Sunday, May 30, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
French architect and ocean enthusiast Jacques Rougerie has designed the world's first vertical ocean ship called the SeaOrbiter.
The 167 foot tall vessel, which is solely powered by the winds and currents, will allow 18 crewmembers to spend up to six months in the ocean without returning to port. This would allow oceanographers to study the ocean in a different way. Further, Rougerie envisions astronauts using the SeaOrbiter for training.
The $43 million construction project is expected to begin in September and should set sail by 2012.
Source: PM Network April 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
A few weeks ago, I was honored to sit on a review panel at Texas State's Public Administration Department. As I was preparing myself for the meeting by doing additional research on the topic, this song was playing on the TV. My son was watching Disney's Phineas and Ferb. So, on the drive to San Marcos, this song was stuck in my head.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Source: Scientific American March 2010
The $3 billion project, conceived by a former aerospace engineer, is hoping to welcome their first guests in 2012. A three day stay is said to cost approximately $4 million per customer.
The guest pod will said to orbit 280 miles above the earth and travel approximately 18,651 miles per hour.
Reference: PM Network, January 2010.