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 -
I've recently been playing Freespace SCP and it's been making me think about realistic space simulation, and the lack thereof. [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks
on Jul 20, 2007 -
When I was a kid, my local library had a great selection of illustrated books focusing on the hypothectical future of space travel, life in space stations, space craft, planetary exploration. Some were pretty far out, but the most memorable were kind of "2001" in their theme and a bit more serious. After several google missions, and a swing through amazon's used and rare books, I've come up pretty much empty handed. Anyone else out there remember flipping through these books and planning your first trip to mars? Titles, authors, links or any hint what so ever would be appreciated!
posted by thehickmans
on Jul 6, 2007 -
What is the best, least expensive way to research the industrial history of a factory building in the Gowanus
area of Brooklyn, NY? [more inside]
posted by R. Mutt
on Apr 25, 2007 -
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 -
Are there any general rules for interior decorating, with emphasis on making the best use of space? [more inside]
posted by mintchip
on Mar 16, 2007 -
ScienceFictionBookFilter: What is the title of a science-fiction book about a cold, snowfilled planet being colonized by residents from Finland? Artificial suns and mystical powers involved... [more inside]
posted by rlef98
on Feb 9, 2007 -
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 -
Relationshipfilter: My 5month girlfriend suddenly realized she needs space to grow on her own, outside of a serious relationship. How the hell do I do it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 21, 2006 -
I have a coworker who not only invades my personal space
when she talks to me, but also tends to grab my arm or make other physical contact when talking to me. It puts me into immediate defensive 'fight or flight' mode. Should I bring it up with her directly? [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Dec 19, 2006 -
[PostingForGirlfriendFilter] What to do about my girlfriend's mother's excessive gift-giving? [more inside]
posted by SBMike
on Nov 30, 2006 -
Are there any ambiguously zoned mixed-use oakland-style squatty type living spaces in the DC area? Looking for a new home...
posted by milkman
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Let's say you're thrust headlong into a dogfight engagement in space. Era and galaxy of your choosing. What would the real-world physics look like? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott
on Nov 2, 2006 -
I used to have a little software application that would assess my hard drive and display a colorful pie graph of folders and subfolders, so that it was very easy to visually determine the location of the file bulk. Does anyone remember what I'm talking about? Bonus points for freeware.
posted by abbyladybug
on Aug 25, 2006 -
AstroPhysics: Why doesn't the moon move towards the earth, and other satellite related questions. [more inside]
posted by dpx.mfx
on Aug 21, 2006 -
Am I the only one with a phobia of satellites, and low-flying objects that are not planes (possibly spacecraft, not UFOs)? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain
on Aug 18, 2006 -
Hypothetical from Moon-orbit to Earth-orbit question. I already know about free return trajectories, but what if something went wrong and your ship (currently orbiting the moon) didn't leave lunar orbit at the point it was supposed to? What might happen? [more inside]
posted by np312
on Aug 17, 2006 -
Can anyone help me in finding a dirt cheap and creative way to find studio space for an artist? [more inside]
posted by bristolcat
on Aug 11, 2006 -
anyone know a space for rent in SF (east bay is acceptable) where I can throw a party? [more inside]
posted by alkupe
on Aug 7, 2006 -
Give me some ideas to help me avoid calling someone. I am grieving the break-up of a long-term relationship. I dont know if the relationship can be salvaged at any point in the future but if it can be it will only be after we have some space and time apart. What can I do to dampen down the overwhelming desire to call her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 25, 2006 -
I'm in a dorm in MA and my space is tight. I'm not going to need my long underwear (along with any other items) until Winter. Should I buy some Space Bags
? How about a cheap, small, vacuum cleaner to go with it?
posted by jhscott
on May 6, 2006 -
AskMeFi Physics folk: How do astronomers account for the temporal distinctiveness of their galactic subjects in their calculations?
I understand that observations of the red shift of quasars delinates a speed increase in the expansion of the universe - yet my brain explodes when I try to understand how the enormous expanse of time
is factored into these models. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Apr 9, 2006 -
The Final Frontier: I'm looking for music with a sci-fi feel
, the kind of music you might have heard at a planetarium display when you were a kid. [more inside]
posted by jdroth
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Please help me find the name of a weird educational science film I watched in high school. It was about the Big Bang and astrophysics. The action took place aboard a set that was supposed to be some kind of space station, where about three people discussed these issues. At the end, everyone got sucked into a black hole and the film ended abruptly.
posted by johngoren
on Feb 10, 2006 -
We're a small technology company that currently has some free desks in a large loft office space in downtown Austin. We're considering subletting the desks to freelance designers and programmers, but we're not sure how much to charge. [more inside]
posted by medpt
on Feb 1, 2006 -
Unless it is followed by an even faster probe, will New Horizons become the most distant man-made object in space? If so, when? Are there any projects planned that would pass New Horizons before it passes Voyager 1?
posted by jepler
on Jan 21, 2006 -
What is this? Mid-late eighties DOS game. In space or underwater. Little submarine or spaceship guy, cruising around a platform/maze type environment. There are teleports with codes to move between some areas. x [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered
on Dec 31, 2005 -
Macfirewirefilter: I just bought a minimate--250gigs. It shows up on my desktop as being 1000gigs plus. Do i really have that extra space? Is something wrong?
posted by amberglow
on Dec 2, 2005 -
How did Kubrick film the psychedelic 'stargate' sequence of "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Some of the movie's special effects are obviously crude CGI (like the cockpit displays during spacecraft rendezvous) but the ending seems far more sophisticated. Regular old animation? Looks too... digital. Articles on 'the making of' I've seen never discuss this all-important visual (although it's cool knowing about the spinning set used for example in the jogging scene).
posted by Rash
on Sep 15, 2005 -
I've been somewhat obsessed with faster-than-light travel lately. Are there any scientists seriously studying thing such as the Alcubierre drive or other plausible, albeit exotic, ways to get from point a to point b without taking a million years? Is this something that just lacks the funding for any respected physicists to get involved? Surely there must be a department within NASA working on something a little more fun than sending a chemical rocket to a close planet. [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Aug 26, 2005 -