Author Archives: Kidmat Eden

About Kidmat Eden

Science/tech/space and sci-fi connections; the human experience in the 4th age.

2013: 11th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Could Superman Help Felix Baumgartner?

An Austrian skydiver broke the speed of sound in a jump from the ‘edge of space’ at 128,000 feet (~40km or ~24mi), as part of a Red Bull promotion, on Oct 14th, 2012, the 65th anniversary to Chuck Yeager’s record … Continue reading

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2013: 10th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What Credit Score Do I Need For a Home Loan on Mars?

Discovery news posted this short news bit earlier this year, summarizing that colonizing beyond our planet is a doable feat. This is based on expectations from private ventures, to be able to run operations much leaner than NASA, mainly relying on … Continue reading

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2013: 9th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Have You Considered the Hyperloop and the Fear Factor?

Much hype about the Hyperloop, the radical proposal for extreme high-speed transit from LA to SF in around 35 minutes, using passenger pods in a low pressure air-cushioned tube.  [Here’s a summary article]. Some of the reactions have a negative … Continue reading

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2013: 8th of 13 Things I Want to Know: How Much Deodorant Will the Winners of the AXE Apollo Competition Get?

At the beginning of this year, AXE brand of men’s personal care products created a sensation with a marketing stunt around a Superbowl ad. The ad presented users of the Apollo scent as heroes.  What can be more heroic than … Continue reading

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2013: 7th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Sending Up a Bag of Light – Why?

9:30 PM local time, a beach on the Pacific; Summer time, completely dark, and I was on my way out when some commotion caught my attention.  A group of people of all ages were gathered around some light source. Suddenly … Continue reading

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2013: 6th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What is the Biggest Eye Ever?

NASA’s 2018 Next Generation James Webb Space Telescope in Full Size Taking place in Austin, TX, the SXSW Interactive Festival Last March 8-12 2013 was to feature many sessions and activities on the topic of space exploration.  One of the … Continue reading

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2013: 5th of 13 Things I Want to Know: Is a Badass Look a Valid Requirement for a Spacesuit?

Rumor has it, someone at SpaceX actually wrote they require a “badass” look in the spec delivered last year to Orbital Outfitters for a pressure spacesuit. I’m curious who…? This is what a normal spec looks like (NASA, Apollo 1, … Continue reading

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