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September 20, 2010 12:52 PM   Subscribe

These Flickr collections document NASA's 2010 Desert Research and Technology Studies tests (Desert RATS!). [via]
posted by brundlefly (7 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are neat -- thanks for posting this.
posted by theredpen at 1:34 PM on September 20, 2010


Desert RATS Mission Manager Joe Kosmo takes a quick break...

Nice.
posted by aught at 2:05 PM on September 20, 2010


Just this weekend a family member said to me "NASA doesn't DO anything."

I will forward this to them. Thanks brundlefly!
posted by morganannie at 3:04 PM on September 20, 2010


Just this weekend a family member said to me "NASA doesn't DO anything."

Wha--? Send them to the constantly mind-blowing Cassini images web site, and stress to them that these are REAL PICTURES, not sci-fi movie effects. (Or similarly to the Mars Rovers site, which is chock full of amazing Martian landscapes, or any one of a million International Space Station and Space Shuttle image archives.)
posted by aught at 7:21 AM on September 21, 2010


I think some people have space madness when it comes to NASA. My father, who is highly educated and pretty intelligent, said he wasn't interested in a book I really liked (Mary Roach's Packing for Mars because it was "science fiction." I was really shocked. And saddened. I hope I don't lose my capacity for wonder and fascination with scientific endeavors such as these when I become an old fart.
posted by theredpen at 8:33 AM on September 21, 2010


I think some people have space madness when it comes to NASA.

I knew a girl in high school (a somewhat prominent writer nowadays, actually) who told me she wasn't interested in science fiction because it was "about outer space" and she didn't "care about outer space." The fact that someone could write off the overwhelming majority of the universe as unimportant just floored me. She recently expressed a similar sentiment in an essay, which saddened me, as I had hoped she'd grown out of it.
posted by brundlefly at 12:17 PM on September 21, 2010


nice
posted by akaru at 1:27 PM on September 21, 2010


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