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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. The supposedly fake perfume had an official…

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks
Do you love to look up at a dark night sky and see the stars? If you live in the big city like I do, that doesn’t happen that often, thanks to all the light pollution. But with one of these sweet galactic themed backpacks and bags from Jansport, you…
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NASA Apollo 11 Meal Canister: Lunch? I Thought You Said “Launch!”

NASA Apollo 11 Meal Canister: Lunch? I Thought You Said “Launch!”
The Japanese are renowned food segregationists. This is where the Bento box comes from that keeps all your eats separate, yet together. If you like your foods not to touch, and are a fan of the space program, I might have just the ticket for you. This NASA-inspired lunch box …

Constellation Lamp is Perfect for Indoor Astronomers

Constellation Lamp is Perfect for Indoor Astronomers
Do you like stars and constellations, but don’t like being outside at night? Or do you just live in the city, where light pollution makes it impossible to see them? Either way, you need this lamp, which is printed with patterns of well-known constellations. When you turn on the lamp,…

Planetary Glass Ornament Set: Spruce, the Final Frontier

Planetary Glass Ornament Set: Spruce, the Final Frontier
Spice up your Christmas tree this year with this Planetary Glass Ornament Set. Because your old ball glass ornaments are boring and not spacey enough. These ornaments mixed with some Star Wars or Star Trek ships and a Doctor Who TARDIS will make your tree into a science-y sci-fi scene…

LED Space Fleece Blanket Keeps You Warm and Blinky

LED Space Fleece Blanket Keeps You Warm and Blinky
It’s starting to get cooler here in Colorado already. Mornings at altitude already require a jacket. That means that before you know it I’ll be channeling my dad and yelling at people about turning the furnace up too high and urging them to use blankets instead. Maybe if our blankets…

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Can Survive Inside the Corona of the Sun

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Can Survive Inside the Corona of the Sun
The sun is a crazy hot place. Just step outside in any of the summer months in Texas and you know this is true. The other day we talked a bit about the NASA Parker Solar Probe and how it would eventually become the fastest man-made object ever. At the…

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Hit Speeds up to 430,000 mph

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Could Hit Speeds up to 430,000 mph
NASA has been talking about how hard it is to get a probe or satellite to the Sun. Apparently, it would take 55 times more energy to get to the Sun than to Mars according to scientists. It’s so hard because the Sun has massive gravity and the Earth is…

Orion Nebula Blackout Blind Blinds You with Science

Orion Nebula Blackout Blind Blinds You with Science
The sun comes up REALLY early here in Colorado. I thought it was like 10 am last weekend, and it was only 6 am. I blame the house behind me with the mirror tint on the back windows, and the fact that Colorado is roughly 16 inches from the surface…

Motorized Solar System Lets You Play God

Motorized Solar System Lets You Play God
If you like to learn about space, the planets and stars, this desktop Solar System might be just for you. It’s motorized allowing the planets to orbit around a glowing lamp sun. It’s not 100% accurate, but it’s a reasonable facsimile of our little corner of the universe. The mechanism …

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 Pedagiggle for four-year-old Ilyas, and it’s a masterpiece of nerd baking. She wanted to convey the idea of outer space inside the cake as well…

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. The structure is simple enough and can be moved with basic robotics.…

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…

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…

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. The six participants were kept in near-isolation for the duration of the simulated…

Man Made Shooting Stars are Like Fireworks from Space

Man Made Shooting Stars are Like Fireworks from Space
A company called Star-ALE hopes to create the most awesome aerial display ever seen in the skies over Tokyo as part of the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic games. Fireworks just won’t do for a celebration of such epic proportions. The company wants to pull off something called Sky…
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