For Berrimilla's first circumnavigation, the International Space Station
and the North West Passage, go to

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Berrimilla's travels since December 26 2004

With thanks to my diary for the world map. Small scale and approximate but close enough for a sailing ship.

The blue line is Sydney, Cape Horn, UK, Sydney in 2005 and the red line is Sydney - UK via the North West Passage in 2008 and back to Sydney via the Kerguelen Islands 2009-10. Each includes a Fastnet Race.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Last launch for Atlantis

Hauntingly beautiful video

Lots more links on the right. With thanks to Matt for the main link.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pascal Lee and Leroy Chiao

Pascal is out on the sea ice in the Wellington Channel between Cornwallis Island and Devon Island right now (zoom out to see exactly where that is). He's driving a specially equipped tracked Humvee and simulating a pressurised Moon Rover.

The background story is here

And Leroy and Miles O'Brien will be doing live commentary on the final launch of the shuttle Atlantis tomorrow. Only 2 more shuttle flights after Atlantis (click on the live webcast link on the left). Liftoff is scheduled for 1330 GMT or 2230 AEST Friday.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Something for the (adult?) kids?

A friend at NASA Ames sent me this and asked me to spread the word. A chance to do some science.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thanks for coming!

Was fantastic to see all y'all yesterday - thanks for coming. Pete and Berri and I had a wonderful day and we hope you did too.

Special thanks to Scott and Florian who laid on the food, and to RANSA for years of support and for letting us use the Club yesterday.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Something else to follow

Pascal Lee and his team are about to drive a tracked Humvee from Resolute to Devon Island across the sea ice of the Wellingtom Channel.

Follow them here