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Entries in astronauts (3)

Tuesday
Jun172014

We’ll Take Two Space Espressos, Please

Ask any child what they want to be when they grow up, and you’ll probably get quite the handful that tell you they want to grow up to be an astronaut! Fast forward a couple years…ok, like 20 or 30 years…and most probably haven’t left the atmosphere. But honestly, can we blame them? Space is big and dark and quiet and…we’ll stay right here on the ground, thank you!

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Saturday
Oct122013

THE SOUNDS OF GRAVITY 

The movie Alien isn’t really known for its realistic scenes of outer space. Chest-bursting monsters and a kickbutt Sigourney Weaver might not actually be found in zero gravity, but Alien was right about one thing: In space, no one can hear you scream.  In fact, no one can hear you do anything! So how did Gravity Director Alfonso Cuarόn and Recording Mixer Skip Lievsay deal with this soundless vacuum in their more true-to-life film?

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Monday
Dec262011

Microsoft Kinect’s Future in Space

Already making a leap from casual games to business applications, the tech behind the Kinect gaming sensor may be headed further – toward the final frontier of space.

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