Archive for date: January 14, 2006

Stardust – NASA’s Comet Sample Return Mission

January 14, 2006 | Astronomy, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Reader Bill Harris reminded me that tonight is the night that Stardust, NASA’s comet sample return mission, will return to earth carrying its cargo of aerogel that was exposed to the particles in the wake of Comet P/Wild 2. At 2:12AM PST on Sunday morning, the probe will jettison it’s cargo at 105,000 feet over […]

Bonus Movie Review: Old Hope vs. New Hope

January 14, 2006 | Movie Review | By: Mark VandeWettering

Tonight, I had the pleasure of being able to watch a copy of the original video disc release of Star Wars: A New Hope. You know, the one where Han Solo gets the drop on Greedo by firing first? I recently watched the Special Edition too, and I must admit, there is really nothing that […]