Thursday, May 26, 2011

Uni Space Watch News Ticker...Interesting item on Space 2.0: how to create your own mission patch... Speaking of mission patches, check out this rare Lot of 7 NASA Space Mission patches on eBay... Ever wonder what Lance Bass would look like as an astronaut? Me neither... Dick Lipshitz reports to us that for the upcoming unmanned Delta II launch at Vandenberg in November, the payload crew will be wearing commemorative 40th anniversary patches celebrating the November 1971 beginning of the Delta program...
Check out this auction with original Vostok, Sputnik, Gemini and Apollo stuff... You all know that cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first person in space fifty years ago last month, but did you know that he died in a test flight crash in 1968 that was covered up by Leonid Breshnev? New book out about the 1967 Apollo tragedy...Coming tomorrow, a new set of orange astronaut suit 1980's-era Space Shuttle tweaks from a reader and a new "guess the launch" contest. Plus a new "launchies" cartoon. 


5 & 1, Uni Space Watch Edition
And now, the part of the parody you’ve all been waiting for: The 5 & 1.

The Mothervilker from the mother-ship, Uni......Watch, drops by to give us his take.

Best Space Suits:
5. Mercury Program. Love the diagonal zipper, but a bit shiny, no?
4. Vostok Program. Oh, those bulbous helmets!
3. Shuttle Program. Yes, the jet pack makes your butt look big, but that’s what makes it cool.
2. Apollo Program. To paraphrase JFK: “We choose to go to the moon not because it is easy…but because these space suits are freakin’ awesome.”
1. Gemini Program. Almost Penn State-like in its beautiful simplicity.
And the bad one: China. Those Soyuz knockoff have just a little too much striping for my tastes.