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Tag: Astronaut

Floating Astronaut Light: I Want My MTV

Floating Astronaut Light: I Want My MTV
Who says your desk lamp has to be boring? You could get an old school brass lamp that says “I’m lame,” or you could get this lamp that has a moon base and a floating astronaut that glows. The design reminds me of the old MTV segues back when the…

This LEGO Spaceman is Made of LEGO Spacemen

This LEGO Spaceman is Made of LEGO Spacemen
A LEGO fanatic by the name of aido k created this cool tribute to LEGO Space. It is a classic blue space figure created from a whole bunch of classic space figures. If you are going to build a large LEGO spaceman, you might as well make it from many…
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NASA Sends Compact Workout Machine to ISS for Testing

NASA Sends Compact Workout Machine to ISS for Testing
Astronauts have to work out for at least two hours per day or they can experience muscle or bone density loss. I can only assume not working out for a few days means that their bodies will quit on them in the exact way that Rigby’s did in that episode…

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. The paddles were laser etched and then coated with Teflon, making them …

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. They are proposing two variants for their…

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 will launch me to a planet called Bankruptcy. And it doesn’t even have a…

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, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin. The set is made of 1,196 pieces. The Apollo…

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 of the ISS’ research center at bedtime. Turn the lights down and start playing…

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 out to build a small spaceship in his younger son’s bedroom. The result is…

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 up any area.…

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 in the world of 3-dimensional cookie cutting. Previously, we had some awesome dinosaur cookie…

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 desk. That said, I might have finally found a dock worthy of my beloved…

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 for astronauts to live and work on the International Space Station in and of…

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 LEGO minifigs, Instructables contributor ChampX made a ginormous minifig for his household. This oversize…

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 to see what it was like to wear a space suit at least. If…

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, humped back, and fluorescent green accents. It also reminds me more than a little…
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