Mars Simulation Nearing Completion

Will they send 'em cheesy movies, the worst they can find?

I mentioned this mission back when it started, and now it is nearing completion (you may need a New Scientist login to view that article).  What I’m talking about is Mars 500, an experiment to test the psychological stresses of long-term spaceflight, such as what would be required on a trip to the Red Planet.  the… Continue reading Mars Simulation Nearing Completion

Old Game Tuesday – The Homeworld Series

My review here will be on Homeworld: Cataclysm more than the other two, but much of what I have will apply.  The Homeworld series of games, and Cataclysm specifically, I picked up because they were different.  Unlike the 2D+ you got from some other RTS type games of the era, this had true 3D ship… Continue reading Old Game Tuesday – The Homeworld Series

Friday Finds – Downy Canadian Dinosaurs and Colliding Galaxies

Hey everybody, hope you had a fun week.  Here’s the posts from this week: Movie Review: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D – Time did seem to stretch out before me in this, for sure. Old Game Tuesday – Civilization II – *snore* – Huh, what?  I wasn’t sleeping after staying… Continue reading Friday Finds – Downy Canadian Dinosaurs and Colliding Galaxies

Simulating Mars

Will they send 'em cheesy movies, the worst they can find?

There is a simulation going on in Russia right now, with a team of  ‘astronauts’ living in a series of modules designed to resemble a ship flying to Mars.  They are stuck together in there for 520 days, about how long it would take to fly to Mars, to test whether 6 random scientists could… Continue reading Simulating Mars