NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover is equipped with a device called the Mars Oxygen In-Situ Resource Utilization Experiment, or MOXIE: an attempt to produce oxygen on a planet where it makes up less than 0.2 percent of the atmosphere. Oxygen is a cumbersome payload on space missions. It takes up a lot of room, and it's very unlikely that astronauts could bring enough of it to Mars for humans to breathe there, let alone to fuel spaceships for the long journey home.

Daily Bucket List Location #8... Santorini, Cyclades Islands, Greece. I have long wanted to spend a week on this beauiful island with a rich long history, with its whitewashed houses and marine beauty.

This is very cool... Super Terrain, artists and graphic designers collective, reinterprets the science fiction novel by Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451. In this dystopia, books – being the objects of resistance to the tyranny of happiness – are forbidden, tracked down and burned by the firemen. In this edition you can read the black book by heating it! So creative,

Best Sci-Fi show ever canceled. (by the idiots in charge). Still shaking my head about this one.

An incomplete tunnel found stretching from Mexico to Arizona appears to be “the most sophisticated tunnel in US history”, authorities said.
The tunnel, intended for smuggling, ran from a neighborhood in San Luis Río Colorado, Mexico, to San Luis, Arizona, where it stopped short of reaching the surface. It was built in an area that’s not conducive to tunnels because of the terrain, and it had a ventilation system, water lines, electrical wiring, a rail system and extensive reinforcement.

Fuel spilling from a Japanese bulk carrier that ran aground on a reef in Mauritius two weeks ago is creating an ecological disaster, endangering corals, fish and other marine life around the Indian Ocean island, officials and environmentalists say.

More than 110 people were wounded during demonstrations in central Beirut on Saturday against this week’s huge explosion and 32 people were taken to hospital, Lebanese Red Cross officials told local media. A police officer was also killed.

Riot police fired tear gas at demonstrators trying to break through a barrier to get to the parliament building in Beirut and shots were heard as protests over this week’s devastating explosion in the city grow.

UK professional training body Development Academy recently analysed more than 100 hours of public speaking in the past year to rank the best speakers among world leaders.

Here are the top five:

1- Jacinda Ardern, New Zealand prime minister
2- Angela Merkel, Germany chancellor
3- Narendra Modi, India prime minister
4-Justin Trudeau, Canada prime minister
5-Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland first minister

Here is another .. this time Spanish. Great story with a little soapy directing but the ending was awesome! I loved it. Mar de Plastico!

I have recently been watching some European and Asian cop shows on Netflix and have loved them, even the subtitles! This stunning young lady Tuba Büyüküstün is in the current one I am glued to. Love the show and all the actors. It's a bit soapy at times but great fun.

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@alanyst I read Heinlein's stories The Man who Sold the Moon and Requiem when I was a kid. I came back to it as an adult, having given up on my dreams of being an astronaut, and it made me cry (the guy wheels and deals his whole life to make the moon a human habitation--it's all a lovesong to capitalism and space travel--but he is eventually too old to go himself, having made it possible for everyone else). The moon is on my bucket list too, hopeless or not!

Daily Bucket List Location #7... The Moon. It may be available for a "space tourism" flight while I am still alive, although I will need a serious injection of cash!!!

Valles Marineris in Mars equator area is a system of canyons that runs along the Martian surface east of the Tharsis region. More than 4,000 km (2,500 mi) long, 200 km (120 mi) wide and up to 7 km (23,000 ft) deep. Valles Marineris is one of the largest canyons of the Solar System.

One of my Kiwi friends sent me this and I had to laugh!

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