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Category: Space

Long Distance Remote Control: Astronaut Plays with LEGO Robot from Space

Long Distance Remote Control: Astronaut Plays with LEGO Robot from Space
Space exploration. We like to pretend it is about all kinds of noble things having to do with mankind’s place in the universe, blah blah blah. We all know it is really about all the cool…
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Mars Attacks! Christmas Ornament: Just Don’t Yodel Near It

Mars Attacks! Christmas Ornament: Just Don’t Yodel Near It
My favorite part of Tim Burton’s cult classic Mars Attacks! (besides every scene with Jack Nicholson in it) is the part where grandma’s Indian Love Call yodeling record is discovered to be the Achilles’ heel of…
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Watch Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Journey Captured on Time-Lapse Video

Watch Space Shuttle Endeavour’s Final Journey Captured on Time-Lapse Video
I’m still rather disappointed that NASA retired their Space Shuttle fleet leaving America to hitch a ride aboard foreign spacecraft to get in orbit. If you’re a fan of the Space Shuttle, you probably been following…
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Red Bull Stratos Launch, Live!

Red Bull Stratos Launch, Live!
After numerous false starts due to weather and other technical challenges, daredevil Felix Baumgartner successfully launched on his expedition to 120,000 feet this morning. The capsule took off at approximately 9:30am Mountain Daylight Time, and is…
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Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” is a Really a Diamond in the Sky

Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” is a Really a Diamond in the Sky
Scientists have discovered a planet orbiting a sun-like star called 55 Cancri. The planet is known as 55 Cancri e and is a so-called “super-Earth”. 55 Cancri e is 40 light years from the Earth and…
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X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth

X1 Robotic Exoskeleton Helps Astronauts Exercise and Could Benefit Paraplegics on Earth
A lot of the technology we enjoy here on Earth started out as tech created for the space program. NASA has a very cool robot working on the International Space Station right now called Robonaut 2.…
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Red Bull Stratos Skydive Rescheduled for Sunday

Red Bull Stratos Skydive Rescheduled for Sunday
Update 10/14/2012: Now that the Red Bull Stratos is complete, you can view an archived copy of the jump below… If you’re paying attention to daredevil Felix Baumgartner and his desire to jump out of a…
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Record-Breaking Skydive Planned for Today

Record-Breaking Skydive Planned for Today
Today is the big day for daredevil Felix Baumgartner and the Red Bull Stratos team. Assuming the weather holds out, Baumgartner will spend two hours climbing to over 120,000 feet inside his pressurized capsule attached to…
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Häagen-Dazs’ Ice Moon Ice Cream Cakes Will Take You to the Moon and Back

Häagen-Dazs’ Ice Moon Ice Cream Cakes Will Take You to the Moon and Back
I’m not particularly fond of sweets but I’m willing to make an exception for Häagen-Dazs’ Ice Moon Ice Cream Cakes that are coming this Christmas. Who knew ice cream could be done up artistically?…
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Own a Chunk of the Moon (for about $350K)

Own a Chunk of the Moon (for about $350K)
Over the years, people have tried to sell off many artifacts from the Apollo era of space travel. These objects included things like cameras and gloves and at times even little pieces of Moon rock. NASA…
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Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!

Star Trek Warp Drive is Plausible!
This is the most awesome bit of science news I’ve heard in a long time. Scientists have determined that a warp drive similar to what the Enterprise used to get around the universe is actually more…
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Plaques Placed on Space Shuttle Runway Give Details of Shuttle History

Plaques Placed on Space Shuttle Runway Give Details of Shuttle History
Every time I think about the retiring of the Space Shuttle fleet, it bums me out. I’ve been following the Shuttle since grade school when the Challenger disaster was all we could think about. It’s sad…
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ISS Astronauts Finally Fix Stripped Bolts and Finish Power System Repairs

ISS Astronauts Finally Fix Stripped Bolts and Finish Power System Repairs
A few weeks back I was replacing a valve cover gasket on a race car and accidentally rounded off a bolt that was in a hard-to-reach spot. I was working on that bolt in the garage…
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Solar System Lollipops: Eat the Planets! And Pluto.

Solar System Lollipops: Eat the Planets! And Pluto.
Unleash your inner Galactus with Vintage Confections’ “Planets solar system space ball style hard candy lollipop”. SEO-riffic! The lollipops feature images of the Sun and its planets, plus dwarf planet Pluto. It’s okay dude, we love…
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LiftPort: The Coolest Kickstarter Project Yet?

LiftPort: The Coolest Kickstarter Project Yet?
Typically, when I hear about a project over on the crowdsourced funding website Kickstarter, we’re talking about some sort of iPhone accessory or game. A project is up on Kickstarter right now that Arthur C. Clarke…
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Romain Jerome Pac-Man Watch Will Gobble up Your Money

Romain Jerome Pac-Man Watch Will Gobble up Your Money
So you just sold your entire videogame collection and you’re swimming in money. You already bought the Space Invaders wristwatch, but you’re still Scrooge McDuck! What to do? I suggest you add the official Pac-Man watch…
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