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Where can go to I touch something that's been to the moon?

Where can I go to touch something that has been to the Moon and back? Is such a thing even possible? There must be artifacts spread around the U.S. Where's the nearest one to you (and where are you)?
posted by dws on Jun 22, 2014 - 19 answers

Recent car commercial - guy driving hears NASA or other space talk?

Couldn't Google this successfully - a recent car commercial in the US, guy is driving on a highway at night maybe. It sounds like NASA or other mission control and space noises are coming out of his radio giving the effect that he is driving a space ship. [more inside]
posted by cda on Apr 14, 2014 - 3 answers

Daft Punk - Contact sample source

Contact by Daft Punk supposedly "contains audio from the Apollo 17 mission used by courtesy of NASA and Capt. Eugene Cernan". The sample says: "Hey Bob, I'm looking at what Jack was talking about and it's definitely not a particle that's nearby. It is a bright object and it's obviously rotating because it's flashing, it's way out in the distance, certainly rotating in a very rhythmic fashion because the flashes come around almost on time. As we look back at the Earth it's up at about 11 o'clock, about maybe ten or twelve diame...Earth diameters. I don't know whether that does you any good, but there's something out there." When I Google this I find only Daft Punk references. Is it a genuine soundbite from the Apollo 17 mission or did those wacky French robots make it up?
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on May 21, 2013 - 7 answers

Where to next, Voyager 1?

Voyager 1 just left the solar system. I know we're unable to control trajectory at this point, but I'm curious what the next body it will encounter will be, and when, on its present course.
posted by radiosilents on Mar 20, 2013 - 11 answers

Kennedy Space Center tours?

We're visiting Kennedy Space Center in March and have time for one (and only one) of the tours. Does anyone have any tips/suggestions? I'm leaning towards the VAB one but could be swayed.
posted by smackfu on Mar 1, 2013 - 12 answers

From how far away could the Challenger explosion be seen?

From how far away could the Challenger explosion be seen? (Did you see it? Where were you?)
posted by avocet on Apr 7, 2012 - 15 answers

Why are there sounds in this video in space?

How was the sound recorded from this recent 'Riding the Booster' video? [more inside]
posted by zackola on Mar 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for stories of space programs interacting with religion.

I'm stories of ways in which space programs from around the world have interacted with religion and ancient myth. [more inside]
posted by Blasdelb on Mar 13, 2012 - 12 answers

First-person accounts of the space programme

I'm looking for first-person accounts of the US space programme from the start to the moon shot. [more inside]
posted by Zarkonnen on Dec 24, 2011 - 14 answers

Beyond Helium 3

Hypothetically speaking, are there any known elements found only in outer space that might one day economically justify a renewed commitment to space exploration? (Helium 3 not included.) [more inside]
posted by egeanin on Mar 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Don't Make Me Turn This Meteor Around!

So, what object did I fail to identify? [more inside]
posted by Phyltre on Sep 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Nothing worse than having an itch you can't scratch

How do astronauts and other trained professionals deal with itches while in pressurized suits for long durations of time? Does NASA make astronauts undergo "tickle conditioning" to reduce the stress caused by having an itch one can't scratch, or, likewise, the military with fighter pilots? Do the subjects just get used to the feeling, so that the itch deadens? Are antihistamines or similar drugs administered pre-flight? Has weightlessness been found to affect these and related parts of the nervous system that manage sensations of pain, discomfort, heat, cold, etc.?
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Sep 10, 2010 - 15 answers

How can I order this NASA photo?

How can I get a copy of this NASA photo? It's a picture of the cast of Star Trek with the Space Shuttle Enterprise, number 50 in this Air & Space article of the top 50 NASA photos. [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 18, 2010 - 6 answers

Are there bugs on the ISS?

Are there insects on the space station? (Not counting any being used in experiments) [more inside]
posted by DMan on Aug 6, 2010 - 5 answers

No, keyboard cat, you can't play this off.

Why don't satellites and probes send back video from space? [more inside]
posted by greenland on Jun 14, 2010 - 22 answers

I would like to see a rocket launched into space

I'd like to watch a rocket launched into space (from the continental U.S.). I've researched it as best I can, but would like guidance from someone who knows more about it or has seen one before. [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Oct 7, 2009 - 15 answers

Apollo HD

Where on the internets can I find HD raw footage of the Apollo programme? (for free) [more inside]
posted by run"monty on Jul 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Why are space suits orange?

Why are space suits orange? [more inside]
posted by mrunderhill on Jul 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Final shuttle launch tips

What do I need to know about going to see the final Space Shuttle Launch in 2010? [more inside]
posted by afx114 on May 12, 2009 - 12 answers

SpaceArtFilter: Where have all the rockets gone?

So I'm watching the new Nasa documentary on Discovery and it prompted me to renew my search for rocket art. The issue is that if there is such a thing its not easy to find. I'm looking for prints of old rockets/spacecraft in the vein of this. Doesn't necessarily have to be photographic, but at least photo realistic. Anyone have any ideas of where to look? Bonus points if anyone knows of small scale desktop models of the old school rockets (Atlas, Jupiter, Titan, Redstone).
posted by wavering on Jun 8, 2008 - 3 answers

ad astra per aspera

What's it like working for NASA these days? What will it be like in 5-10 years? [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Nov 9, 2007 - 21 answers

Manned Space-Flight: FLIGHT CANCELLED

This page lists all the planned manned shuttle flights until the shuttle is retired in 2010. Where can I find a list of planned manned space flights after this?
posted by blue_beetle on Oct 16, 2007 - 5 answers

Distributed Probing?

Why hasn't anyone invented cheap space probes? Some kind of thing that could be sent up en mass to gather just base data we don't have on all the planets/moons/etc . . .? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Aug 18, 2007 - 34 answers

Delta 2 Rocket Mars rover mission

Where do I find the audio file of the radio communications from mission control of the Delta II rocket launch? Preferably in .wav format. Thanks in advance.
posted by mitzyjalapeno on Jul 21, 2007 - 3 answers

Where can I find vintage NASA animations?

I'm a fan of vintage NASA animations (like this one), but they are hard to find. I suspect that there's an archive of this stuff available to the public somewhere -- maybe a stack of dusty U-Matic tapes at the Library of Congress. Any ideas where I can find more?
posted by Chinese Jet Pilot on Mar 23, 2007 - 2 answers

Books about the hisotry of NASA, please.

Please recommend a good book about the history of the space travel. I'm particulary interested in NASA, but if it includes info about other countries, all the better.
posted by dpx.mfx on Feb 1, 2007 - 14 answers

Why are the walls of space craft covered in buttons and wires?

Why are space shuttle interiors so complicated and so exposed? [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Nov 30, 2006 - 18 answers

Space Shuttle Columbia Accident

What is the best book/article you have read on the Space Shuttle Columbia Accident?
posted by msacheson on Jun 20, 2005 - 17 answers

Where are the 'moon trees' located?

'Moon trees' were trees grown from seeds that orbited the moon onboard Apollo 14. Two trees were given to each US state to honor the bicentennial festivities in 1976 but no list of locations was kept. Now a NASA scientist is trying to track them down. I'd like to find one in Rhode Island but he's missing quite a few. Anyone know of one not on his list?
posted by jwells on Jul 7, 2004 - 11 answers

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