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Wanna see a Solar Eclipse? Mark your calendar for AUGUST 21, 2017!


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Have you ever had the opportunity to see a real-for-real solar eclipse?

If so, be ready to experience that again.  If not, now’s your chance to start planning ahead so you’re ready for the Event of Your Lifetime!

Eclipse!
Eclipse!
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How much money can you make mining asteroids?


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There’s a lot of money in asteroids.

The problem, as Bruce Willis showed us, is getting the money out of them.

Sure, we could wait until they hit Earth, where we could more easily pick them apart… but if you recall what happened in THE BLOB when the asteroid landed at the movie theater, nothing good ever comes when an asteroid hits Earth.

Mining The Sky: Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets
Mining The Sky:
Untold Riches From The Asteroids, Comets, And Planets

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How Many People are in Space?


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You’ve always dreamt of being an astronaut, right?

And today, you actually can go up into space – albeit on a fancy modified airplane.  Or you can experience zero-G… either on a roller-coaster or again, on a fancy modified airplane.

So you’ve sat on your back deck with a beer in your hand and watched the International Space Station zoom by and you’ve got yourself to thinking…

KISS Spaceman Halloween Costume
KISS Spaceman Halloween Costume

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Peeing in Space, Revisited: How Urine May Power Space Flight


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The other day, Web Watch had the privilege of having dinner with a former NASA engineer, and as is often the case with this gentleman, the inevitable topic of using the bathroom in the confines of the Space Shuttle or the International Space Station came up.

Not by us, of course.  He was the one to first broach the subject, which we found a little odd, especially over dinner.

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There is no joy in using a space toilet in anti-gravity


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Dream Space Bathroom
Dream Space Bathroom

It’s probably the single most frequently asked question at NASA and of all astronauts: HOW DO YOU GO TO THE BATHROOM IN SPACE?

Well, lucky for us, National Geographic has been able to go “behind the scenes” for us to get this video of exactly what the astronauts do to train how to use the anti-gravity space toilet. Continue reading THERE IS NO JOY IN USING A SPACE TOILET IN ANTI-GRAVITY

Should women be astronauts? Sure – just be sure to drink their pee


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Astronaut Barbie
Astronaut Barbie

There are some people who say that women shouldn’t be astronauts. 

It really doesn’t matter who those idiots are, because we have people like Dr William Rowe, and his website FEMALES IN SPACE, which offers many scientific and medical reasons why women are superior astronaut material. Continue reading SHOULD WOMEN BE ASTRONAUTS? SURE — JUST BE SURE TO DRINK THEIR PEE