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1 Sep 2012

Weekly Inspirations

Hello! =D I'm back from hols and the trip was lovely! Great hotel, fantastic food and lovely trips.  I had a great time exploring Oxford, Windsor, London and Bourton on the Water.  Very inspirational settings! The driver was really nice and even bought us chocolate on the journey back to share.  Overall it was a nice little break before work starts on Monday. 

This week I've been counting down for this day.  September 1st marks the seventh season of Doctor Who and I've been in a sci-fi mood all week.  And these stories and pics have been incredibly inspiring:

BBC Space
Tons of articles and info on space.  Perfect for research.

Space hotel to open to tourists in 2012
The first hotel in space will be open for business and accepting tourists by 2012 after an anonymous billionaire space enthusiast granted $3billion to finance the project.
But future space visitors will have to pack their credit cards as the Galactic Suite Space Resort will charge 3 million euros for a three-night stay and eight-week training course on a tropical island before the trip.
Despite doubts about the cost and time frame of the project, more than 200 people have expressed an interest in the trip and 43 have already made a reservation.

Well we're kinda running out of time but great idea for the space savvy future.

The new space race heats up: Russia and Japan unveil plans for moon bases
The Russian space agency Roscosmos is planning to travel to the moon - and stay there.
'We're not talking about repeating what mankind achieved 40 years ago,' said Vladimir Popovkin, head of Russian space agency Roscosmos. 'We're talking about establishing permanent bases.'
Roscosmos has already said that it aims to put a man on the moon by 2030.  The mission was revealed at the Global Space Exploration Conference - an international space conference at which neither America or China was present.

Aliens? We'll probably have a close encounter this century says leading physicist who warns governments to be ready
It’s a scientific prediction that will get dollar signs pinging in Steven Spielberg’s eyes: We could make contact with aliens in less than 100 years.
But according to one of our leading physicists, it is a matter for governments – rather than Hollywood – who should start preparing for our first extra-terrestrial encounter now.
Speaking at the Euroscience Open Forum conference in Dublin, Jocelyn Bell Burnell said: ‘I do suspect we are going to get signs of life elsewhere, maybe even intelligent life, within the next century.
Apollo 14 astronaut claims aliens HAVE made contact - but it has been covered up for 60 years
Aliens have contacted humans several times but governments have hidden the truth for 60 years, the sixth man to walk on the moon has claimed.Apollo 14 astronaut Dr Edgar Mitchell, said he was aware of many UFO visits to Earth during his career with NASA but each one was covered up.
Dr Mitchell, 77, said during a radio interview that sources at the space agency who had had contact with aliens described the beings as 'little people who look strange to us.'
He said supposedly real-life ET's were similar to the traditional image of a small frame, large eyes and head.
Chillingly, he claimed our technology is 'not nearly as sophisticated' as theirs and "had they been hostile", he warned 'we would be been gone by now'.
Dr Mitchell, along with with Apollo 14 commander Alan Shepard, holds the record for the longest ever moon walk, at nine hours and 17 minutes following their 1971 mission.

And this link came up on my search results.  These are some fantastic pictures of space.  Very inspiring. :)
To all you Doctor Who fans out there... enjoy tonight! =D


  1. I have a friend who's very upset with the direction Dr. Who has been headed lately. I haven't watched enough to give an opinion myself, I'm afraid. :)

  2. Last season wasn't my favourite and was quite disappointing but I just adore Matt Smith and his portrayal of the Doctor. :) I still get excited to hear that theme tune come on after waiting a year. :)

    When RTD was in charge I didn't think he was very good and couldn't wait for Moffat to take over after his brilliant episodes. But Moffat is great as a one time writer of the show and unfortunately he hasn't done a great job being in charge of story arcs. It actually makes me miss RTD. I don't think sci-fi is the best genre for him but he did give us series 3 which was the best arc IMO. :)

  3. I have been so excited about the new season of Doctor Who! Really enjoyed the first episode to. Although I will be very sad to see Rory and Amy go :(