NASA Authorization Act of 2010 According to NASA, in 2010 the organization outlined the goals in the bipartisan NASA Authorization Act and the U.S. National Space Policy, to develop the capabilities needed to send humans to an asteroid by 2025 and Mars in the 2030s. Over the last 40 yeas, robotic explorers have studied Mars. […]Read more "NASA’s Journey To Mars – Martian Potatoes by 2030?"
Space travel is very dangerous. Probably the most dangerous 62 mile trip (Karman Line) that humans have tried to do. Space is not without inherent risks. Officially, only 3 people have ever died in space. Just because there are only 3 people to have ever officially died in space, doesn’t mean they were the only […]Read more "How Safe is Space Travel?"
Cisco IOS-XE No Longer Uses Trunk Encapsulation Dot1q I have a pair of Cisco Catalyst 3650X-48TS switches running IOS 12.2(55) and when using trunk encapsulating dot1q from the router to the switch, and then, to the client, Cisco decided to change the commands. For example, I want to pass two VLANs from the switch to my ESXi […]Read more "Cisco IOS XE Release 3.6E (Catalyst 3650 Switches)"
US Death Toll Continues to Rise Car accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the US, causing over 100 fatalities daily. In 2007 alone more than 43,100 deaths resulted from 10.6 million traffic accidents. For every 100 licensed teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19, there will be 21 traffic accidents, […]Read more "Get Your Head Out of Your App"
August 27, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured stunning images of Jupiter’s north pole. According to NASA, the images were taken from 2,500 miles above Jupiter’s clouds, during the first of 36 flybys Juno will make around the planet. “First glimpse of Jupiter’s north pole, and it looks like nothing we have seen or imagined before,” said Scott Bolton, principal […]Read more "Juno Spacecraft Captures Stunning Image of Jupiter’s North Pole"
Better Integration with existing Technology With rumors about the Apple iPhone 7 spreading, Apple is said to announce on September 7, the new iPhone will be ditching the head phone jack (Eadicicco, 2016). As long as they continue to produce phones with the lightning jack that’ fine by me. However, the iPhone is not the best […]Read more "Why the iPhone is Not the Best SmartPhone"
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Tonight, August 27, 2016, the sky’s two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter will stage the year’s closest conjunction of two planets. Venus and Jupiter engage in their closest conjunction in nearly a half a century. This Saturday night, make plans to get a clear view of the western horizon in order to see a celestial event […]Read more "Tonight’s Best: Venus-Jupiter Conjunction"
On August 27, 2016, the sky’s two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter will stage the year’s closest conjunction of two planets. Venus and Jupiter engage in their closest conjunction in nearly a half a century. This Saturday night, make plans to get a clear view of the western horizon in order to see a celestial […]Read more "Venus-Jupiter conjunction Aug 27"
If you’ve never seen Jupiter up close under a telescope you’re really missing out on something spectacular. It is now late August and Jupiter can only be seen in the western sky just after sunset. However, a few months ago Jupiter was visible directly above the southern sky making it very easy to see with […]Read more "Why Jupiter is the coolest object in the night sky"