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Category: Space

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year
The Russian space program and satellite launching business is in serious jeopardy after a series of failed launches over the last 12 months. While we were all off getting ready for the Christmas holiday, a fifth…
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Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel

Mysterious Space Ball in Namibia is a Pressure Vessel
Somehow, I missed most of the hubbub over this mysterious ball that is said to have fallen from the sky and landed in Namibia. It looks rather like a canon ball. It seems that while the…
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Lovejoy Comet Lives Through Brush with Sun’s Corona

Lovejoy Comet Lives Through Brush with Sun’s Corona
Comets are cool, both literally and figuratively. They are generally made of frozen gases and other stuff. I can remember years and years ago when a particularly bright one was in the sky, and looking at…
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NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!

NASA Creates Space Harpoon for Comets: Thar She Blows!
Those cats over at NASA come up with some wild ideas from time to time and one of their latest ideas may well be the strangest I have seen in a while. NASA has devised a…
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Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist

Far Out Space Nut Drops $380,000 on Apollo 13 Checklist
If you are the sort of geek that likes space travel, you have to be enamored by the manned missions to the moon in the 60’s and 70’s. Of all the missions slated to put astronauts…
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Alianoid Humidifiers: Steaming Mad Space Aliens

Alianoid Humidifiers: Steaming Mad Space Aliens
I don’t live in a dry climate, so I’ve rarely needed a humidifier, but if I did, I’d like one like this please. The Alianoid Humidifier was designed by Minwoo Lee and was inspired by alien…
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Asteroid to Streak Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit

Asteroid to Streak Closer to Earth than Moon’s Orbit
NASA says that the Earth is in no danger, but an asteroid will come very close to Earth in the cosmic scale of things. The asteroid is called YU55 and it will streak by Earth closer…
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NASA Makes Little Old Lady Pee Her Pants Over Sliver of Moon Rock. Really?

NASA Makes Little Old Lady Pee Her Pants Over Sliver of Moon Rock. Really?
Apparently, a 73-year-old woman named Joann Davis has had a tiny sliver of rock from the moon smaller than a grain of rice since 1987 when her husband died. Davis claims the tiny piece of moon…
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DARPA’s Phoenix Assimilates Other Satellites

DARPA’s Phoenix Assimilates Other Satellites
DARPA has had some wild ideas, but any time I hear something from the agency that seems really improbable, I don’t discount them completely. Those cats at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have a way…
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Moon Shine Clock Goes Through its Many Phases

Moon Shine Clock Goes Through its Many Phases
When I was much younger, I used to think that the sun was this huge gigantic lamp and the moon was a nightlight. I didn’t understand why the nightlight kept changing its shape and sometimes disappeared…
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Giant 54-Pound LEGO Battlestar Galactica Spaceship Taunts Cylons

Giant 54-Pound LEGO Battlestar Galactica Spaceship Taunts Cylons
I was a huge fan of Battlestar Galactica both when the original series aired when I was a kid and when the new series was on Syfy. I was pissed both times the show was cancelled.…
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NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk

NASA Lays 1-in-3200 Odds That We’ll Get Pegged by a Satellite Chunk
We all think we can win the lottery even though the odds against us are in the millions to one range. NASA has a massive satellite the size of a bus set to come blazing back…
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NASA Grabs Amazing Moon Landing Site Pics

NASA Grabs Amazing Moon Landing Site Pics
I bet that we have all heard the conspiracy theorists that claim we never actually went to the moon. These folks think that the entire Apollo program was filmed on a movie set. Perhaps to help…
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Domino’s Japan Wants to Build First Pizza Restaurant on the Moon: In Other News, I Want a Million Dollars.

Domino’s Japan Wants to Build First Pizza Restaurant on the Moon: In Other News, I Want a Million Dollars.
If the prophet Matt Groening is to be believed – and why the hell not –  in the future there will be an amusement park on the Moon. Also it will be ruled by the head…
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Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016

Russia’s Orbital Technologies Wants to Put Space Hotel into Orbit by 2016
We have heard about space hotels before and so far, none of them have come to be. Back in 2009, we talked about one space hotel that was supposed to launch in 2012 but never got…
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Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit

Bloon Balloon: A New Way to Get Into Orbit
I was pretty disappointed that when NASA’s space shuttle program (STS) was shut down, they didn’t have a replacement ready to go. The replacement was actually canceled last October due to budgetary constraints. Nevertheless, check out…
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