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Safe space for men

Officials at NASA have canned/ An all-female spacewalk they’d planned;/ As spacesuits for guys/ Are not the right size,/ The mission will have to be manned./// Officials at NASA have cannedAn all-female spacewalk they'd planned;As spacesuits for guysAre not the … Continue reading

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Rover and out

A vehicle toured the red planet/ For years with no human to man it/ But now it’s all over/ For NASA’s Mars rover,/ Whose handlers at last had to can it./// A vehicle toured the red planetFor years with no … Continue reading

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Astro-nuts

A space probe passed Ultima Thule*/ And sent back a pic of it duly;/ The photo recalls/ A snowman, or balls,/ With one large and one smaller goolie**./// *Pronunciation note: that’s right, it’s thoolie. **Vocabulary note: this may be UK … Continue reading

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Fly him to the Moon

There was an old orange-faced loon/ Who wanted to go to the moon./ “Enjoy your big ride”,/ The people replied – / “It can’t come a moment too soon!”/// https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-space/trump-wants-to-send-u-s-astronauts-back-to-moon-someday-mars-idUSKBN1E51QP There was an old orange-faced loonWho wanted to go to … Continue reading

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Star Man

There once was an old Bowie fan In space in a real tin can & so thinking “Sod It!”, he Covered Space Oddity Then fell to earth like The Man. ///http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/may/14/international-space-station-nasa https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/334250078556536832

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What’s the Matter?

There is some dark matter in space/ It’s scattered all over the place/ It now seems albeit/ We cannot quite see it/ We may have detected a trace. ///http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/an-end-to-our-darkest-secret-scientists-close-to-explaining-dark-matter-8559007.html https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/319709062373724161

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Moon Crash Landing

There were 2 old orbital craft/ Which, tho it may seem a bit daft/ Were carefully crashed/ On the moon, where they smashed/ As NASA HQ cheered & laughed. ///http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americas/2012/12/20121218608378241.html ///https://twitter.com/twitmericks/status/281014738245279744

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Live on Mars?

A musical Rover on Mars/ Played will.i.am’s Reach for the Stars/ Amid consternation/ A whole constellation/ Awoke to its opening bars. ///http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9505062/Nasas-Curiosity-rover-broadcasts-new-will.i.am-song-from-Mars.html

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Man in the Moon, Gone too Soon

There was an old fellow named Neil/ Whose life was a very big deal/ He trod on the moon/ Altho rather soon/ Conspiracists said “it ain’t real”. ///http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/26/science/space/neil-armstrong-dies-first-man-on-moon.html?pagewanted=all

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Life on Mars?

There is a new Rover on Mars/ That voyaged for 8 months through the stars/ At lightning velocity/ Earth’s Curiosity/ Landed to Nasa hurrahs. /// http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/08/06/us-usa-mars-idINBRE8721A920120806

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