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  • September 16, 2015
    NOTE: Larger version HERE in case you own one of those home telephones with the giant number buttons. This is an infographic created by NASA showing some things that will happen to astronaut Scott Kelly during his year aboard the International Space Station. My favorite: "Ast... / Continue →
  • May 19, 2014
    Japanese drink manufacturer Otsuka plans to send a can of powdered energy drink to the moon's surface in October, 2015. Why? Allegedly to inspire kids to be astronauts, but in reality for the advertising. Pfft, aliens don't even like energy drinks. If they're smart enough t... / Continue →
  • September 12, 2013
    It's been over four years since Space Bat blasted off for worlds unknown, and last week, on September 6th, he made a friend when a frog was blasted from a NASA launchpad by the thrust of a Minotaur V rocket. When reached for comment, the frog was surprisingly not doing a song ... / Continue →
  • September 11, 2013
    202,586 people from 140 countries applied to take a one-way trip to the Mars as part of Mars One's manned missions to the red planet beginning in 2023. "F*** earth", I imagine them all saying as they licked the envelopes containing their applications, "I hate my neighbors." T... / Continue →
  • September 6, 2012
    Houston we have a solution. Two spacewalking astronauts spent 6.5 hours yesterday installing a stubborn bolt that was thwarting their attempts to repair a main bus switching unit aboard the space station. Among the makeshift tools the space cadets used was somebody's toothbru... / Continue →
  • February 13, 2012
    You know what makes me sad? Nobody gives a shit about space anymore. When I was growing up space was exciting, now you can't have a decent space conversation with someone at the bar without them excusing themselves to go to the restroom THEN BLATANTLY NOT GOING AND STARTING T... / Continue →
  • November 15, 2011
    Look at this picture. You know what these guys have in common? They're all white BUT REALLY, REALLY TAN. Plus astronauts. And now NASA is hiring new ones. Want to apply with me? I need your clean urine. Here -- just soak this pair of underwear and I'll wring it out when ... / Continue →
  • September 7, 2011
    Note: The high-res versions of the landing sites are HERE (Apollo 12), HERE (Apollo 14) and HERE (Apollo 17). You know how your grandma is still convinced the moon landing never happened and it was all faked by Hollywood? She's a smart lady, I can see where you get it from. ... / Continue →
  • January 28, 2011
    Tuesday, January 28, 1986. I was only four at the time and didn't watch the launch on live TV like so many others, but I do remember learning about it soon after and the profound effect it had me as an aspiring astronaut. We live, we die, we learn. In remembrance of (clock... / Continue →
  • May 11, 2010
    Have you ever been to a bar that's so crowded and loud you can't even make out what the person next to you is saying? So have I. But to my credit I was puking in a girl's purse and not really paying attention. Enter "speech bubbles": Product design student Elaine McLuskey ... / Continue →
  • December 1, 2009
    LEGO is going to begin selling single minifig mystery packs (blindboxes) sometime in 2010 in an attempt to get you to buy 20 of the same thing with the hopes of getting a ninja, robot, zombie and Mexican wrestler so you can stage THE MOST EPIC LEGO BATTLE EVER to take place on... / Continue →
  • September 3, 2009
    Apparently some people are worried that the earth might get struck by an asteroid at some point in time and screw up humankind's plans to eff this world up on our own. Yeah -- who invited you, asteroid?! So what do we do? Build a Gravity Tractor (suck it, John Deere!) to ave... / Continue →
  • May 15, 2009
    Allegedly astronomers have discovered the universe's most massive black hole. How massive? Think my ex-wife's gaping pie-hole times three. Whatever gave birth to this monster can be real proud. The biggest black hole in the universe weighs in with a respectable mass of 18 bi... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2008
    This is close-up picture of the Space Shuttle Endeavor orbiting earth. And what is that in the window? An iPod! Astronauts listen to iPods in space (or at least throw them on the dash of the shuttle to look cool)! You know, I'm really glad this picture came out because it's... / Continue →