Friday, December 2, 2011

Astronauts Falling and Other Random #Space Stuff #NASA

If you didn't already know it by now, I am a total space nerd. Always have been, always will be. There are so many things in life that are undiscovered, untouched, and unknown, but out of all the things that anyone could possible want to learn and know more about, its space that absolutely has me breathless and inspired.  

Today VSL tipped me off about a space video that went up on YouTube about a year ago called, Astronauts Falling on the Moon. You never get to see that part, in all the moon footage I have seen, if there were any they were pretty buried and so spread out that it would be hard to find them. The video brings them all together. Check it out:

And since I am going on about space stuff again, I figured I would add other random Space stuff that I have come across lately or in the past. Most recently National Geographic released their choices for the Best Space Pictures for 2011
Photo Credit: National Geographic
Once you get to the end of the slideshow you can check out choices from the previous years.

Earlier this year I shared an entire website devoted to a single sky pic, taken by a guy, over 60,000 miles and 37,000 shots of the sky. Incredible. You can check out PhotoPic Sky Survey, here.

To prep the girls for our own trip to Kennedy Space Center I scoured the internet for different films, videos, websites etc. All of the stuff we found was pretty interesting, but there were a couple that really stood out because they were not common knowledge type things, and in this case fictional. 

PRX is a site that takes public radio clips and remixes them. In the case of the Apollo landing, Moon Grafitti, a what if scenario was worked into the original recordings. The girls got a kick out of it, not so much because of the scenario, but because they got to hear actual recordings, watched videos and got all caught up in the drama that surrounded the actual event. You can listen here, but you will have to sign up for a free account. 

And for the record, the Kennedy Space Center does an excellent job of getting you all caught up in the space race. If you haven't already watched, For All Mankind, it is the best and one of my favorite films. You can watch it free on Hulu.

Here is a picture of us at KSC this past summer. We spent two whole days there, saw tons, but not nearly everything. Really hoping the entire fam can get there for a couple days this coming year. 
 I promise to post all about our trip to KSC in an upcoming post.