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Samantha back on Earth: View 1 | European Space Agency
ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, NASA astronaut Terry Virts and Russian commander Anton Shkaplerov landed safely on June 11, 2015 in the Kazakh steppe after a three-hour ride in their Soyuz spacecraft. They left the International Space Station at 10:20 GMT at the end of their six-month stay on the research complex.

Terry Virts, Anton Shkaplerov, and Samantha Cristoforetti are returning after more than six months aboard the International Space Station where they served as members of the Expedition 42 and 43 crews.

Credit & Copyright: ESA–S. Corvaja, 2015
Released Date: 12/06/2015

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#NASA #ESA #Space #ISS #Soyuz #Astronaut
#SamanthaCristoforetti #Spacecraft #Roscosmos #Technology #Expedition43 #Futura42 #Italy #ASI #Europe #Photography #Art #Science #International #Россия #Союз #Zhezkazgan #Kazakhstan #Expedition42 
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In celebration of Towel Day  reads excerpts from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy from the International Space Station.  

And of course she has a towel with her!
 
“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy has a few things to say on the subject of towels…”  ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti marks #TowelDay on the International Space Station #TheAnswerIs42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpQfWLkKbhw
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+SmarterEveryDay featuring +Samantha Cristoforetti discussing the manual mechanism for opening / closing the Cupola shutters on the International Space Station.
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Splashdown. Those SuperDracos really pack a punch.

"Dragon abort test stats: 0 to 100 mph in 1.2 sec, top speed of 345 mph" - Elon Musk

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/595977889356492800
 
This morning, SpaceX's Pad Abort Test of the Crew Dragon was held. The SuperDracos ignited, pushing the Crew Dragon test article instantly off the pad! Catapulted skyward on the strength of the SuperDracos, the Crew Dragon test article is flew out over the Atlantic Ocean with the fins on the trunk section stabilizing it as it moved through the air.

The trunk section separated from the Crew Dragon. The test article deployed drogue chutes as it started its fall toward the ocean. Then three main parachutes opened to gently lower the test article to the ocean's surface.

The Crew Dragon test article splashed down just off shore from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The flight test is unlike any seen in Florida since the days of Apollo. With its parachutes floating beside it, the spacecraft will wait for a ship to lift it out of the sea and return it to the Cape. SpaceX controllers will pour over the telemetry and other data recorded during today's flight test to evaluate the launch abort system and SuperDraco engines. NASA's Commercial Crew Program experts also will help evaluate the results as the development of one of the new generation of American spacecraft continues on pace.

In the coming months, the SpaceX team will put the Crew Dragon through an in-flight abort test that will again put the SuperDraco engines and the spacecraft through a simulated emergency. That test will take place on the opposite coast of the United States from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

The Crew Dragon is designed to carry astronauts to the International Space Station. The ability to abort from a launch or pad emergency and safely push the crew out of harm's way is a critical element for NASA's next generation of crewed spacecraft to the space station.
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Age of Ultron: How Industrial Light & Magic built a robotic killing machine http://theverge.com/e/8310086
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Mind Blown. Great to see YouTube support for this, it just needs support for VR headsets now.
 
+YouTube now supports 360° video! Watch this in Chrome or on your Android phone.

Prepare to have your mind blown.
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Red Dwarf Skit on Fully Charged
The Red Dwarf skit is at the end of the video and features Chris Barrie (Arnold Judas Rimmer Bsc Ssc),  Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten).  Bring on the eleventh and twelfth series'!

Fully Charged is hosted by +Robert Llewellyn (Kryten from Red Dwarf) and covers renewable energy topics, mainly electric or hybrid cars. In this video he covers the BMW i8 after driving it 1,000 miles.

Skip straight to https://youtu.be/ukZfEhLYCCE?t=8m26s for the skit. Although I'd suggest watching the whole thing.
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Consumer version of the Oculus Rift finally has a release date!

I've had some great times with my DK2 and can't wait to see what CV1 has to offer. I wonder if there will be a Valve / HTC announcement with a date for their VR headset soon.
 
Yay! Consumer version of Oculus Rift finally announced. It's called just Rift, and it's coming in Q1 2016!

Surprised they're not trying to hit the Q4 timeline instead for the holidays. But getting it right is more important to us, consumers. 
Since the earliest days of the Oculus Kickstarter, the Rift has been shaped by gamers, backers, developers, and enthusiasts around the world. Today, we’re incredibly excited to announce that the Oculus Rift will be shipping to consumers in Q1 2016, with pre-orders later this year. The Rift delivers on the dream of consumer VR with compelling content, a full ecosystem, and a fully-integrated hardware/software tech stack designed specifically for v...
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Test starting in just a couple of minutes!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpH684lNUB8
 
Today: First major test of Crew Dragon’s launch abort system. Test window is 9am – 4pm ET, live TestCast at www.spacex.com/webcast.

What’s this test all about? Check out: http://www.spacex.com/news/2015/05/04/5-things-know-about-spacexs-pad-abort-test
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Front page news!
 
Red Dwarf Series XI and XII Announced!
As the entire population of the world obsesses over the birth of a baby in London, 3 million light years away in a substantial space vessel belonging to the Jupiter Mining Corporation, 4 hopeless smegheads prepare for more adventures.
Red Dwarf Series XI and XII
Recording starts late October 2015.
12 new episodes.
Broadcast on Dave in the UK, and no doubt on many other channels globally.
Shed loads of Smeg Ups
Original cast (they couldn't get anyone decent to do it)
Original writer (Doug-Chief of Comedy Police-Naylor)
About 18 kilos of rubber, 12 H's, a lot of hair extensions, sequins, Vindaloo and a new smeg hammer.
#deepjoy  
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I enjoy keeping up on science, tech and other random goings on.

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I mainly read science fiction, fantasy and crime books.  All my recent reading has been done on my much loved Kindle and can be seen on my Kindle profile http://goo.gl/73xDx.

A few of my favourites
  • Discworld Series by Sir Terry Pratchett
  • Hitchhikers Series and other books by Douglas Adams
  • Ender's Game Series by Orson Scott Card
  • Dune Series by Frank Herbert
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I've worked and experimented with various languages and environments through work and play.  A few highlights are:
  • Java
  • VBA and Visual Basic .NET
  • BASH, AWK
  • Oracle PL/SQL
  • HTML5 and Javascript
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I don't often sit down and watch TV / Films but a few of the things I do watch are:
  • Doctor Who
  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Top Gear
  • Marvel Universe
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    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, 2001 - 2004
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