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#LEGO Robots, go!

We're at the FIRST robotics Championship in St. Louis!

Know anyone 9-17 who would love to build a LEGO robot? Registration is open now for MoonBots 2014!:

http://bitly.com/moonbots2014

Teams that sign up between today and Sunday (5pm Central US) have a chance to win a #GoPro camera:

http://on.fb.me/1prR2ef

In addition to the trip to Hawaii they could win in the competition!
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Want to help mankind for a living?

#XPRIZE is hiring!:

http://bit.ly/1hlTf0w
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Happy #EarthDay , from the first man in space:

[Image via the awesome +Penny4NASA.]
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+Penny4NASA I thought I was pretty clear.

I support the space programs because we are destroying this planet. If we are to survive, we must, as it ever was, expand.

But to suggest that the Earth be preserved and saved, from space is absurd.

The quantities of exotic materials like Ti and Au, and the amount of energy required to assemble sufficient quantities of liquid O2 and liquid H2, are, well, astronomical.

It's not good for this planet, but that's precisely the point...

Until we learn to curb our appetites and coexist, we're going to keep using up planets, so the costs are essentially both insignificant and crucial at the same time.
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NASA's #LADEE mission has ended---by crashing (intentionally) into the far side of the Moon.

All about the mission and what it has revealed about dust in the lunar environment:

http://www.universetoday.com/108940/nasa-extends-ladee-dust-explorer-for-bonus-lunar-science/
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+Google Lunar XPRIZE Thanx for the info. I was curious if one of the orbiting satellites might have been "redirected" to an "observation" distance. Kinda like a "spy drone"...lol
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Presidents, explorers, and robots---in this week's Moon Roundup:

http://bit.ly/1f7yMSA
Major influencers and explorers---including Cousteau's grandson; Croatia's president; and more---are getting into the loop: the Moon race is on, and exploration is back!
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Is the Earth rising...

...or is it setting?

[JAXA image of the Earth over the Moon's South Pole. #earthday]
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Since it's the moon, it'll stay put. No rise, no set. The moon's rotation is gravitationally locked to the earth. Since we only see one constant face of the moon, the moon only sees one constant position of the earth from its face.
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Experiences from the Moon helped solve this parachute-'meteorite' mystery:
 
Forensic Ballistics: How Apollo 12 Helped Solve the Skydiver Meteorite Mystery

The news went viral a couple of weeks ago. A team in Norway announced that a skydiver was almost struck by a meteorite in flight over the ØstreÆra airstrip near Rena, Norway. What can a 45-year-old mission to the Moon tell us about a "meteorite" flying past a skydiver on Earth?

Find out here: http://bit.ly/1eVnscm

(Image: Anders Helstrup / Dark Flight, photomontage: Hans Erik Foss Amundsen)
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Live from space: +SpaceX and their #Dragon  head to the #ISS (right now!):
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We're going back to the Moon---for good. 

http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/

Are you excited? Spread the word!

Every person counts.

[Image: +Team Stellar CEO Stjepan Bedic spreading the word in Croatia. http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams/stellar/blog/lectures-balloon-launches-and-tv-shows]
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The Google Lunar X PRIZE is a $30 million competition for the first privately funded team to send a robot to the moon, travel 500 meters and transmit video, images and data back to the Earth.

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