Space policy roundup – July.30.13

A collection of space policy items:

Cymbol – iPad app for symbols, special characters and more

I’d like to welcome Cymbol as a new advertiser at HobbySpace. Cymbol is

an iPad app providing fast, easy access to symbols, special characters, and scripts used in scholarly, business, and legal content, is now available from Choose from special characters that are an adjunct available in addition to the iPad’s onscreen keyboard. The Cymbol app saves text sequences, provides Unicode conversion and much more.

With a primary slant toward snippet editing and management, Cymbol is useful for package design or label copy, also. Use Cymbol to compose a brief amount of text with those special symbols to identify a product, company, footnote or a branding message.

Here is a review: Welcome to Cymbol –

And in the video below, “Science Educator” Owen Flattery shows how Cymbol works: iPad – Solving the Sub and Super script number… – iPadAppDiscovery

Video: Alan Parsons dedicates “Eye in the Sky” to Luca Parmitano

Alan Parson dedicates a concert performance of Eye in the Sky to Luca Parmitano, the sixth Italian astronaut in space and first to go on a spacewalk: Alan Parson’s Project Dedicates Song to ISS Astronaut Parmitano – Universe Today


On Tuesday, 23 July, the Alan Parsons Live Project played at the Foro Italico in Rome. Alan dedicated his classic song Eye in the Sky to ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and recorded a video message that was sent to International Space Station. Eye in the Sky is one of Luca’s favourite songs, and on viewing this message, Luca said, “Fantastico!”

Luca Parmitano is the sixth Italian astronaut in space, but he was the first to really go ‘into space’ and leave the the protective shell of his spacecraft, when he made two spacewalks a few weeks ago during his Volare mission.

Video copyright: ESA/Alan Parsons Music
Sirius/Eye in the Sky written by: A. Parsons/E. Woolfson
Music excerpts, courtesy Alan Parsons Music
Video produced by ESA/M. Civita