Earth & Space

Japan’s Epsilon Rocket Heads In To Space!

Japan's Epsilon rocket

The Epsilon Rocket makes news for a number of reasons but costing a measely $37 million to launch is one of them! The Japanese rocket, Epsilon, launched from South-West Japan at 2pm local time. The rocket is headed in to space to launch a telescope in to the Earth's orbit where it will keep an eye on our neighboring planets.

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The Launch Of The LADEE By NASA!

LADEE

This week saw the launch of LADEE by NASA! The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer launched on Friday at 11:27 EDT. The LADEE is on a mission to explore the atmosphere around the moon and to take a closer look at the dust that is seen emanating from the moon's surface.

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Could Flood Waters Help To Prevent Flooding?

Sorg Architects dam

Following the impact of Hurricane Sandy, MoMA PS1 set up a challenge for designers to come up with a new method of rebuilding that would help to protect the area from future hurricane impact. Sorg Architects answered that request with quite an innovative solution!

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So You Think You Know NASA?

NASA Funding

According to one of Steve's most recent posts Neil deGrass Tyson goes down as noting that the 2008 bank bailout was "larger than the total 50 year history of NASA'S budget." This prompted Steve to go looking at how the tax dollars of the people of the United States are prioritized. Steve came up with this table to help to show the difference between science and military spending.

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