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Glowing Constellation Dress Will Make You a Super Star

Glowing Constellation Dress Will Make You a Super Star
This is a very cool dress. It’s varying shades of blue and black and has stars all over it. In fact some of these stars make constellations. What makes it extra cool is that the constellations glow in the dark when the lights are off.

Pluto Might Be a Planet Again

Pluto Might Be a Planet Again
Some NASA scientists are proposing a new definition of what a planet is to replace the definition adopted in 2006. That change resulted in Pluto being demoted to a dwarf planet. The definition was put forward by Caltech Astronomer Mike Brown. According to the head researcher for the group proposing the new definition, planetary scientist Alan Stern, listening to an astronomer about planets is “bullshit.”
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NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube

NASA Mars Ice Home is Like a Frozen Innertube
NASA Langley is showing off a new concept dwelling that astronauts might one day live in on the surface of the Red Planet. The concept is called the Mars Ice Home, and as the name suggests, it’s cool.

RocketBuilder Will Put Your Payload in Orbit… For a Price

RocketBuilder Will Put Your Payload in Orbit… For a Price
I know I am not the only person who has spent time configuring cars on automaker’s websites with no intention of buying the car. I just want to see how much what I like would cost.

DIY Star Globe: Paper Astronomy

DIY Star Globe: Paper Astronomy
If you enjoy viewing the night sky and want to get to know the constellations better, this DIY Star Globe is the ticket. It’s a black cardboard orb, printed with glow in the dark ink. With the glowing ink, you can see the constellations whenever you want.

Awesome 4K NASA Video Takes Aboard the ISS

Awesome 4K NASA Video Takes Aboard the ISS
When I was a kid all I wanted was to be an astronaut. Like 99.9% of all kids with that dream, it never came true for me. About as close as we normal folks can get to being an astronaut on the International Space Station is watching this awesome new video from NASA. The video was produced by Harmonic just for NASA and takes us on a 4K fisheye exploration of the ISS, module by module.

This Awesome Rocket Pen Has a Price That Is out of This World

This Awesome Rocket Pen Has a Price That Is out of This World
If you like writing with fancy pens, MB&F and Switzerland-based pen maker Caran d’Ache have created a beautiful pen in the shape of a rocket ship. It is called the Astrograph and it was four years in the making.

NASA RASSOR 2.0 Rover Struts Its Stuff

NASA RASSOR 2.0 Rover Struts Its Stuff
NASA calls its RASSOR 2.0 rover “a blue collar robot.” That’s because it gets down and dirty and is tough as nails. It digs, it climbs, it flips over. It’s a real workhorse. It is an awesome design and it is fun to watch it in action. RASSOR stands for Regolith Advanced Surface Systems Operations Robot, but is simply pronounced “razor.”

Voyager Golden Record Vinyl Box Set

Voyager Golden Record Vinyl Box Set
Space geeks are going to love this. Remember Carl Sagan’s message for extraterrestrials? Right now it is about 13 billion miles away from Earth aboard the Voyager I spacecraft. Hopefully some aliens (or the crew of the Enterprise) will find it soon.

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet

Destination: Mars Lets You Virtually Explore the Red Planet
If you visit the Kennedy Space Center you now have the chance to check out the surface of Mars, courtesy of Microsoft HoloLens tech. The augmented reality experience uses real images of Mars captured by the Curiosity rover, along with a guided tour by astronaut Buzz Aldrin and Curiosity driver Erisa Hines of Jet Propulsion Laboratories. The Destination: Mars exhibit grew from a scientific tool created by JPL and Microsoft that is used by international researchers.

That’s No Moon, It’s a Rolling Death Machine

That’s No Moon, It’s a Rolling Death Machine
During a recent typhoon in China, residents greeted the day with an unreal sight. A huge moon rolled over pedestrians and drivers, who all no doubt spotted it and at first said, “That’s no moon!” before being swallowed up by it’s cratered face. The moon recently rampaged through the city of Fuzhou in eastern China.

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale

Creepy Robot That Helped NASA Test Space Suits Is for Sale
Of course NASA used a creepy robot to test space suits meant for real-life astronauts. Because they can. That’s always the reason for creepy robots. The Power-Driven Articulated Dummy as it was apparently called, was designed specifically for NASA by the IIT Research Institute, and used to test space suits between 1963 and 1965. NASA used it to measure things like how much pressure was being applied by their space suits, what kind of internal pressure was being kept stable, and various other pieces of data.

Strong Deep Space Signal Discovered Could Be from an Advanced Civilization

Strong Deep Space Signal Discovered Could Be from an Advanced Civilization
Over a year ago, Russian scientists operating the RATAN-600 radio telescope discovered a very strong deep space signal. But they kept their discovery from the rest of the world until now. The story broke after journalist Paul Gilster laid hands on a research paper announcing the discovery of a “strong signal in the direction of HD164595.”

Mars Simulation Ends After Participants Spend a Year in a Dome

Mars Simulation Ends After Participants Spend a Year in a Dome
A simulated Mars mission that was paid for by NASA has come to a conclusion. The HI-SEAS mission saw a crew of six people living in a dome on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa mountain for the last year.

Watch the Construction of a NASA Rocket Fuel Tank in 60 Seconds

Watch the Construction of a NASA Rocket Fuel Tank in 60 Seconds
If you are a fan of Amercia’s space program, get ready to watch an amazing video. Here is some cool time-lapse footage released by NASA that shows the construction of a rocket fuel tank for the core stage of NASA’s Space Launch System rocket. It took a long time for them to construct this fuel tank, but you can watch it happen in just 60 seconds.

NASA HiDyRS-X Camera Reveals New Detail in Rocket Plumes

NASA HiDyRS-X Camera Reveals New Detail in Rocket Plumes
If you have ever seen photos of NASA rocket boosters in flight or in testing, you know that all you really see is a bright orange flare. It’s impossible to make out much in the way of detail.
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