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]
Tracking the moon landing live (+50 years) at apolloinrealtime.org (previously)? Here's a handy calendar that you can use to avoid scheduling conflicts with the most important events. [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]
Nerdtacular fanboy tribute/music video to the Mars mission. Someone needed to make one, and we decided to do it one night. [more inside]
Rather than dwell on the eventual sinking of the International Space Station, let's instead celebrate ISS with my 800x2500 jpeg construction timeline.
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