living Exoplanets”

by Andrew Warner on September 1st, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Other Earths. Other Life.
Monday August 10, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Seager Seminar page.
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Audio is up on the Seager Seminar page, or you can subscribe to our podcast.
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To find living exoplanets. . .   Read More

Himawari-8 Satellite Offers A New Look at Our Planet – 144 Times Per Day

by Charlotte Hajer on August 5th, 02015

A sense of perspective is unavoidable from 22,000 miles out. Looking down at Earth from that distance — almost three times farther than the diameter of the planet itself — allows a view of the globe as a massive organic system, pulsing with continuous movement. (NY Times)

Last month, Japan’s new Himawari-8 weather satellite. . .   Read More

New Horizons Probe to Send Message to Interstellar Space

by Charlotte Hajer on April 28th, 02015

If you could tell the universe about planet Earth, what would you say?
The One Earth Message Initiative is sending a missive to the stars, and they want your input.

The initiative’s goal is to create a message that will be digitally uploaded to a spacecraft currently making its way to the outer reaches. . .   Read More

Salt Crystals and Selfies: Curiosity after the Seven Minutes of Terror

by Ahmed Kabil on December 22nd, 02014

In October 02013, NASA engineer Adam Steltzner spoke to the Long Now about landing the Curiosity rover on Mars. A decade of exhausted alternatives led Seltzner’s team to take the unconventional approach of a mini-rocket “sky crane” controlled by artificial intelligence to guide the rover to the Martian surface. Because the crane could. . .   Read More

“Wanderers” Short Film Gives Glimpse of Our Possible Future in Space

by Andrew Warner on December 11th, 02014

“Wanderers”, a short film by director Erik Wernquist, depicts a not-so-far future in which humanity has expanded throughout the solar system. The film starts with a panorama of humans 10,000 years ago at the dawn of civilization, a key point of reference in Long Now’s own intellectual ecosystem.

There are two. . .   Read More

Ambition: Rosetta Mission Video

by Andrew Warner on November 10th, 02014

This Wednesday, November 12 02014, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta Mission will deploy the Philae lander onto the 67P Comet after over a decade-long journey.  When this mission was first conceived, the ESA asked to put one of Long Now’s Rosetta Disks on the craft, making the Rosetta Probe the first off. . .   Read More

Rosetta Probe Landing: Live Stream & Breakfast Event

by Austin Brown on November 3rd, 02014

On November 12, 02014 from 6:00am to 9:00am PT, you can watch the live stream of the Rosetta Space Probe (which carries our Rosetta Disk) sending its lander, Philae, down to comet 67P.
Here in the Bay Area, The Long Now Foundation is partnering with the Chabot Space Center and swissnex SF to. . .   Read More