Space Exploration

Flying High

Jane is pretty excited about taking a sub-orbital flight and, with good reason, points to her tip jar:

The new service will be called Virgin Galactic and expects to fly 3,000 new astronauts in its first five years. Fares will start at 115,000 pounds (US$208,000, euro169,000) for a suborbital flight, including three days’ training.
As much as I’d like to fly with her I’m probably going to have to wait until the fare comes down a bit.

Cool Space

The California Institute of Technology provides a site that has some great tutorial material on infrared and multi-wavelength astronomy. Also, the many images and videos will make multiple visits worth your time even after you have learned all the basics!
The material also covers applications to biology, geology, oceanography and more.
Interestingly, the site warns readers when material is written for those older then 14 and refers the reader to their parents or guardians if the text is too difficult. I wonder just who the average adult is supposed to get help from.
Via The Internet Scout Report.