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We don't know what the going rate is for venturing off to infinity and beyond, but if you'd like to boldly go where man has gone a few times before, a company called Excalibur Almaz will take you there... for a price. The commercial aerospace company said it's ready to start selling tourists trips to the moon, tickets of which will reportedly cost around $155 million at the outset. "Suborbital flight experience will serve as an integral preparatory step for the safety, education and enjoyment of our customers traveling on crew expedition missions," said Art Dula, Excalibur Almaz Founder and Chairman.... Read more...
Scientists have theorized that there might be frozen water on the moon for decades—while water vapor quickly boils away on the moon's surface, frozen water was predicted to exist inside permanently shadowed polar craters as far back as the 1960s. Evidence has mounted for the existence of water in the last 10 years, but new findings from NASA confirm the presence of a whole lot of H2O. Using data from a NASA radar that flew aboard India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft, scientists have detected ice deposits near the moon's north pole. NASA's Mini-SAR instrument, a lightweight, synthetic aperture radar,... Read more...
NVIDIA CUDA TECHNOLGY USED TO RECOVER HISTORIC APOLLO 11 MAN ON THE MOON VIDEO Lowry Digital Relies on NVIDIA GPUs to Recover Historic Video by Upgrading 1960s Television Footage to 21st Century High-Definition SANTA CLARA, CA - AUGUST 5, 2009 - When NASA's original Apollo 11 moon landing video was accidentally destroyed, it seemed the world had lost a visual record of one of man's greatest achievements. Fortunately, unique digital video restoration technology from Lowry Digital, powered by NVIDIA Tesla GPUs (graphics processing units) with CUDA technology, has enhanced television coverage of the... Read more...
Rolling Rock, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, has come up with an interesting ad campaign: offbeat, though definitely high-powered.  Or requiring a lot of power, anyway.It appears to be a teaser to a new advertising campaign for Rolling Rock beer. According to their “Moonvertising,” web site: “…we’re trying a new, more tasteful advertising campaign this year: Putting our logo on the moon.” It goes on to invite readers to “broadcast your own message on the moon as well.”Why, of course! There has to be a social media aspect to the campaign in this day and age. The web site is clever, but painfully... Read more...
It sort of makes sense, since Google recently paid NASA $1.3 million just to be able to land their jet at NASA's Moffett Field.  Google is funding a $30 million dollar prize for a privately developed moon rover.The Google Lunar X Prize, announced today by the search-engine giant and the X Prize Foundation at the Wired NextFest in Los Angeles, ranks among the richest contests ever offered for technological innovation. It follows up on the $10 million Ansari X Prize for manned spaceflight, which was won nearly three years ago by the SpaceShipOne rocket plane.The new prize calls upon teams to create... Read more...