NASA have released a video game that allows you to explorer the moon on your own or with your friends – virtually. If you always wanted to be an astronaut, here’s your chance!
The game received favorable reviews and seems to be of decent quality much like the shooter game made by the Army (America’s Army).
NASA Moonbase Alpha game trailer:
Recommended system specs:
- Win XP SP3 / Vista / Windows 7
- 2.4+ GHz CPU (Dual-Core)
- 4+ GB RAM
- NVIDIA 9000+ or ATI Radeon 3600+ Video Card
- 5 GB Hard Drive Space
- DirectX 9.0c for XP/Vista, DirectX 10 for Windows 7
NASA is trying to get more kids interested/involved in space and considering the importance of the topic that is totally ok with me. Actually, I will take this chance to write about some interesting finds below:
Moon base in 2020
Paid attention to the science news lately? Japan is about to start a program for the first Moon base lead by robots and Chinese teleport Photons over 10 miles! What ground-breaking news are next, SETI picks up another signal?
With a moon base we would be possibly able to deploy much large telescopes to scout the universe, doesn’t that sound awesome? Apparently, the atmosphere is hindering us from taking crystal clear images of the universe, that’s also the reason why they deployed the hubble telescope in space and not on earth. My theory is that the Allen telescope array would get better results (I don’t know that much about physics, so feel free to correct me or disagree) if it was on the moon instead on earth, simply because there are a lot less annoying radio waves.
Moon landing was a fake? Who cares!
As for the moon and the discussion weather the moon landing was a fake or not, I am starting to believe that the moon landing was really faked just so that America could win the race vs. Russia. But honestly, who cares? Even if it was a fake, we’re going to have lunar moon bases soonish – so we’re all getting our chance to go up there for some money. I suppose that space tourism will flourish quicker than many of us think with all the private companies working on it right now.
If you’re interested in the topic, check out some interesting videos that many consider to be a pretty good proof that the moon landing was faked. My favorite video is “Giant leap” (if the calculations are correct you’re able to jump about 14 feet high on the moon).
MoonFaker – No Crater
MoonFaker – Rocks and Crocks
MoonFaker – One Giant Leap (very good proof that it was fake)
MoonFaker – Reflect on this
About UFO disclosure & Drake equation
Another interesting related topic – are we alone? Personally, I wouldn’t be surprised much if there was a UFO disclosure sooner or later with the billions of galaxies and stars out there it would be totally stupid to think that we’re alone and that there are no other species far, far more advanced than us. If you’re interested in this topic, you should do some research on the drake equation, an equation to calculate the number of other civilizations out there. Here’s a cool Drake equation calculator that is very simply to use even for lay people.
NASA/ESA Hubble Space Theme
Here’s a space theme with pictures taken by ESA’s/NASA’s hubble telescope