One small step…

For those who follow my Instagram account, you may have seen the progress of my latest craft project.

50 years ago today, July 16th 1969, three earthlings lifted off from Cape Canaveral in Florida to begin their journey to the Moon. 4 days later, Neil Armstrong took the first step onto the lunar surface.

To celebrate and commemorate this event, I’ve spent the month of June and July recreating one of the artifacts from the Lunar landing.

The Beginning

Back in 2015(!) the Smithsonian created the Kickstart project, Reboot the Suit, to raise fund to “conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong’s and Alan Shepard’s spacesuits.”

It raised more than $700k which enabled the Neil Armstrong’s lunar spacesuit to be displayed on July 16th, 2019!

As a project backer, I received a 3D printing digital file of the spacesuit glove which I promptly put aside and forgot. At that time I did not have access to a 3D printer nor felt the need to purchase one for this one-off project.

However, when we moved cross-country to California last year, I joined productOps which has a Raise3D Pro2 printer.

As May this year came around, I suddenly realized that I now have the tool and, perhaps, the skills to do justice to Neil Armstrong’s glove.

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Facts or ‘Facts’?

"The video ratings and view counts suggest," the authors write, "the
presence of a community of YouTube users critical of immunization."
This is hardly limited to vaccinations; a quick search for content
based on "Duesberg" pulled up a number of highly rated and viewed
videos that promote his dangerous contention that HIV is a harmless
virus. Find a more prominent area of scientific controversy—say,
evolution or climatology—and it's easy to find a deluge of inaccurate
information.

Via Ars Technica

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Vox Hunt: Set Your DVR

Video: Show us a clip from your current favorite TV show.

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QotD: The Big To Do List

What's on your "do before I die" list?
Submitted by Caroline.

Spent a day at the Nurburgring circuit in a fast car, ideally the McLaren F1, but a BMW/Mercedes Benz/Audi/Lotus will suffice.

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