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Category: Space

This Saturn V Rocket Planter Is Ready to Lift Off

This Saturn V Rocket Planter Is Ready to Lift Off
There are lots of types of pots out there for planting things, but most of them are simply variants of the same basic shapes. I’d rather keep my plants in something a bit geekier, like this custom-built Saturn V rocket planter by SimonRob.

LEGO Earth, Sun and Moon Orrery : LEGOrrery

LEGO Earth, Sun and Moon Orrery : LEGOrrery
An orrery is one of those mechanical representations of the Solar System that rotates scale objects so you can see how they orbit each other. This LEGO orrery has none of that scale BS to deal with, and skips all planets but Earth, the flat center of the galaxy.
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Laser-cut Orrery Puts the Earth, Sun, and Moon on Your Desktop

Laser-cut Orrery Puts the Earth, Sun, and Moon on Your Desktop
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “orrery,” it’s one of several words used to describe a mechanical contraption that simulates the orbit of planets, moons, and stars. Some variants are also known as a “tellurium” or a “loxocosm,” all of which are harder to pronounce than “planet machine.”

LEGO International Space Station Model Ready to Sail Into Space

LEGO International Space Station Model Ready to Sail Into Space
With awesome kits like the Saturn V rocket and the Apollo 11 lunar lander, LEGO continues to give space geeks reasons to bust out their wallets. Now, thanks to a great design concept submitted by a LEGO Ideas contributor, we’re about to get another sweet LEGO space model.

Cosmos Kitchen Knives Let You Slice Through Space

Cosmos Kitchen Knives Let You Slice Through Space
Take a trip through space every time you chop onions or slice tomatoes. These awesome Cosmos kitchen knives will send you on a journey to the heavens as you brunoise, chiffonade, julienne, and macedoine your veggies.

Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon

Levitating Moon Lamp: See You on the Light Side of the Moon
There’s something about the cratered surface of our moon that gives it such a wonderful appearance as the sun reflects off of it in the night sky. Now you can experience that wonder every day – whether or not it’s cloudy outside – with this nifty Levitating Moon Desk Lamp.

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars

A Snow Globe, Except It Doesn’t Snow on Mars
In the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Get your ass to Mars!” Now you can, each and every day with this awesome desk toy inspired by the dust storms on the red planet. Created by toy designer Dan Abramson, the Mars Dust Globe offers a truly unique take on the classic snow globe.

NASA x DoubleTree Cookies in Space: Houston, We Have a Snack

NASA x DoubleTree Cookies in Space: Houston, We Have a Snack
NASA, the International Space Station, and DoubleTree by Hilton made a giant leap for snacking in outer space by challenging engineers, astronauts, and bakers to build and test the first zero-gravity kitchen to cook cookies in space.

Astronaut and Lunar Lander Kids’ Costumes Win Halloween

Astronaut and Lunar Lander Kids’ Costumes Win Halloween
Between the endless candy, the artful pumpkin carving, the creepy music, the decorations, and the costumes, Halloween is the best of the holidays. There’s just so much more creativity in Halloween than most other holidays, especially when it comes to the costumes.

Gastronaut Kids’ Utensil: Spork, The Final Frontier

Gastronaut Kids’ Utensil: Spork, The Final Frontier
If you’ve got kids, you know how it can be hard to get them to eat when you want them to. Anything you can do to make meal time more fun and entertaining is likely to help.

This Space Cake Makes You a Devourer of Worlds

This Space Cake Makes You a Devourer of Worlds
Ground control to Betty Crocker, this space cake looks delicious. My God, it’s full of stars! Well, planets anyway. This colorful cake was made by an Imgur contributor going by the name “pedagiggle” for a kid’s party, and it’s a masterpiece of nerd baking.

Polaris Builds a Working Replica of an Apollo Lunar Rover

Polaris Builds a Working Replica of an Apollo Lunar Rover
There have been lots of cool things going on to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, but this might just be the coolest. Off-road vehicle maker Polaris Industries created a virtually perfect replica of the original NASA Lunar Rover Vehicle (LRV), which first appeared on the moon in 1971.

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts

NASA’s Astrobee Robots Are Floating Assistants for ISS Astronauts
Astrobees may sound like cyborg killer insects that invade Earth to make honey from our flesh, but they actually have an Earthly origin. They are robots created by humans to help astronauts in space. Astrobees are flying robots who will help astronauts with their missions.

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume

Lockheed Martin Really Made a Space Perfume
We don’t really know space really smells like, but Lockheed Martin has taken a stab at it with their Vector Space Perfume. The aerospace and defense contractor announced the release of the fragrance on April 1 as an obvious April Fools’ Day prank.

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son

Dad Builds Working Mars Rover for His Son
I know that plenty of parents would like to send their kids to Mars, and if you’re gonna do that, do it right. Build them a rover to ride around in. Hell, just build them one to ride around on Earth.

NASA/ESA Space Study to Pay $19,000 for Laying on your Ass

NASA/ESA Space Study to Pay $19,000 for Laying on your Ass
NASA and the European Space Agency have teamed up on a study that aims to see if artificial gravity can help keep astronauts remain healthy on extended space missions, where bone and muscle loss can occur.
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