Did you know that this spring NASA's cargo spaceship (SpaceX CRS-6) delivered 20 mice to the International Space Station? These mice are studied for the effects of gravity absence on mammals - such as muscle and bone loss, as well as tendon mass loss. Sure, astronauts experience the same gravity absence and they are studied too, but the lifespan of mice is much shorter thus the long term effects can be seen faster. Yet mice and rats share about 96% of their DNA with humans, so they make perfect lab subjects (thus the expression "lab rat").
Photoshop anything related to space exploration by animals. E.g. show how space exploration history would be different if animals explored space instead of humans, photoshop animal astronauts, etc. All animals - living, extinct, or even mythical are accepted for this contest (except for humans)!
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This Tuesday would have been the Sally Ride's 64th birthday. Ride became the first American woman to travel into space on June 18th, 1983. Google paid homage to Sally with its doodles today.
Show how women would rule the space exploration and tourism. Some examples are - womanize astronaut clothes & accessories, spaceships, equipment, etc. Many thanks to luke314pi for the themepost.
The International Space Station will host its first female cosmonaut by the end of September. The lucky woman is Russian astronaut Elena Serova, who will be the fourth woman to reach space. The flight will happen later this month amid the US-Russian tensions, despite the US plans to end any cooperation with Russia in space exploration. The historic flight that took the first woman to space (Valentiona Tereshkova) happened 51 years ago on June 14, 1963. Tereshkova is 77 today and is in good health. She even asked to be included in a crew on a one way trip to Mars, which may happen within the next 5 years.
Show how women could rule space exploration and space tourism - womanize astronaut clothes & accessories, spaceships, equipment, show how women can settle down on the moon and Mars, etc.
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June 14 marked the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space. It was Russian astronaut Valentina Tereshkova who was 26 on that historic flight in 1963. Tereshkova, 76 today, is still active and plans to be one of several selected astronauts for the first manned flight to Mars in 2018. Due to several technical challenges, the manned Mars mission will is planned as one way only. The astronauts will spend the rest of their lives on Mars, completing their mission. "Space was my life, and I'll be honored to spend the rest of my life in space too", said Tereshkova on the 50th anniversary of the first woman in space.
Show how women could rule the space exploration and space tourism - womanize astronaut clothes & accessories, spaceships, equipment, etc.
The world's first space tourist and multimillionaire Dennis Tito is financing a project to get space tourists to Mars by early 2018. Tito, who spent $20 million on his space trip in 2001, is so anxious to get to the red planet, he's pumping hundreds of millions of his own money into the project, because he's doesn't want to wait till NASA or Roskosmos will offer such space trips to just any rich tourists. The return trip to Mars should take about 501 days and is expected to cost over $100 million per space tourist. "Expensive, I know, but we already have a list of customers who are willing to pay this price for this once in a lifetime experience", said Tito.
Photoshop anything related to space tourism. Some examples are - what companies might be the pioneers to commercialize space (e.g. Moon or Mars) and and how they might adapt their products for it. These are just some ideas.