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Category: Space

Dainty Human-Like Hands Will be the Key to Robonaut 2′s Success

Dainty Human-Like Hands Will be the Key to Robonaut 2′s Success
A while back, GM and NASA teamed up to build a cool humanoid robot to send into space to live on the ISS with the astronauts in what is the first step towards the construction of…
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I Love the Smell of the Moon in the Morning

I Love the Smell of the Moon in the Morning
I have never really though about what the moon would smell like. I would assume that dirt smells like dirt no matter where you scoop it from. The closest I have ever come to smelling the…
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Russia to Spend $2b to Clean Up Space Junk by Knocking Old Satellites Out of Orbit

Russia to Spend $2b to Clean Up Space Junk by Knocking Old Satellites Out of Orbit
I grew up in the 80’s, when grownups seemed to talk about the Cold War and how evil Russia was all the time. The Russians were always the bad people in the flicks I watched too.…
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Geeks Launch Paper Airplane From 90,000 Feet

Geeks Launch Paper Airplane From 90,000 Feet
I have flown my fair share of paper airplanes during my days. As high-tech as in ever went was putting a paper clip on them for extra weight though. Some geeks got together and built this…
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Rick’s in Spaaaaaace…..

Rick’s in Spaaaaaace…..
Recently, Zug pulled a little prank – in outer space. It’s probably not the first prank in space as I bet the astronauts aboard the ISS and other spacecrafts have already pulled some pranks on each…
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Nasa Athlete Robot Breaks Out the Dance Moves

Nasa Athlete Robot Breaks Out the Dance Moves
NASA’s All-Terrain, Hex-Limbed, Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (or ATHLETE) is designed to shlep up to 660 pounds of cargo around the surface of Mars and the Moon. But while it’s still being developed here on Earth, it has…
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NASA’s Robonaut 2 Will Tweet His Way Into Space

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Will Tweet His Way Into Space
The spaceship Discovery will leave Earth on its final mission on the 1st of November. It will take along something entirely different, a robot! This is the robot that we’ve heard about before, the Robonaut 2,…
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Xtraordinary Adventures Starts Booking Suborbital Space Flights

Xtraordinary Adventures Starts Booking Suborbital Space Flights
I always wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid and go into space. Aliens were typically really hot chicks on Star Trek and you got to wear an awesome helmet so I was…
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Thor’s Helmet: Asgard’s Version of the Bat Signal

Thor’s Helmet: Asgard’s Version of the Bat Signal
This is how you summon a Norse god: According to NASA, the incredible, awesome Thor’s Helmet is an interstellar bubble 30 light years across. It’s located 15,000 light years away, which is weird because last I…
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How Many Scientists Does It Take to Launch a Space Balloon?

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Launch a Space Balloon?
OK, I am no rocket scientist or NASA researcher, but even I know that winds aloft can be much stronger than the winds on the ground. You would think that despite a day being deemed calm…
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NASA’s New Robonaut 2 Looks Like Daft Punk Made It

NASA’s New Robonaut 2 Looks Like Daft Punk Made It
This awesome looking robot isn’t made in Japan, nope! It’s made in the good old US of A by GM for NASA (fun with acronyms!) Of course it makes perfect sense to send robots into space.…
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Star Trek Enterprise Webcam Warps Onto Desktops

Star Trek Enterprise Webcam Warps Onto Desktops
This is the perfect webcam for any Trekkie out there. It’s made to look like the original Starship Enterprise. It’s also great for doing video chats or sharing video with your fellow Trekkers around the galaxy.…
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Nike 6.0 X Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero: One Pair of Kicks for Mankind

Nike 6.0 X Buzz Aldrin Rocket Hero: One Pair of Kicks for Mankind
Apollo 11 member astronaut Buzz Aldrin teamed-up with sportswear giant Nike for the Rocket Hero, a modified version of the Nike 6.0 Mavrk show. The Rocket Hero has Aldrin’s footprints on the moon adorning the insoles…
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Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium
This intriguing hardware/software combo from Japan’s Fairy Devices lets you turn a tablet PC into a veritable “window to the stars”. As you hold your PC up and move it around, the highly-sensitive motion-sensor USB module…
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Nasa Launches Free iPhone App

Nasa Launches Free iPhone App
Space puns ftw! NASA recently released a free iPhone app that promises a ton of content for space fans, including mission details, videos, images, and twitter feeds. The mission portion is probably the geekiest part of…
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Gaming in Space (Almost, Really)

Gaming in Space (Almost, Really)
NASA wants to put you in space–sort of–and they’re willing to build an MMO to prove it. With Astronaut: Mars, Moon and Beyond, the folks behind the American space program hope to produce a game that…
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