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Spacelife Jacket Will Send Your Money out of This World

Spacelife Jacket Will Send Your Money out of This World
A new Dutch clothing company called Spacelife is launching with a big bang. Its first product is a limited edition jacket inspired by the classic spacesuit. Sadly, as far as my budget is concerned getting it …
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LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs

LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs
LEGO Ideas member LuisPG pays homage to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments with this well made concept. His Apollo 11 set consists of the Eagle Lunar Module, the Apollo spacecraft and minifigs of astronauts Neil Armstrong,…
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The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep

The International Space Station at Bedtime: In Space, No One Can Hear You Sleep
European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst has been living in the International Space Station in the past five months. He’ll be back here later this month, but he sent his Halloween treat on time: photos…
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Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings

Dad Builds Tiny but Interactive NASA Spaceship, Skyrockets in Dad Rankings
Earlier this year, we looked at a mission control desk that Jeff Highsmith made for his older son. But what’s a mission control center without a spaceship to manage? So a few months later, Jeff set…
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Astronaut USB Light Helps Illuminate The Darkness of (Your) Space

Astronaut USB Light Helps Illuminate The Darkness of (Your) Space
Ground control to Major Tom, we need some light! This cute little USB light looks just like an astronaut. Instead of being tethered to a space station, he’s tethered to your USB port and will brighten…
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3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters: Houston, We Have a Pastry

3D Spaceship Cookie Cutters: Houston, We Have a Pastry
After the dinosaurs came the astronauts and their spaceships. At least that’s the sequence of events I recall from my history lessons in grade school. And thus the same sequence of events is playing itself out…
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Astronaut Smartphone Stand: I Hope My Screen Don’t Break, Walking on the Moon

Astronaut Smartphone Stand: I Hope My Screen Don’t Break, Walking on the Moon
I’ve never seen really seen the need to have a desktop dock for my smartphone, since I can just as easily plug the cable right into the bottom of the phone when it’s lying on my…
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In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)
Let’s be honest, everything is more difficult in space than here on Earth. It’s hard enough just to get into space and bring all of the things humans need to survive. It’s an amazing technological feat…
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Giant LEGO Minifig is Really a Maxifig

Giant LEGO Minifig is Really a Maxifig
We’ve seen lots of cool parents making cool stuff for their kids, and here’s another Dad who made something truly special for his daughter to geek out on. While most parents just settle for ordinary sized…
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Astronaut Bedding Set Let’s Kids Live out Their Space Exploration Dreams Every Night

Astronaut Bedding Set Let’s Kids Live out Their Space Exploration Dreams Every Night
Like many of you, I had dreams of being an astronaut and heading into space when I was a kid. While my life’s path sent me in a different direction, it still would have been cool…
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NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!

NASA Z-1 Spacesuit Testing Completed: To Infinity and Beyond!
If you are a space geek, you might remember last summer when we mentioned that NASA was testing out a prototype spacesuit that looked a lot like Buzz Lightyear’s outfit. The spacesuit has a large dome,…
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LED Astronaut Helmet: It’s Spaaaace Magic!

LED Astronaut Helmet: It’s Spaaaace Magic!
While most of us will never get the chance to travel to far-off planets in a spaceship, that doesn’t mean we can’t fantasize about space travel right here on planet Earth. If you’ve always wanted to…
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NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?

NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?
NASA is trying to bring it’s equipment into the 21st century and that includes updating its spacesuits. Scientists and engineers at NASA have been working to develop the new prototype called the Z-1. This is the…
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Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches: In Space, No One Can Hear You Ice Cream

Astronaut Ice Cream Sandwiches: In Space, No One Can Hear You Ice Cream
Like ice cream, but don’t have a freezer or cooler handy to keep it from melting? Despite the frigid temperatures outside their space ships, astronauts face the same dilemma. Hence, the existence of freeze-dried ice cream…
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Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials

Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials
A while back, NASA opened up its astronaut program to normal people that didn’t have a military background. Naturally, a bunch of geeks that always wanted to be astronauts applied even though they’ll never get the…
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Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs

Bill Before Congress Would Allow NASA Astronauts to Keep Most Space Souvenirs
NASA and its astronauts from the early years of spaceflight including Apollo program astronauts have been having words over who owns the items astronauts brought home after their missions. NASA has recently blocked several auctions when…
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