Mars or the Moon - Where do NASA manned missions go next?

Mars or the Moon – Where do NASA manned missions go next?

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The last humans to visit the moon left the lunar surface in Apollo 17 at 5:55pm EST on Dec 14th 1972, since then no humans have been further than low earth orbit missions and to the variety of space stations that have existed since then. The question is now, where shall we go next, do we make Mars the next great step forward or do we go back to the moon. This time it’s not down to the space race or national pride but it’s in expanding mans horizons to living elsewhere in the solar system other than the earth …

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon - The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

Why Russia Did Not Put a Man on the Moon – The Secret Soviet Moon Rocket

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It’s probably the most well known peacetime battle between the USA and the Soviet Union, in both technological and ideological terms of the 20th century. Although the USA won the race to the moon, if you’d been a betting person from the mid 1950’s to 1960’s, the chances are that you would have thought the Soviet Union had a very good chance of getting there first. So why didn’t Russia put a man on the moon? At the time the soviets were leading the space race, they had already started with the launch of Sputnik, then launched several probes to …

Was the Space Shuttle Doomed From the Beginning

Was the space shuttle program doomed from the beginning ?

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When the space shuttle was announced in 1972 it was seen as the space vehicle to make low earth orbit space travel and living in space an everyday reality. But in hindsight many now believe that it was a failed project that was hamstrung by lack of funding and interest by government and sky high expectations from NASA that led them to sideline safety to ensure scheduled launches continued on time in order to secure future funding. Instead of expanding man’s horizons, it in fact limited them and stopped the development more effective, safer forms of both manned and unmanned …

7 people that missed out on a fortune

7 People That Missed Out on a Fortune

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They say ignorance is bliss, and maybe it is compared to knowing that you’ve missed out on millions or even billions of dollars because of bad decisions or bad advice or just bad luck that turns the dream of riches in to the cold awakening of what could have been. In this video we look at 7 people that missed out on a fortune. 1 James Howells lost bitcoins As the ole timers would say theres gold in them there hills, but in this case it’s more like the local refuse dump. Back in 2009 just after Bitcoins had been …

7 Key Inventions that Made the Modern World

7 key Inventions that Made the Modern World

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The modern world is filled with amazing inventions but as newton stated “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” and this applies to the 7 key inventions in this video, which if any one of these had not occurred, our modern world would look very different to how we see it today. No 1. The Electrical generator This first invention is probably the most fundamental of all the ones here, for without this, all but one of the following inventions would not have been possible. Electricity had been known about since greeks and …

5 Incredible Body Painting Artists

5 Incredible Body Painting Artists Craig Tracy, Cho San, Nikki Shelley, Kay Pike, Gesine Marwedel

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Body painting has been around for thousands of years with the use of clay and other natural pigments often in ceremonies by almost every tribe of people around the world and this has in a way has led to the modern use of cosmetics and makeup but on a more conservative scale. Since the 1960’s there has been a revival of the body painting due in part to the changing attitudes of how we view the body in the main stream media. From fine art painting to face painting, CosPainting  and optical illusions, in this video we look at the …

The Forgotten American Concordes - Boeing 2707 - Lockheed L-2000 SST

The Forgotten American Concordes – Boeing 2707 – Lockheed L-2000 SST

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When we think of supersonic passenger air travel, most people will think of Concorde, the joint British & French design which operated from 1976 until 2003 and up until this day, has been the only long term supersonic passenger jet service to operate. What many people don’t know is that in the 60’s a 70’s there were three other competing designs from the United States and Russia. The Russian Tupolev Tu-144 was the first commercial supersonic transport aircraft (SST) which had its first flight 2 months before Concorde on 31st December 1969. However, after a crash at the Paris air …

18 weird phone facts

18 Weird Phone Facts

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Mobile Phones have become so integral to modern life that they changed the way we work, communicate, relax and play, in this video we look at 18 weird phone facts 1. Steve Jobs made a prank call when introducing the first iPhone. When the iPhone was introduced in 2007, the Apple CEO used it to make a public prank call, ordering 4,000 lattes from a nearby Starbucks. However, The engineers of the prototype iphone which jobs was using were also relieved that it worked without a hitch throughout the presentation, as then “unfinished” iphone had been buggy and unreliable, so Jobs …

5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

5 Most Amazing Cameras in the World

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Digital cameras are getting more powerful and smaller each year, with mega pixels counts and other features increasing at a breath taking rate but step away from the consumer devices and there are some truly amazing cameras being used. In this video we’ll look at some of the most amazing cameras in the world today and coming soon. Digitalglobe  Worldview-3 If you ever used google earth, bing, apple or most other mapping applications then you’ll have being seeing images mostly captured by satellites in orbit at around 360 odd miles above the earth. In 2014 a new satellite was launched …

5 Amazing Human Survival Stories

5 Amazing Human Survival Stories

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Shot by Firing Squad Wenseslao Moguel was a Mexican who was captured on the 18th March 1915 after being suspected of taking part in the Mexican revolution. He was summarily sentenced to death by firing squad without trial. He was shot by 8 times in the body, then once shot in the head at point blank range by the commanding officer to guarantee his death, or so it seemed. There are differing stories as to how he survived. Some say he was found alive but unconscious amongst the bodies of the others that had been executed and given medical attention …