Videos: November 2007 Archives

Editor's note: A video (below) from a Mars Society member (complete with logos) managed to get in on the CNN/YouTube debate among Republican presidential candidates. In responding, Gov. Huckabee was rather supportive of space exploration and its benefits to our society and economy. He even wanted to send Hillary Clinton to Mars. Rep. Tom Tancredo said that there is not enough money to spend on a Mars mission (transcript below).

Editor's note: According to a NASA Watch reader, the person who submitted this question, Steve Nielson, has a pro-Huckabee website.

"I Faked The Moon Landing", by Men From Earth

"I faked the moon landing
Thought the purpose I was serving was much higher
but the consequence was dire
I faked the moon landing
Can't take the world branding me a liar
I need the cleansing fire
Please forgive me"

Today's Video: ANSMET 2007

Editor's note: Join NASA's Antarctic Search for Meteorites team as they scour the south polar continent for pristine meteorites.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this video depicting an Ares V launch of large monolithic telescope was included on NASA Watch a few weeks ago. The video has since been updated.

Today's Video: Space Diving

"First Man in Space - Skydiving From The Edge Of The World (Extended Version) // On August 16, 1960, Joseph Kittinger jumped his last ... all " Excelsior jump, doing so from an air-thin height of 102,800 feet (31,334 meters). From that nearly 20 miles altitude, his tumble toward terra firma took some 4 minutes and 36 seconds."

Editor's note: This video "Space Playground" was featured on the uber-influential website Gizmodo today.

Today's Video: Virtual NASA

NASA Plays Games, O'Reilly Radar

"NASA is interested in immersive synthetic environments (ISEs) because they have the capacity of providing greatly enriched educational opportunities and outreach. The organization maintains an Immersive Synthetic Environment Research (NISER) team that has members from NASA sites across the country; it meets monthly. NASA uses SecondLife for much of its internal collaboration; as Dan notes, there were virtual environments others before SL, and others will follow, but right now Second Life is the best commercial, widely available ISE for education, training and collaboration."

'Space Curry' for astronauts to be sold in Japan, Daily Mainichi

"The "Space Curry" that House Foods Corp. will start selling on Monday. A curry recognized by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) as a Japanese space food product is set to go on sale in Japan, it has been learned. House Foods Corp. will start selling "Space Curry," which is packaged in a retort pouch, on Monday."

Official Japanese space menu, Pink Tentacle

Buy it here (Japanese)

Press release (Japanese) [English]

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