Category: Misc



Boarding the Sama Airship, en route to Kepler-186f!

I left Earth for Kepler-186f in April 2014, a few days after its discovery by the Kepler Space Observatory. Kepler-186f is an Earth-size planet, an exoplanet orbiting the red dwarf star Kepler-186, about 490 light-years from the Earth. I won’t be able to communicate before I reach the Cygnus Constellation. But it won’t take me 490 years, barely 2 years thanks to my Photo fueled Sama Airship. But before I left, I managed to be able to Tweet so follow me @MaxVonSama. Wish me luck, my dear Sama-Friends! 🙂



Jules Verne’s house in South Brittany, France

Have you ever dreamt to spend a night in a house typical of Jules Verne’s fantasy? Well good news then because I know the place you should go. It’s in France in Morbihan, South Brittany and as you can see on the photos below, everything is in place for you to enjoy your stay and have a great night… If you’re interested or just curious to know more about this place you can rent (as well as tree houses), follow this link (website in French only). When I will be back from my trip, I will have to go there!



Follow me on Twitter @MaxVonSama !

Great news, you can now follow me on Twitter! I thought it could be cool to tweet about my trip so I created a Twitter account. I’m new to it but I’m already following 35 people. They are all very interesting, I love reading about Steampunk, science, art… If you read this blog, then please follow me on Twitter as well: @MaxVonSama. When you do, don’t forget to say Hi. Talk to you later, tweeps! 🙂



Colorado Springs fire can be seen from Space!

Reuters just mentioned authorities have found a second body in the debris of a burned-out home in Colorado Springs, marking the second fatality from a fierce wildfire that ranks as Colorado’s most destructive on record after incinerating 347 homes, police said. I may not have a foot on Earth but I know an estimated 18500 acres were burned and hundreds of people forced to flee their homes… On the left, homes in Colorado Springs (AP Photo/The Denver Post, RJ Sangosti). How do I know that , besides the fact I read the news like everyone else on Earth? Well, I can actually see Colorado Springs fire from Space! I don’t have a camera aboard the Sama Airship but there is one aboard the International Space Station and it captured a footage of the wildfires burning in the Western U.S., including Colorado. I can’t even imagine the disaster on the ground…



Highlight notifies you when friends are nearby

I just read the news on CNN: ‘Highlight works by allowing a small online cloud of personal information to follow a user wherever their cellphone goes. Whenever two users pass in the street or walk into the same venue, Highlight compares their data and alerts them to things they share in common, such as friends, music or favorite TV shows.’ According to this article, since its launch in January, Highlight has received positive reviews from tech-industry journalists and was one of the most heavily hyped apps this spring at SXSW Interactive. A similar app, Glancee, was snapped up by Facebook in May. I don’t know what to think about this app. It’s cool to meet with your friends and even with strangers with mutual interests when they are nearby. But it can also be very dangerous and Highlight has already been called the ‘stalker app’… On the other hand, I would love to use this app to meet new people in the Universe. I feel quite alone right now… Hopefully, I know I have your full support! 🙂



The Chap Mag goes all Victorian and Steampunk

My first post far from the Earth! I took with me many books and magazines I will mention them once in a while, and I wanted to start with the April/May 2012 edition of The Chap Mag. About The Chap: The Chap takes a wry look at the modern world through the steamed-up monocle of a more refined age, occasionally getting its sock suspenders into a twist at the unspeakable vulgarity of the twenty-first century. Since 1999, the Chap has been championing the rights of that increasingly marginalised and discredited species of Englishman – the gentleman. The Chap believes that a society without courteous behaviour and proper headwear is a society on the brink of moral and sartorial collapse, and it seeks to reinstate such outmoded but indispensable gestures as hat doffing, giving up one’s seat to a lady and regularly using a trouser press. They organize many events such like the Chap Olympiad and they participate to many events. When I will back on Earth, I have to go to London and meet with them! Anyway. Here is what you will read about in The Chap’s April/May 2012 edition – Issue #62. • Cover story: we sent two time…



The Sama Airship is ready, I’m leaving tomorrow!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited by this fantastic trip! Everything is in place, the Sama Airship is ready, I will leave the World of Sama tomorrow and like I promised, I will post about the things I see, what I do and the people I meet. You can follow me on Twitter @MaxVonSama and of course on MaxVonSama.com if you want to know more about what is happening to me. On this day before the big jump, I feel great. No stress, I’m eager to discover the world in a way I wouldn’t expect. The mysteries of the Universe, the secret and unknown, different people from different ‘places’… You can have more details on this adventure on this page. So much to do! I couldn’t be more excited, to say the truth. You can send me a message if you want. Thanks for your support! 🙂









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