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Crowdsource the launch of a nano-satellite into space – Kickstarter

We are developing a nano-satellite, and mobile apps to go with it, as the focus for a global education and public outreach campaign. The satellite, called SkyCube, is a 10x10x10 cm “1U” CubeSat intended for launch as a secondary payload on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2013. Orbiting more than 300 miles up, on a path highly inclined to the Earth’s equator, SkyCube will pass over most of the world’s inhabited regions.

SkyCube will take low-resolution pictures of the Earth and broadcast simple messages uploaded by sponsors. After 90 days, it will use an 8-gram CO2 cartridge to inflate a 10-foot (3-meter) diameter balloon coated with highly reflective titanium dioxide powder. SkyCube’s balloon will make the satellite as bright as the Hubble Space Telescope or a first-magnitude star. You’ll be able to see it with your own eyes, sailing across the sky. But SkyCube’s balloon isn’t just for visibility. It will – within 3 weeks – bring SkyCube down from orbit due to atmospheric drag, ending the mission cleanly in a fiery “grand finale” that avoids any buildup of space debris.

 

PLEDGES

$1 - Sponsors 10 seconds of the mission. You can broadcast one (1) 120-character message from the satellite.

$6 - Sponsors 1 minute of the mission. You can broadcast six (6) 120-character messages from space, and request one (1) image from the satellite.

$100 - Sponsors 15 minutes of the mission. An ideal family pack – we’ll send you two (2) SkyCube mission T-shirts! And you can broadcast one hundred (100) 120-character messages from the satellite, and request twenty (20) images from the satellite at any time during the mission.

$1,000 – Sponsors 2 hours of the mission – a great high school or university classroom sponsorship package. We’ll send you a radio receiver which you can use to detect transmissions from SkyCube and other satellites already in orbit! You’ll also get a flying SpaceX Falcon 9 model rocket, and twenty (20) SkyCube mission T-shirts. You can broadcast one thousand (1000) 120-character messages from space, and request up to two hundred (200) images from the satellite.

 

Learn more, join the project - SkyCube: The First Satellite Launched by You!

 

 

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UCLA Football 2012 Schedule

Welcome back for another exciting season!

This year the Bruins face 5 away games and 7 home games.

The times for all the PAC-12 games are not yet set, nor are the television schedules. In general, the times will be set 12 days before the game.

UCLA Football 2012 Schedule

Thursday, Aug 30 - 4:30 p.m. PT
@ Rice
TV: CBS Sports Network

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Vin Scully – the Dodgers gave spread-out Los Angeles its core

When Vin Scully arrived from Brooklyn with the Dodgers for the 1958 season, he found Los Angeles to be lacking a core.

“When I came to Los Angeles, all I knew was that it was like 450 square miles. There was no ‘there.’ I felt Los Angeles did not have a centerpiece.”

The opening of Dodger Stadium in 1962 changed that.

“In a sense, Dodger Stadium put the ‘there’ in Los Angeles,” Scully said. “I believe the stadium helped to reunite this spacious community that extends from here to there.”

The stadium opened exactly 50 years ago Tuesday, and the Hall of Fame broadcaster shared his thoughts and memories of the ballpark in a recent interview:

The now-extinct dugout seats:

“Now, I was told this was absolutely true: Giants-Dodgers game, late in the game, Giants rallying, crowd going bananas, Willie Mays in the on-deck circle and all that stuff, Willie McCovey going to hit in back of him, and Milton Berle, a comedian, is sitting in a dugout seat.

“Now, Mays is going to come up. And as Mays started to walk up to the plate, Berle hollered, ‘Willie!’ Mays looked over and recognized Berle. Berle said, ‘Come here a minute.’ Willie actually started, instinctively, to come over and realized, ‘What am I, crazy? I’m in the middle of a game!’

“Doris Day used to love those seats. She was a sweet lady. You would see her a lot. Cary Grant, when he was married to Dyan Cannon, they would sit in those dugout seats.”

Construction insight from longtime owner Peter O’Malley:

“Mr. O’Malley pointed out an interesting thing that I never thought of. They were building the stadium and he said, ‘The most expensive seats are the cheapest to install. And the cheapest seats are the most expensive to install.’

“He said, ‘The box seat is the most expensive. It’s right on the ground. The cheapest seat is way the hell up there. Just think of all the steel and concrete and everything else you need to put that seat way up there.’ ”

for many more excerpts form the best announcer in baseball…For Vin Scully, the view from Dodger Stadium never gets old

 

// Photos – KLA4067, Woolenium

Baseball Spring Training is here! – 22 Angels games will be broadcast on TV and radio

I’m excited for Angels Spring Training and the 22 televised games this March and April.

The games will also be live on AM830.

Visit Halo Nation for the press release about the games, the two bolded games are Dodgers broadcasts.

  • 3/5  - Oakland – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/6 - White Sox - 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/7 - Seattle – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/9 - San Diego – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/10 - San Francisco – 12:05pm – FSW
  • 3/11 - Cleveland – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/15 - Cincinnati – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/16 - Cleveland – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/17 - Milwaukee – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/18 - Dodgers - 1:05pm – KCAL 
  • 3/22 - Kansas City – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/24 - Texas – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/25 - San Francisco – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/26 - Colorado – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/27 - San Francisco – 1:05pm – ESPN2
  • 3/29 - Kansas City – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/30 - Arizona – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 3/31 - Cubs - 1:05pm – Prime Ticket
  • 4/1 - Cubs – 1:05pm – FSW
  • 4/2 - Dodgers – 7:05pm – FSW
  • 4/3 - Dodgers – 7:05pm – KCAL 
  • 4/4 - Dodgers – 12:10pm – FSW

 

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MTV’s first day on YouTube (with all 24 hours)

“Ladies and gentleman…rock n roll”

Says announcer John Lack after the space shuttle Columbia takes off and so begins MTV.

You can catch that and more on this awesome new YouTube channel, MTV The First 24. It features 10 minute sections of that first day, all 24-hours, that will autoplay if you leave it on.

Or, you can quickly browse through the sections looking for nuggets of gold. Each section typically has a video at the beginning and end, with commercials and the VJ’s in the middle.

I’ve been watching it for hours (as I work) and it’s super awesome. The music videos are classic, the VJ’s are weird, and the news bytes are no Kurt Loder.

You can definitely tell how beta the launch was. There are lots of dead space moments where they were switching out VHS tapes (lol), but it has that “we’re doing something new here, we think it could be amazing, but we really have no idea what we’re doing.”

The videos really do make the show, with cult classics worth watching for their quality, 80s fashion, and pre-punk attitudes. Although, I could do without the Rod Stewart ‘butt’ moments.

Notable first videos:  The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star // Pat Benatar – You Better Run // The Who – You Better You Bet // The Pretenders – Brass in Pocket.

The commercials are so old that that every product is funny or classic, worth it for that alone.

Here is the second video because the first contains 10 minutes of the space launch. This one has 4 more minutes of the launch, so skip to 4:16 if you want the real deal Holyfield.

MTV's first day on YouTube (with all 24 hours)

“Ladies and gentleman…rock n roll”

Says announcer John Lack after the space shuttle Columbia takes off and so begins MTV.

You can catch that and more on this awesome new YouTube channel, MTV The First 24. It features 10 minute sections of that first day, all 24-hours, that will autoplay if you leave it on.

Or, you can quickly browse through the sections looking for nuggets of gold. Each section typically has a video at the beginning and end, with commercials and the VJ’s in the middle.

I’ve been watching it for hours (as I work) and it’s super awesome. The music videos are classic, the VJ’s are weird, and the news bytes are no Kurt Loder.

You can definitely tell how beta the launch was. There are lots of dead space moments where they were switching out VHS tapes (lol), but it has that “we’re doing something new here, we think it could be amazing, but we really have no idea what we’re doing.”

The videos really do make the show, with cult classics worth watching for their quality, 80s fashion, and pre-punk attitudes. Although, I could do without the Rod Stewart ‘butt’ moments.

Notable first videos:  The Buggles – Video Killed the Radio Star // Pat Benatar – You Better Run // The Who – You Better You Bet // The Pretenders – Brass in Pocket.

The commercials are so old that that every product is funny or classic, worth it for that alone.

Here is the second video because the first contains 10 minutes of the space launch. This one has 4 more minutes of the launch, so skip to 4:16 if you want the real deal Holyfield.