Jimmiejoe’s Space Age – A Recap

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Curiosity takes a selfie. On Mars.

Today, we (deliberately) crash-landed a space probe on a comet.  The Rosetta probe was “gently” crashed into the comet 67P, on which a specifically designed lander had soft-landed on November 12, 2014.  I was watching ESA/NASA TV when the loss-of-signal event indicated the flight had ended with the probe impacting the surface of the comet.

I am one month older than the space age.

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Beefcake, interstellar

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Eta Carinae and the Expanding Homunculus Nebula (2014 Dec 02)

Eta Carinae and the Expanding Homunculus Nebula, 7,500 to 8,000 light years from Earth.  NASA

This is what an astronaut looks like in space, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney not withstanding

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I’m sorry, but Sandra and George didn’t come close.

Running the Dunes on #Mars

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February 10,2014.  Mars. Unbelievably freaking cool.

The JPL source page, here.

Mars is a real place.

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Pictures like this just enthrall me.  This is a real place. On another planet.

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NASA Johnson Style

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And you thought rocket science was boring!

The future just keeps getting better, one Tweet at a time!

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So you think an actor would be all cool about something like this…  you know, talking to someone famous.  Yeah, sometimes not so much!

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And of course, being the Star Trek/NASA/Space Cadet I am, I had to jump in, even if none of them see or notice my Tweet!

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If any of them respond, you’ll probably hear the squee from anywhere on the planet or in nearby space.

Update: Scrolling through the Commander’s Twitter feed, I came upon this gem:

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I took a lot of grief when I was young about my fascination (to coin a phrase!) with Star Trek. My, how times change!

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