Your space photo of the day is the recent Earth-grazing asteroid 2008 AF3, captured by RickJ. It looks like a bunch of star streaks, but if you look carefully, there’s a dot right in the middle. That’s the asteroid that missed us by 370,000 km (230,000 miles).
Are you planning to sign up for Virgin Galactic and take their stomach-churning suborbital trip? Here’s an interview on Luxury Magazine with the Head of Astronaut Sales. Tip of the helmet to Space Pragmatism for the link.
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This has nothing to do with astronomy. But a rat as big as a bull? That’s just cool.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt recently gave a speech at NASA, encouraging the agency to be more open and collaborative with the public. Advice I’ve been trying to give them for years.
A charity auction is removing a trip to space as a price – too dangerous.