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 …

Photos – parachutist breaks speed of sound in free-fall, planets in the sky, glaciers

 

Biggest full moon of the year – this Saturday night!

The largest full moon of 2012 happens this Saturday, but it’s OK if you don’t really notice. The moon doesn’t really get bigger, it just gets closer to Earth. At 8:40 p.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, according to the¬†Griffith Observatory Sky Report, the moon will be at its closest point in its orbit to the …