DSim Begins Filming Mission Briefings
DSim, the new name for the Discovery Space Center company, is changing the way crews receive their mission briefings.
Brandon Wright is shown sitting in front of a green screen. A computer generated background can be added putting Brandon anywhere in the universe. Video mission briefings will replace the long time flight director briefings used at the Space Center for the pasts 23 years. In your opinion, what are the advantages and disadvantages in using filmed mission briefings?
Pictures of the USS Leo at Lakeview Academy in Saratoga
Shores (A DSim Franchise)
The USS Leo is open for business. It flies several student mission daily (for the students of Lakeview Academy) and will soon be advertising private missions for the general public.
|The Leo's Entrance Door|
|The Airlock takes you into the short hallway. Turn left, and you'll enter the Leo's Bridge|
|The Leo's Bridge in normal light|
|The bridge at red alert|
|The stations have illuminated keyboards!|
An Example for Us All
Religion and politics could learn a lesson from this.
Space and Science Headlines
The Creation of a Black Hole Witnessed for the First Time
From Quarks to Quasars
Chances are, all of us know a little something about black holes. They are said to be the vacuum cleaners of the universe (the *very powerful* vacuum cleaners of the universe). They consume asteroids, stars, and entire solar systems. As such, they stand as a kind of sublime horror – the mind is drawn to, and simultaneously recoils from, the awesomeness of these vast cosmological structures. However, despite their grandeur, they are exceedingly difficult to study. But things are changing…
This week scientists saw a gamma ray burst that is more powerful than what many thought was theoretically possible. This event has been dubbed GRB 130427A, and researchers believe that they observed the collapse of a giant star and the birth of a black hole. Read More
The Ordinary made Extraordinary
|Found at a nursing home|
|Several found scattered around a mall.|
Ingenious business cards.