As you see from the post dates, this blog is no longer maintained.

11.7.08

REEL NASA

Do you want to know what it's really like to be an astronaut?



Watch the videos at the REEL NASA channel on You Tube. This playlist of 8 videos about the European Space Agency's Columbus launch includes What Not to Wear Behind the scenes with the astronauts of STS-122 suiting up for a training exercise weeks before their launch; Two Strapping Guys STS-122 Mission Specialist Leland Melvin talks to the men who help suit up and strap in the astronauts for flight training modules and the real deal; Teamwork: a universal language STS-122 Mission Specialists Leland Melvin and Hans Schlegal, European Space Agency astronaut, 'come together' here in this video as partners and friends.

Look at this page to see all the channels at REEL NASA.

6.7.08

CERN

We were talking in class about CERN and the new Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and the upcoming experiments. Here's a press release from CERN:
"LHC collisions present no danger and that there are no reasons for concern. Whatever the LHC will do, Nature has already done many times over during the lifetime of the Earth and other astronomical bodies." (link)


Here's a video from CERN about the LHC, explaining how it works.


This link takes you to the web page of the LHC. You can read about the schedule, the design, and updates on the operation.

This video is an introduction to CERN.