Is this the fastest thing in the universe?

From Curious Droid. In 1991 a cosmic ray was detected that was far more powerful than anything seen before. Since then over 70 more have been detected but how they were created and were they came from is still a bit of a mystery. In this video, we look at what is the fastest physical…

Apollo’s Forgotten Computer – The LVDC

From Curious Droid. Although the Apollo missions had much less computing power than a modern smart-phone the computers used where essential to getting it done Although many think it was the Apollo Guidance Computer or AGC that did everything there was another, the Launch Vehicle Digital Computer or LVDC. This controlled and flew the Saturn…

Why is Project HAARP so controversial?

From Curious Droid. HAARP is a magnet for the conspiracy theorists who claim it can control the weather, create earthquakes, disrupt worldwide communications and control peoples minds. So how did a research project into the ionosphere turn to this super machine?. In this video, we’ll look at what HAARP really is and why it has…

What does it take to land on a comet?

From Curious Droid. In days of old comets were seen as bringers of doom and bad luck but now we know better. However, landing on one is probably the most difficult operation undertaken by any space agency and almost a guarantee of some sort of bad luck as ESA’s Rosetta / Philae mission found out.…

What happens to old spacecraft?

From Curious Droid. What happens to old spacecraft?. We know when new ones are launched and sometimes when they don’t make it to where they are going but after that, they just seem to go quiet. From the very first man-made object to orbit the earth to the ISS we look at where do they…