The 24th Annual International Mars Society Convention is Thursday-Sunday, October 14-17, 2021. AltspaceVR allows large groups to meet in a shared world. I will be streaming 52 of the 130+ talks from Zoom into AltspaceVR events, and have set it up so that people in VR can talk to the speakers on Zoom. Additionally I made a persistent world where people can meet outside of the talks, code PDK958 [more inside]
Destination: Mars is a 180-page graphic novel, that tells a tale of exploration, love and strangeness on an odd and incomprehensible world. Three people (and a cat) set out on a journey to Mars, only to discover that the world there is stranger and more dangerous than they could ever have known. [more inside]
Since early this year, I've been writing periodically about the science and engineering details behind current and upcoming NASA missions; most recently, I've posted a 27-page comic about a trip I made to the Kennedy Space Center to watch a satellite launch. There's an enormous amount of exciting work being done right now, and I'm doing my best to give a small cross-section of it a little more attention. [more inside]
Stereoscopic wiggle GIFs from Mars Rover imagery. [more inside]
Taking the Mars Rover augmented reality symbol and injecting it into classic 8-bit videogames.
Nerdtacular fanboy tribute/music video to the Mars mission. Someone needed to make one, and we decided to do it one night. [more inside]
Dear Astronomer lets readers submit their questions about Astronomy and Science. Topical posts include: Answering reader questions, NASA press releases, Breaking Space/Science news, Product reviews, editorial posts/opinions and science humor. The site is a spinoff from a Facebook page that was used to "beta-test" the site concept.