Space Apps Ottawa 2019: Mission Accomplished

Along with over 200 cities around the world, Ottawa teams worked all weekend to solve NASA- and CSA-designed challenges that leverage spacecraft, celestial & science data.

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Camping Griffon's pebble beach

Was Canadian Whisky Smuggled to Al Capone From Our Beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon?

Was Canadian whisky smuggled from our beach in l'Anse-au-Griffon to gangster Al Capone during the Prohibition? Local legend might be historical fact.

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More Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres' inventive and talented street artists have been busy. Check out some more stunningly beautiful murals including new 3d effects and other tricks!

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Street Art: Murals of Isla Mujeres

One of Isla Mujeres island's many charms is that many of its buildings are covered by beautiful murals, and each street corner reveals new artistic vistas.

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Cenote Diving in the Yucatan

Cenotes are water-filled limestone caves that hold a special place in Mayan folklore - and are great fun to explore. I'm lucky to be on vacation in Mexico and jumped at the chance to see them above and below the water line.

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"Where Are They?" A New Estimate of Alien Civilizations Is Both Exciting and Scary

A new calculation estimates how many alien civilizations are out there - here's what the results mean for us.

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Ring of Kerry road with sheep in foreground

Wild Atlantic Way: Ring of Kerry, Skelligs, and Valentia Island

Explore the famous Ring of Kerry in south-west Ireland.

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Onwards & Upwards, by Nicholas Kellett

Programmer. Traveler. Blogger. Space Cadet.

CSS 2013 Day 1

Canadian Space Summit 2013 – Space Commerce Track Day 1 (Notes)

2013-11-17 | 2

I didn’t attend the technical track since I don’t really know math, physics, or science. Instead I attended the General Track, which was chaired by Arny Sokoloff, the Canadian Space Commerce Association President. Disclaimer: I jotted down what I understood but I am likely to get names, comments, and some information wrong. Please contact me […]

CSA President

Canadian Space Summit 2013 – CSA President Natynczyk Speech

2013-11-16 | 2

I attended the Canadian Space Summit 2013 in Ottawa Canada this week. The following posts are my rough notes. Disclaimer: I jotted down what I understood but I am likely to get names, comments, and some information wrong. Please contact me if you feel I have misquoted you or otherwise mistated some of the conversations, […]

Interview with Jeremy Roshick of the Space Tourism Society Canada

2013-11-15 | 0

Jeremy Roshick is the Founder of Space Tourism Society Canada, the Canadian chapter of the California based organization. I met him at the Canadian Space Summit in Ottawa this past week.  According to the Society: “Our mission is to unite enthusiasts on a local, national and global level and to inspire innovation and creativity in providing […]

Canadian Space Summit Day 1 Keynote

Canadian Space Summit 2013 – Day 1 Keynote

2013-11-14 | 1

I attended the Canadian Space Summit 2013 in Ottawa Canada this week. The following posts are my rough notes. Disclaimer: I jotted down what I understood but I am likely to get names, comments, and some information wrong. Please contact me if you feel I have misquoted you or otherwise mistated some of the conversations, […]

Stardust

Hello World

2013-11-13 | 1

My personal journey to a different understanding of our beautiful little world – and its place in the universe – begins.

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