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The new research is especially topical given that NASA plans to land humans on the Moon in the 2020s and use lunar resources as part of its Artemis program, prompting thorny discussions about legal and ethical extraction of materials on the Moon. https://www.vice.com/en/article/k7aqpz/nasa-found-a-lot-of-water-on-the-moon-in-breakthrough-for-human-habitation “Micro cold traps.” The equivalent of a 12-ounce bottle in a cubic […]
(This week’s installment is over 3000 words long, so I’m splitting it into two parts for posting. Enjoy!) “Airlock 2 engaged,” came the navigator’s voice over their helmet comms. “Seal confirmed.” “Thanks, Enoch,” Riss replied. “Take up your position on the catwalk.” “Roger.” Riss removed her helmet and placed it on top of the cargo […]
“The spacecraft did everything it was supposed to do.” https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/21/nasa-osiris-rex-spacecraft-lands-on-asteroid-bennu-in-mission-to-collect-dust Um. OK. That’s some confidence in your own project you got there, dude. Now all we have to do is wait a couple of weeks to find out if it actually grabbed anything!
Top Posts & Pages
- “Japan should rethink gender roles”? Yeah, no kidding
- Ten Years of Taking Leave
- First Year Wall (Part 2) - The (not-so voluntary) parent-teacher conference
- The First Year Wall (Part 1) - Gakudo and the Kid
- End of an Era: Goodbye, Nursery School
- Death of a Cherry Tree
- How Do You Talk to Your Kids About Dying?
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Tag Archives: health care
One aspect of bathrooms in Japan that surprised me at first was the water everywhere around the sink. I mean, everywhere. Not having a habit of waiting for people to wash their hands in public lavatories, I found it a … Continue reading
These past few weeks have reminded me of an old Catholic joke. St. Peter’s at the Pearly Gates, and he’s checking his list of the recently departed when a new soul suddenly arrives without warning. St. Peter glances down at … Continue reading