Forwarded from The Daily Galaxy: Great Discoveries Channel SpaceX Poised for Historic Launch -Does It Signal the Birth of a New Commercial Space Era? Casey Kazan via Reuters Following a successful test of its Falcon 9 rocket over the weekend, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is set become an icon for the new commercial space era

Zero-G Launches Airborne Weightless Science Lab  By Staff posted: 12 March 2010 01:53 pm ET Scientists who want to conduct research on Mars, the moon, and in space don’t have to travel that far anymore. A commercial company is offering researchers a chance to fly in a plane that simulates weightless and low-gravity environments

Dear friends of Janet’s Planet: This is amazing and makes my coffee habit pale in comparison! ( — Think you need a lot of coffee to get going in the morning? How about 56 espressos? That’s the kind of power the experimental car, the “Carpuccino,” needs just to travel one mile! The coffee-guzzling 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco, was


Wednesday, 10 March 2010 by

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: I have great news and a discovery that has been made! Who knows maybe one day we will travel to Mars and the Mars’ moon! And the following is why we must continue to endeavor and dare to explore our wonderful cosmos! Peace, Janet from Janet’s Planet Mar. 9, 2010

Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Monday, 08 March 2010 by

Dear Friends of Janet’s Planet: It is written that Sir Arthur C. Clarke was a stargazer as a very young child. The 19th of March 2010 mark the 2nd year death anniversary of late Sir Arthur Clarke. It’s hard to imagine we have already made two orbits around the Sun without his presence. Of course

Dear Janet’s Planet Friends: Here is what NASA chief Charles Bolden is working on. Do you have an opinion about the cuts in NASA’s budget? Do you have hopes for future exploration? Aren’t our shared missions truly about working, engaging, and building with the same raw material? And I am not talking about aluminum, steel

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Smelly Astronauts!

Friday, 05 March 2010 by

Why do astronauts stink in space? Watch this video for an insightfully and smelly explanation!

Please Vote!

Friday, 05 March 2010 by

These are important issues to consider as we enter a time a critical time in the world of discovery, invention and future space exploration. Take the time to become educated and aware of these issues and place your vote. Cosmic Peace, Janet from Janet’s Planet Please Vote! There are three separate issues to vote for:

To Boldly Go Where Ever

Friday, 05 March 2010 by

To Boldly Go Where Ever If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there. Former Space Foundation Chairman of the Board the Honorable Jaime Oaxaca frequently encouraged us to test our plans and intentions against our mission statement and strategic plan, saying: “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road

USA today has posted a really neat animation showing the different stages of the International Space Station being built. Check out the link HERE

Janet’s Planet Screen Time

Thursday, 25 February 2010 by

Janet’s Planet Screen Time Video from YouTube

Janet’s Planet: Different Kids

Thursday, 25 February 2010 by

Video from YouTube : Different Kids