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What should I call my new space blog?
February 27, 2013 3:12 PM   Subscribe

If all goes well, I'll be writing a bi-weekly blog about spaceflight and astronomy, with a particular emphasis on manned and unmanned spacecraft -- what's up on the ISS, what satellites will be launching soon and what they'll do, what interesting discoveries ongoing missions have made, that sort of thing. But I have NO IDEA at all what I should call it.

Every entry I write will be titled, "Name of Blog: Title of Blog Post," to differentiate it from other posts on the website. So short and catchy would be ideal.

I have had basically zero ideas that aren't terrible.

Help.
posted by Narrative Priorities to Writing & Language (19 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
So this is a sub-blog on a larger site? Can you reveal the site, or the general gist of it, at least?
posted by restless_nomad at 3:13 PM on February 27, 2013


Satellite of Love?
Another Sleeping Satellite?
Lost in Space?
posted by xingcat at 3:17 PM on February 27, 2013


Ask and ye shall receive.
posted by The Bellman at 3:17 PM on February 27, 2013


Name of Blog: Ad Astra
posted by Rock Steady at 3:18 PM on February 27, 2013


It's a fairly popular nerd-oriented site that posts a mix of short fiction, essays, and blog posts about books and genre television. Most of the audience will be book people who happen to also be interested in space.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 3:19 PM on February 27, 2013


(Yes, Rock Steady, that was my suggestion in the thread I linked.)
posted by The Bellman at 3:20 PM on February 27, 2013


Not Of This Earth

Escape Velocity

What's Up?
posted by It's Never Lurgi at 3:23 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Child of the Universe (reference to Jack Horkheimer's early planetarium shows)

I like Escape Velocity also.
posted by seanmpuckett at 3:27 PM on February 27, 2013


Orbital Eccentricities
posted by MonkeyToes at 3:30 PM on February 27, 2013


I came here to say that when I read the words "What's up on the ISS" I thought "That's it! What's Up."

Alternately: Space is Cool.
posted by Tomorrowful at 3:32 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


"Ascending node" (reference to orbital element)
"Zenith"
"Downlink"
"Outside the Dot" (reference to Carl Sagan's 'Pale Blue Dot')
"Overview Effect"
"News from the Frontier"/"Frontier News"
"Excelsior" (Ever upward - also motto of NY state)
"Delta-V" (reference to orbital maneuvers)
"Incoming Transmission"
"Exterioris" (Outward in latin)
2nding "Escape Velocity"

PS: Please memail me with the blog link when you create it - I love space exploration news!
posted by Salvor Hardin at 3:38 PM on February 27, 2013


Up Above My Head

--if you don't mind having to deal with the occasional confused gospel fan.
posted by jamjam at 3:48 PM on February 27, 2013


SpaceLab.
posted by barnone at 3:54 PM on February 27, 2013


SpaceCraft.
posted by barnone at 3:55 PM on February 27, 2013


NEWS FROM SPACE
posted by oceanjesse at 4:24 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


Going Up
UpLinks
Clarke Belt
Spot Beam
Apogee
Tracking Beacon
The Satellite Dish
Bird by Bird
Launch Pad
posted by carmicha at 5:15 PM on February 27, 2013


Kevin's Spacey Blog

Go by Kevin on the site even if it's not your name. You will get a lot of traffic this way.
posted by Naberius at 6:18 PM on February 27, 2013 [2 favorites]


As I live in Brooklyn and have always had a fondness for our state motto, "Ever Upward" it is! THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, anxiety levels have once again backed down from critical.
posted by Narrative Priorities at 7:06 PM on February 27, 2013


Since you'll be tracking the state of spacecraft and their missions, Tracking Station sounds right.

Isn't there a NASA time for communications with spaces craft? Or the official NASA name of a communications lead/officer?
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:42 PM on February 27, 2013


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