Mars

My Battery Is Low and It’s Getting Dark – Rusted Robot 234

My battery is low and it’s getting dark are the saddest words ever uttered by a robot. This episode is dedicated to the longevity and importance of Opportunity, the Mars rover that lived 14 years beyond its desgned life span. The success of the mission cannot be underplayed. Terminator Dark

To boldly go: NASA engineer Kim Steadman helps humanity explore the stars

As a kid, Kim Steadman remembers watching reruns of Star Trek and being utterly fascinated by the vast universe beyond our own planet. What secrets were hidden in the stars beyond what she could see by looking up into the night sky? What “strange new worlds” were out there, waiting

The Cigar Nerds

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 96: House of Animals

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 96: House of Animals. Toga! Toga! Toga! It’s not over till we say it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? This week we are going back to school to talk about the 40th Anniversary of Animal House. Probably one of the most

The Cigar Nerds

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 92: The Pool Is Open

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 92: The Pool Is Open. Its summer, time to hit the pool. In this case we’re talking about Deadpool. Its time to check in with everyone’s favorite merc and talk about DeadPool 2. Does it live up to the first one? We’re about to find out.

The Monster Scifi Show Podcast – Scifi News For 11/23/2016

We are coming to the 2nd to the last Scifi News podcast for 2016. I’m trying my best to be upbeat by losing myself in all things geeky. Who is Dr.Smith in the Lost in Space reboot? Black Panther adds another great actor The solo Han Solo movie adds another

Cigar Nerds Episode 30: Poltergeists

The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 30: Poltergeists. This week our nerds rise from the grave for another Halloween special. We talk about our favorite ghost movies and compare the original Poltergeist to the remake. Later we talk about real hauntings with Ed Laughlin of Ghosts of Georgia Paranormal Investigation. We

Flopcast 181: Our Favorite Martians

Flopcast episode 181! With our neighboring red planet in the news lately (we can’t wait to try that delicious new Martian water), Kevin and Kornflake are counting down their Top 4 ½ favorite Martians (and miscellaneous Mars-type stuff). We cover Martian cartoon characters, music, movies, candy bars, and lots more.

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 29: Rock Toons

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 29: Rock Toons. This week we take a look at the unique relationship between Rock music and Animation. We look back at movies that have been inspired by music like Heavy Metal and Pink Floyd’s The Wall. We also talk about the best cartoon bands from

Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 10: Parody Wars

The Cigar Nerds Podcast Episode 10: Parody Wars. This week our nerds venture into a galaxy far far away and take a look at parody movies and fan films inspired by Star Wars. We sample some Space Balls beer in Beer 30, and talk lasers, new planets, and life on

NASA’s $300 million plan to send 6 probes hunting Martians by 2018

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com A few months ago, we heard that NASA’s determined to launch some kind of new Mars mission by 2018 regardless of budget cuts. Now a proposed plan for just such a mission has been revealed, and it’s one of the most ambitious searches for Martian

Private space mogul wants to skip the moon and go right to Mars

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is an ambitious guy. He’s the one who said he can get commercial flights to Mars up and running a decade or so from now, but what about humanity’s return to the moon? Well, if you ask Musk, the moon’s little

Despite budget cuts, here’s how NASA plans to reach Mars by 2018

By Matthew Jackson, Source: Blastr.com Two weeks ago, NASA’s woes got deeper when they took a 20 percent cut to their space exploration money. That money might mean we never make it to Mars, but NASA’s not giving up on the Red Planet just yet. On Monday, the space agency

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