Two rocket hops, a launch and a fail

It’s amazing what a little competition will do. After the following SpaceX gets online for its onboard video, United Launch Alliance (ULA) has started providing onboard launch video too with the Atlas V AEHF-5. It’s not quite up to SpaceX standards, but...

Full audio from the Apollo 11 mission

Everyone knows the famous few soundbites from the Apollo 11 mission. Frankly they’ve been flogged almost to the point of exhaustion. But sometimes some of the most interesting soundbites and passages aren’t the famous ones. Thanks to youtube poster...

Music from the electromagnetic ether

Vlad Kreimer is an engineer, scientist and inventor now based in Moscow. He is also the man behind SomaSynths.com which builds some extraordinary instruments and audio devices. One of those devices is “Ether”, a pocket-sized device which picks up nearby...

Apollo 11 audio loop

Here’s a link to a fantastic site on the first manned Moon landing. Not only does it give both the air-to-ground and flight director’s loop, it shows who’s speaking and even where they were sitting in the room. I’d love to see an expanded...

Humans to Mars Summit – video

Few of us have the time or money available to hang out at interesting symposiums and summits (nice to contemplate such a lifestyle though). Happily these are often streamed. Such was the recent “Humans to Mars” summit held in Washington DC. There was a...

Programming tips for the VST synth ArcSyn

A thread on the synth forum KVR asked “what’s your favorite synth to program” ? It is interesting to stop and contemplate. There’s quite a few synths I really enjoy playing; others that I find I can get satisfying sounds from; some are go-tos...