SpaceUp DC Recap – Live Show 3.30

We recap SpaceUp DC 2010 and have a conversation about awesome space stuff. Sorry epic subscribers, but the post show was lost due to a corrupt recording. It only happened live.

SpaceUp DC recap:  AWESOME!

  • Tribble Fight/ Spork Incident
  • archive
  • Kickstarter shirt  VIDEO
  • Announcement of SpaceUp San Diego 2 in Jan 2011 and SpaceUp MSP June 2011

Downloadable Shuttle Tribute Posters

  • Large versions of these posters now hang in Firing Room 4 of the Launch Control Center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

NASA adds old photos to Flickr

  • There are three sets of NASA photos now on Flickr: “Launch and Takeoff” set captures iconic spacecraft and aircraft taking flight. “Building NASA” spotlights ground-breaking events and the construction of some of NASA’s one-of-a-kind facilities. The “Center Namesakes” set features photos of the founders and figureheads of NASA’s 10 field centers.

MoonBots Comeptition has a winner

  • More than 200 teams from 16 nations representing every continent but Antarctica registered for MoonBots.
  • Team Landroids of New Jersey was named the grand winner of MoonBots. As part of their reward, the team will travel to LEGO’s world headquarters in BIllund, Denmark to tour the LEGO factory and meet with company executives.
  • Second place was team Shadowed Craters of California
  • Third place was claimed by Team Moonwalk, jointly of New Jersey and Connecticut. All three finalist teams also received registrations and start up kits to compete in the FIRST robotics competitions.

James Cameron and Zero-G

  • Bid via eBay on a Zero-G flight with James Cameron
  • All proceeds go to X PRIZE Foundation
  • Van Nuys Airport in Los Angeles, California on Saturday, October 9, 2010
  • bidding is over on Sept 3rd 2010
  • James Cameron, Peter Diamandis and our very own @tim846

Vostochny Russian National Cosmodrome

  • Two launch pads are planned for the spaceport, with appropriate infrastructure to prepare rockets for launch and assembly buildings. A special complex for training astronauts and medical examinations will also be built
  • Will occupy an area ten times smaller than the Baikonur Cosmodrome and three times smaller than the Plesetsk Cosmodrome
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