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Category: Space

NASA Curiosity 360º Video Wants to Take you to Mars

NASA Curiosity 360º Video Wants to Take you to Mars
The Curiosity Rover is still up there right now cruising around the surface of Mars doing its sciency stuff. It’s picking up dirt, checking it for microbes or water, and taking some really cool selfies. The latest video that NASA has offered up from the Red Planet is one that Curiosity shot.

USS Enterprise Rebuild Underway at Smithsonian Space Dock

USS Enterprise Rebuild Underway at Smithsonian Space Dock
Fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation and later Trek productions know that computer graphics were used extensively, meaning there generally aren’t models of the Enterprise from Picard’s reign on. In the original series, the Enterprise was an 11-foot long model that had lights inside.
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Super-Hydrophobic Paddles Let ISS Astronaut Play Liquid Ping-Pong

Super-Hydrophobic Paddles Let ISS Astronaut Play Liquid Ping-Pong
If there were ever a reason to put Forrest Gump on the ISS, this would be it. NASA sent up a pair of special paddles to the space station that allow astronauts to play ping-pong with water globes.

Making Coffee in Space

Making Coffee in Space
It has to be strange living on the International Space Station for months at a time. Every time I see a video from inside the ISS, I think about how there are no true floors or ceilings .

NASA Shows off Flower Grown in Space

NASA Shows off Flower Grown in Space
Space is a hard place for humans to survive. We constantly need water, food, and protection from radiation, and then there is the little fact that space has no air, food, or water just floating around for us to use.

NASA Finds the ABCs in Earth Images Taken from Space

NASA Finds the ABCs in Earth Images Taken from Space
Growing up, my mom had this picture of a knurled old tree hanging on our wall. It was one of those reprints of some artist’s work that looked like it was made with oil paints and canvas.

The Moon Landing Was Not a Hoax, but These Air Jordans Are

The Moon Landing Was Not a Hoax, but These Air Jordans Are
Apparently people were super excited about these Air Jordan 11 sneakers. You can see why. These awesome shoes sport a moon landing theme. They were supposedly created by Spanish shoe company sivasdescalzo and were set to debut on December 28.

SpaceX Finally Lands Falcon 9 First Stage Successfully

SpaceX Finally Lands Falcon 9 First Stage Successfully
I have talked before about SpaceX and its woes in trying to land the first stage of one of its Falcon 9 rockets. The company has been trying to land the first stage successfully to try to make space flight cheaper and more attainable to anyone interested.

Celestial Ornaments: Look What the Cat from Men in Black Dragged in

Celestial Ornaments: Look What the Cat from Men in Black Dragged in
I like unique Christmas ornaments, especially ones that reflect my geeky side. I also like handcrafted glass, so when I saw these celestial ornaments from, I was very intrigued. Each of these ornaments comes from Plus Alpha Glass, the studio of artist Tomizu Satoshi, and is a true work of art.

NASA Engineer Destroys Empire’s Death Star Plans with Truth Bomb

NASA Engineer Destroys Empire’s Death Star Plans with Truth Bomb
See this dude right here? He’s not Lex Luthor. He’s NASA engineer Brian Muirhead. Brian says the plans that the Rebels fought so hard to get and the evil Empire worked hard to design and build are crap.

Planetary Bowls Put Your Cereal in the Milky Way

Planetary Bowls Put Your Cereal in the Milky Way
If you were ever going to have a celestial themed party, you want your snacks served in these bowls. I’d totally put foods that go with each planet inside the bowls. Like Mercury would have incredibly hot salsa.

Gamer Creates Awesome NASA Themed Arcade Cabinet

Gamer Creates Awesome NASA Themed Arcade Cabinet
Man, I wish I had the kind of talent it takes to create a cool arcade cabinet like this. But at least I can live vicarously through them. This NASA themed arcade cabinet looks like it belongs on the space station or at the very least in some NASA break room somewhere.

LEGO Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Concept: the Eagle Has Almost Landed

LEGO Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Concept: the Eagle Has Almost Landed
Last year, we checked out an awesome concept for a LEGO model of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and the Eagle Lunar Module. Here’s a great complementary concept from LEGO Ideas members saabfan and whatsuptoday – a model of the mission’s Saturn V rocket.

First True-Scale Solar System Model Shows How Tiny We Are

First True-Scale Solar System Model Shows How Tiny We Are
A pair of space geeks recently set about creating what they claim is the first true-to-scale physical model of our solar system. The duo of Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh headed out to a dry lake bed in Nevada to create their project with the goal of showing us just how vast our own solar system is.

DARPA Wants Robots to Build Satellites in Orbit

DARPA Wants Robots to Build Satellites in Orbit
Today when we build satellites, construction has to be done on Earth, the satellite is placed in a rocket, shot into orbit, and then goes through automated deployment all while we hope things work just fine.

Experience Curiosity Gives You Control over a Virtual Rover

Experience Curiosity Gives You Control over a Virtual Rover
NASA has announced a new virtual experience that will let you get behind the controls of the Curiosity rover, without risking crashing it into a Martian ditch. The tool is called Experience Curiosity and it is an interactive website built using actual data gathered from Curiosity and the MRO.
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