Category Archives: Science Fiction

(not) MARS

It’s always wise to test what you are about to do – in advance. If you want want to live on Mars, isolated, create some kind of HAB module on Earth. Test that in advance. ~ Neil Degrasse Tyson, Mars, Episode 5 / Season 1 (13:20)

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/

 

HI-SEAS (Hawaii)

http://hi-seas.org/

https://youtu.be/ZOyI9EKLnSk

Apply to be a crew member

Media Kit (PDF)

 

Mars Desert Research Station (Utah)

http://mdrs.marssociety.org/

 https://youtu.be/AcfqeYzetko

 

https://youtu.be/vnZ8T5EnGQA

 

Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS)

http://fmars.marssociety.org/
 

Arrival

OK – this is perhaps my favorite movie – ever

Unless you absolutely HATE Sci-Fi, you owe it to yourself to see this movie … as many times as necessary to understand it. Absolutely worth seeing in a theater.

This is drama, a love story, a study in inter-species communication, a triumph of problem solving. It has humor and joy and sadness.

It is awesome and awe inspiring.

If you only see one movie at the theater this year – see this movie.

PS: I was not kidding when I said “as many times as necessary to understand it”, although I could have said “as many times as necessary to catch all of the foreshadowing, hints, clues, and twists.” This is a complex movie. 

MARS | NatGeo Channel

On November 14, the National Geographic Channel will debut the the new mini-series MARS by executive producer Ron Howard. MARS is a novel alternation of fiction and documentary featuring commentary by Elon Musk, Andy Weir, Robert Zubrin, and other experts on Mars and space flight.

But why wait until November 14? You can stream the prequel BEFORE MARS and the first episode NOVO MUNDO right now (below). You can also watch THE MAKING OF MARS with Ron Howard and other short videos – behind the scenes and other related videos.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/videos/before-mars/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/videos/novo-mundo/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/mars/

 
This is great stuff! Watch it. Seriously. I mean it. 

 

Run DMC

Wherein Maggie’s family and cb meet in Houston for the MATE ROV competition and take a trip to the De Lorean Motor Company.

 

Jim, Jamie, cb 

 
Stephen Wynne and Jamie

 

 

Jamie

 
Jamie

 


Jim, Jamie, Liz


 

 
Panorama (click to expand)
 

 
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http://www.delorean.com

https://mobile.twitter.com/hashtag/2016MATE

 


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