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Biomechanical sculpture by Christopher Conte. #steampunk
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 Geek space post of the week:  For a long time I was worried that we weren't as fast settling space as we did the new world.  

For instance, Columbus got to America in 1492.  Spanish cities were founded as early as 1496 with Santo Domingo in today's Dominican Republic or San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1508 or Veracruz (Mexico) and Panama City in 1519. The city of St. Augustine, Florida founded by Spain in 1565 is the oldest continuously inhabited European city in present-day United States. (via wikipedia).  

The Russians got to space on October 4th,1957, Skylab orbited the Earth from 1973 to 1979.  Since the arrival of Expedition 1 on 2 November 2000, the station has been continuously occupied for 13 years and 91 days, the longest continuous human presence in space. (In 2010, the station surpassed the previous record of almost 10 years (or 3,634 days) held by Mir.)

So not too bad.  We're a little bit behind, but catching up.  

But space is way harder to live in than the Americas.  But we've exploited it way faster than we did 500 years ago.

Just look at the more than 13000(!) satellites that circle the earth today, 56 years after our first venture there. 
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Geek space post of the week! Great views from the most expensive man-made structure: the ISS!
 
View from the International Space Station as it orbits Earth

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The Cabernet is paired with a flank steak the aroma is bell peppery and spicy. The taste is spicy with hints of bell pepper and classic oak. Nice vanilla ans spice finish. And only $6.49.
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The Pinot noir is paired with a quiche. The aroma has a heavy vanilla base and very sweet (probably the Zin they blended it with.) the quiche is classic, the mouthfeel is light and a bit sweet. 
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Impact Earth

At once very cool and fascinatingly macabre, this asteroid impact simulator by Purdue University allows the user to input variables such as asteroid diameter and density, impact angle and velocity, and distance from impact to watch and estimate the impact on earth and the surrounding area. I can't look look away. Try it.

http://www.purdue.edu/impactearth/

Also related: http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Space_Situational_Awareness/Getting_ready_for_asteroids

Thank you, +Jenny Winder 
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Geek movie of the week. See the ISS (International Space Station) assembled.
 
Good morning! Build a Space Station in 2 minutes. Harder than it looks.

International Space Station Assembly
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The moscato is exquisite. Sweet and slightly syrupy, slightly bubbly and very smooth. The raspberry cheese cake is exquisite. Sweet aromas with hints of pear. Clean Mouth feel and short finish.
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Next course is a merlot paired with pork chops and mustard sauce. The aroma is light with hints of vanilla and a hint of black fruit. The finish is long and smooth and the taste is slightly fruity but basically bland (as all Merlots are in my opinion- looking for something else like spice - not here.) at least it's alcoholic.
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The second course is Chardonnay paired with tomato pizza. Fresh and light fruity aromas, a nice clean mouthfeel and finish. A bit of citrus on the tongue. Much better than I remember. And pizza! How can you go wrong.
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Working on mobile software from the ground up. Drivers and networking through applications and backends.  

Started biking this spring, my goal is to bike up to Montebello by the end of the summer.  If I can get others interested I'll do a charity event and pay for every 10 feet that people climb.
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