Challenger, Columbia and Apollo 1

On this, the 18th anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster, a comprehensive timeline of Challenger’s last flight and a similar timeline for the final minutes of the shuttle Columbia’s mission last year. The loss of Challenger and Columbia have both been memorialized on Mars with the landing site of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover […]

15 Minutes of Fame?

Wow! Out of 4.8 million users, randomly selected as SETI@Home User of the Day for January 22, 2004. Guess I’d better save a screenshot of this posterity…

A Short History of Nearly Everything

I just finished reading A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson, and I must say that it’s one of the most fun books I’ve read in quite a while. It’s the kind of book that you can pick up and read just a few pages at a time, or read straight through as […]