Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea Interview from a few years back.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A northwest Arkansas architect is part of a team that has won a NASA competition to build homes on Mars.
Trey Lane of Rogers and two teammates placed first among 19 teams from around the world and receive $20,957 from the total prize amount of $100,000.
Lane told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that it's "amazing to think" a project he's part of could make exploration of Mars possible.
The project includes using a robot equipped with a 3-D printer, building a compound of homes, laboratories and spaces for exercise, meals and gardening.
The buildings will be constructed from materials found on Mars such as ice, calcium oxide and aggregate to create Martian concrete.
Lane said there is no guarantee NASA will actually use the plan, but that the possibility is considered.
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Engineers with NASA's Mars Exploration Rover program have been left hanging on like a yo-yo for 61 days now, after the space agency's Opportunity rover lost power during a Martian dust storm — but they've started greeting each new Martian day the rover may call with a themed song.
On Aug. 4 — Opportunity's 5,165th day on Mars — the rover was still asleep. But mission staff at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, hoped to inspire the robot to turn back on by playing Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" in the control room, beginning of a new tradition to wait out the storm.
"Morale has been a little shaky," Michael Staab, an engineer for the program at JPL who helped initiate the themed daily wake-up song for the humans waiting for Opportunity's long and nerve-wracking nap to end, told Space.com. "This is the first time she [Opportunity] has stopped talking to us and not resumed communication when we expected." [The Epic Mars Dust Storm of 2018 Explained]
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BOSTON — In honor of the 50th anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpiece, “2001: A Space Odyssey,” two of its stars, Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood will be at “Boston Comic Con presents FanExpo Boston” this weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Hall.
Despite being an accomplished actor of both stage and screen, Dullea’s name has become synonymous with Astronaut David Bowman in “2001: A Space Odyssey” and Dullea doesn’t mind a bit.
“It’s definitely a blessing,” Dullea said on the phone in San Francisco, where his wife, Mia Dillon, is performing in a revival of “Barefoot in the Park” at the Old Globe. “If one could only be known for one thing, you could do worse. Truly, it’s one of the great films in the history of cinema and I was fortunate to be cast by this genius, Stanley Kubrick. And I loved every minute working with him.”
Read more here: TELEGRAM.COM
2001: A Space Odyssey: Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea now
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CBS has made it so! Sir Patrick Stewart will reprise his iconic role as Jean-Luc Picard in a new ‘Star Trek’ series for CBS All Access! The announcement was made by Stewart himself in a surprise appearance at the Las Vegas ‘Star Trek’ Convention with the words, ‘Jean-Luc Picard… is back!”
The new series is said to focus on the next chapter of Picard’s life, so the Picard that will appear in this show may not be the same man that we have grown to love in ‘The Next Generation.’ As Stewart teases:
“He may not be captain anymore. Twenty years has passed, which is nearly the length of time between Nemesis and today.”
Read more here: ScienceFiction.com
An member of the audience, Jaime Bastidas, caught the announcement on video:
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2001: A Space Odyssey was released 50 years ago but it remains as relevant today as it was in 1968.
The film was a collaboration between Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke. Both were determined to make a science fiction film that would not date. They succeeded brilliantly. 2001 has not only stood the test of time, but remains one of the greatest films ever made.
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Students and enthusiasts can now build their own Martian rovers, thanks to a new NASA project.
Rovers like Curiosity and Opportunity have allowed scientists to learn about the Red Planet in an up-close and personal way. Now, builders of all backgrounds can learn the skills it takes to create these rovers using plans and instructions from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Open Source Rover project, according to a statement published on Tuesday (July 31).
Open Source Rover is a "scaled down version of Curiosity," according to agency officials, and the project includes several features, like six-wheel steering and "rocker-bogie suspension." JPL published this design on the development platform GitHub. Instructions for building your own Open Source Rover are available for download here on the platform.
Read more here: SPACE.COM
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What is the moon made of? How did it form? National Geographic has all the answers in this cool video. If you want to teach your kids about the moon or just get a refresher course yourself, you should give it a watch.
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Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi epic “2001: A Space Odyssey” is heading back to the big screen.
In honor of its 50th anniversary, Warner Bros. is releasing the film in Imax in 350 theaters for a one-week limited engagement, starting on Aug. 24. An unrestored 70mm version will be shown in Imax in four venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Toronto. Tickets go on sale Friday.
Christopher Nolan recently oversaw “2001: A Space Odyssey’s” restoration in 70mm print, but this is the first time it will be offered in Imax.
Read more here: Variety.com