Posts Tagged ‘NASA Ames Research Center’

Stairway to Heaven

February 21, 2010
Air Ship Ventures

Air Ship Ventures

When I say the word “Zeppelin” – safety may not be the first thought that comes to mind…”Oh, the humanity” might…but these days the Zeppelin is not your grandfather’s airship.  In fact – a private company called Airship Ventures has set up shop – selling rides to tourists – at NASA’ Ames Research Center – trying to prove their business model is more than hot air.  Recently I caught up with the Zeppelin in the LA area – and it is some ride.

Watch my story from “This Week in Space” here.

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Everything Old Is New Again

December 21, 2009
First view of Earth from the Moon.  Source: Lunar Orbiter Images Recovery Project/NASA Ames

Earliest view of Earth from the Moon. Source: Lunar Orbiter Images Recovery Project/NASA Ames

Next time on “This Week In Space” – we will take you to McMoons – believe it or not the old McDonald’s at NASA Ames Research Center has become the scene of a remarkable project to preserve and enhance some 50 year old pictures of the moon…

We’ll tell you the amazing tale of the lost tapes – jury rigged antique machines – and some guys with a lot of drive and passion…the only question is: would you like a hot apple pie with that?