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Space Traveling for the Rich

In what looks to be the next big thing for those in the "we have so much money we have run out of things to buy" department, space travel. That's right, if you have enough money you can soon start earning your astronaut wings. There are a few companies going right now that say they will soon be offering trips to outer space. You will be able to experience what it is like to be weightless, you will be able to see what Earth looks like from a distance few have seen before, and you will be able to call yourself a space explorer. Prior to these companies you had to join a country's space program in order to enjoy...

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Astronaut Costume (White) - Adult

TAKE ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND IN THE NEW ADULT-SIZE WHITE ASTRONAUT FLIGHT SUIT COSTUME! FEATURES REAL CHEST AND WAIST HARNESS BUCKLES, PADDED NECK COLLAR RING, ZIPPERS EVERYWHERE, AND MATCHING CUSTOM EMBROIDERED NASA VECTOR CAP. APPROXIMATE WEIGHT AND SIZE RANGE: SMALL FITS ON AVERAGE 5'2" TO 5'7" AND 110-160 LBS. LARGE FITS ON AVERAGE 5'8" TO 6'2" HEIGHT AND 170 - 220 LBS. FEATURES: OFFICIAL LOOKING NASA STYLE ASTRONAUT SUIT REAL CHEST AND WAIST HARNESS BUCKLES PADDED NECK COLLAR RING LOADED WITH ZIPPERS MATCHING CUSTOM EMBROIDERED CAP HIGH QUALITY CONSTRUCTION, 100% POLYESTER MACHINE WASHABLE! (INSIDE OUT, GENTLE CYCLE)

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Lanyard Apollo 14 FLOWN betacloth

Own a flown to the moon artifact for $75! This high-end luxurious lanyard contains a FLOWN piece of Apollo 14 betacloth material encapsulated in the acrylic cap. This beta cloth flew to the moon during Apollo 14.The buckle is made out of solid metal that has futuristic spaceship design that resembles a bit the space shuttle. The strap is made out of white Nylon and has security lock to open in the case of extreme pressure to avoid any personal damage and damage to the lanyard. All other parts such as the key chain are also made out solid metal. Hold it in your hands and you realize the difference to cheap plastic giveaway lanyards ! A certificate of authenticity...

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Fixing a NASA Spacecraft

Repairs to a spacecraft can present unique challenges. Two of the more known telescopes the Hubble and the Kepler became in need of repair after being launch into orbit. The Hubble approached the challenge of repairs threw it’s design to be serviced in space. The Hubble’s design made it one of the largest telescopes. The Hubble contained state of the art imagery technologies that allowed the telescope to take high-resolution pictures in near darkness utilizing several different spectrum of light. The problem was in the nearly 8 ft mirror used to reflect light. Because of a faulty ground within the Hubble’s mirror the Hubble’s ability to take high-resolution images of Earth was greatly impaired. So after being launched in 1990...

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Learning The Basics Of Laser Space Communication Systems

Laser beams have been used for space communication systems since their inception in 1960. Scientists believed that laser had the potential to transfer data at very high speeds, but also needed specific advancements in systems engineering and component performance, particularly for space-compatible hardware. Developments in data formatting, component technology and system architecture over the last couple of years have made laser communication systems in space a viable and attractive option for inter-satellite link applications. The speed and amount of data laser communications can transfer is several times greater than radio frequency systems. Features of Laser Communication Systems Digital data are entered into electronic data systems which modulate the transmitting laser beam. Indirect or direct modulation techniques are used depending on the...

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