Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Feed reader stars, tweets and other interesting links

  • Learn more about the real rocket girls on NASA JSC's History Portal - March: Women's History Month.
  • Welcome to the B reactor video series - High Power Rocketry - Includes several videos about the reactor used during the Manhattan project to create plutonium from uranium.
  • Shooting Fireworks - Cool 'night launch' photo of an Israeli officer firing a hand-launched, simulated anti-aircraft missile (e.g. a skyrocket).
  • Fireball -  Photo of an Italian Fireball XL-5 rubber band-powered toy, circa 1969. Click through for more related photos.
  • Missile Tor - More retro toy rocket goodness from Italy, circa 1959.
  • BeFunky is a cool on-line photo editing/manipulation tool.  The free version does quite a bit and, of course, you can pay for even more features.  The resolution of the free tool's output files may not be suitable for photo printing, but the results are great from on-line images.  If you like 'photoshopping' your images, you should give it a try.