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The Unidentified Science scraps file is growing. It too, is Creative Commons attribution/share-alike.
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open it to google. & facebook. they will disect it & relevant material might rise to the top. lol
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Still looking for people to come on the Wow! Signal Podcast and talk about either the Wow! Signal, the Fermi Paradox, or both. Any ideas, suggestions, or volunteers?
Released: 27 July 2013 The Fermi Paradox, Part 2, with Universe Today's Fraser Cain and University of Edinburgh's Duncan Forgan.  Why, as far as we can tell, has the Earth not been colonized by superior alien civilizations?...
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Episode 6 of Season 1 with SETI scientist Seth Shostak is now just 10 downloads away from 1000. Please listen and share.
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Today, hopefully. Keen to see how the first stage reusability test works out.
 
SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon were rolled to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 overnight and rotated vertical at about 8 a.m. EDT. Launch is targeted for 3:25 p.m. NASA Television coverage will begin at 2:15 p.m. A launch on Friday results in a rendezvous with the International Space Station on Sunday, April 20 and a grapple at 7:14 a.m. NASA TV coverage will begin at 5:45 a.m. with berthing coverage beginning at 9:30 a.m. 

The U.S. Air Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 40 percent chance of favorable conditions for the launch of SpaceX-3 to the International Space Station today. There is a chance of showers and thunderstorms that could cause violations of the Thick Cloud, Lightning and Flight Through Precipitation rules. For a backup launch opportunity on Saturday the weather is 60 percent “go” with a possibility of violating the Thick Cloud, Liftoff Winds and Flight Through Precipitation rules. For a potential opportunity – if selected – on April 22, there is an 80 percent chance of favorable weather with a possibility of violating the Cumulus Cloud and Thick Cloud rules. The detailed weather forecast is below.

If needed, launch on Saturday would occur at 3:02 p.m. NASA Television coverage would begin at 2 p.m. This would be a three-day trek to the station instead of two days with grapple on Tuesday, April 22. Weather is forecast to improve to 60 percent “go” on Saturday.

Below the weather forecast is a timeline from launch through berthing.

At 9:30 a.m., NASA TV will carry a briefing from Johnson Space Center in Houston to preview a spacewalk that will be conducted by two NASA astronauts aboard the station in the coming week. The spacewalkers will replace a failed backup computer relay system on the space station's truss. 

The briefing participants are:
-- Mike Suffredini, International Space Station program manager
-- Brian Smith, International Space Station flight director
-- Glenda Brown, lead spacewalk officer

For the latest information on the SpaceX-3 mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/spacex

For NASA TV streaming video, downlink and scheduling information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/nasatv
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Do they have room for me? I'll hold my breath till we get to the ISS!
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Looking for people to come on the podcast and talk about the Fermi Paradox or the Wow! Signal or both. Any suggestions or volunteers?
Released: 27 July 2013 The Fermi Paradox, Part 2, with Universe Today's Fraser Cain and University of Edinburgh's Duncan Forgan.  Why, as far as we can tell, has the Earth not been colonized by superior alien civilizations?...
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Still need one other person to come on the show and chat about the Fermi Paradox for upcoming episode. Would love to talk to someone who has done some modeling or other serious inquiry.

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Released: 27 July 2013 The Fermi Paradox, Part 2, with Universe Today's Fraser Cain and University of Edinburgh's Duncan Forgan.  Why, as far as we can tell, has the Earth not been colonized by superior alien civilizations?...
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A serious discussion of the ethical handling of reports of alien abduction.
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I don't think this is the last such announcement.
 
An interview/G+ Hangout hosted by Jill Tarter with lead Astronomer Elisa Quintana, Tom Barley, and Jason Rowe on the big announcement of the Kepler team's discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting a dwarf star in its "habitable zone" (where its warm enough for liquid water to exist."
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Awesome news: Scientists from NASA just announced the first verified discovery of an Earth-sized planet inside the "habitable zone" of another star.

A habitable zone is defined as the range of distances from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface of an orbiting planet. You can read more about the discovery here: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/#.U1AZ1lVdXzh

So, who wants to go to Kepler-186f? <_raises hands_>
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Exactly failing to please the eye. Getting the hang of Tuesdays (often enough). Looming. Shouting (I'm really very good at shouting). Space mission design, analysis and execution.
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I suffer from a low curiosity threshold.  I am a space systems engineer, blogger, podcaster and a skeptical but open-minded investigator.   Especially interested in space, astronomy, and the search for intelligent ETs.  Although most of my G+ posts are science or space related, I also spout off on music from time, totally unqualified though I am.

Trying to keep my middle-aged body in shape and a bit safer by learning Krav Maga.  Train at Pure Performance Martial Arts in Rockville, Maryland.

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Blogging at disownedsky.blogspot.com
Podcast information at wowsignalpodcast.com 
info on investigations at aerial-phenomenon.org 
Follow me on Twitter @PaulDCarr

I am not a member of any political tribe.
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I killed a satellite in space. On purpose. Also, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 45.
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  • Johns Hopkins University