NASA scientists are now firing 46-foot-tall two-stage rockets against auroras because they hate them and they smell bad. Or maybe because they want to test how extreme space weather can affect digital communications between ground bases and spacecraft or satellites.
Heads up if you hold a degree in math, science or engineering and have logged hours flying high-performance jet aircraft. NASA is looking for its next class of astronauts!
Astronaut Ron Goran may sound like he's being creative when he describes what returning from the ISS feels like for today's space-faring souls, but really, no he isn't. [Fragile Oasis via Boing Boing, Image]
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