• Follow Friday! Our choice: Science Communicator, Emily Lakdawalla

    Here at Pale Blue Blog, we are attempting to join in on the #FollowFriday fun! If this statement puzzles you, then you are probably not on Twitter. That’s ok though, according to The Oatmealmost tweeters aren’t up to snuff with how #FollowFriday is supposed to work, so you’re probably not missing out on much!

    This week we’d like to highlight the great coverage of the recent Rosetta mission to comet 67P. The world held its breath as we waited for

  • 45th anniversary of Apollo 12: Lightning strikes, near abort, Playboy playmates, and XKCD

    Apollo12VisorHappy 45th anniversary of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon! It’s hard to believe what was accomplished nearly 50 years ago during the Space Race. If you were alive to experience the excitement of the race for space, perhaps every Apollo mission was exciting for you. For the next generations, the historically famous benchmarks (such as Sputnik, Yuri Gagarin’s first flight, Apollo 11, and Apollo 13) are typically the ones that are remembered. This is not to say that other missions were not extraordinary, just not as colloquial.

    Yesterday marked the

  • TBT: Check out my new pad.

    It’s bigger than anything we’ve ever built and (except the Death Star) just about anything we’ve imagined building. And it’s the new home of Philae. Congratulations to the Rosetta/Philae team, ESA, and humanity! :)Philae_Cribs