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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Odyssey's Removal. Space and Science News


Hello Troops
Work continues at the Space Center on the removal of the Odyssey and electrical repairs and additions to the Phoenix, Magellan and Galileo.




Two large dumpsters sit outside the Voyager's back entrance for the demolished Odyssey.  It is sad to see the Odyssey removed.  I know several of The Troubadour's readers regarded the Odyssey as their favorite ship.   

The Odyssey's removal will allow us to access the Briefing Room and Phoenix.   Soon the Center will reopen on a limited basisWe hope to take one class per day on field trips.  The committee hasn't decided on what its recommendation will be for after school and Saturday private missions.  

The electricans are moving electrical plugs in the Magellan's control room.  They have work to do under the Magellan's risers as well.  The Phoenix control room will be getting several new banks of electrical outlets along with new LED lights to illuminate the Phoenix bridgeVery cool indeed.  The Galileo is getting new wiring for its plugs and lighting.  Jon Parker and Matt Ricks spent the best part of last Saturday removing the Galileo's wall panels for electrical access.  

Thank you for your continued support.   

Mr. W.   

In the News

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Have you ever wondered whether all this--you, your life, the universe--is just a sophisticated computer simulation? Martin Savage, a physicist at the University of Washington, thinks we can't discount the idea. In fact, he and two colleagues (Silas Beane and Zohreh Davoudi) published a paper in November 2012 exploring the possibility.  Read On 

The most extreme space discoveries of 2012.  Astronomical discoveries in 2012 have reshaped what we know about the universe and pushed some instruments to the very limits of their observing power.  Read On

A sun-like star in our solar system's backyard may host five planets, including one perhaps capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.  Read On


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