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  • August 4, 2014
    This is the exchange between William Shatner and NASA on Twitter. For those of you under the age of ten, William Shatner is famous for playing Captain Kirk on Star Trek in the late 60's. He is 83 years old. And apparently spends his Saturdays checking in with NASA. Me? I s... / Continue →
  • July 22, 2014
    This is the mech warrior playhouse built by Alabama dad and NASA scientist Jim Martin for his children. The playhouse is based off the Mad Cat, a mech from the analog (read: paper-and-pencil based) role-playing game MechWarrior. Could you imagine growing up with a mech warrio... / Continue →
  • July 21, 2014
    Yesterday, July 20th, marked the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. And to celebrate not giving a shit about the moon anymore, GE has released these limited edition 'THE MISSIONS' high tops. GE was responsible for the original moon boots worn by Neil Armstrong an... / Continue →
  • June 12, 2014
    Note: Worthwhile larger version of the above pic HERE. This is the Enterprise, NASA's concept for a warp-drive spaceship capable of interstellar travel. Interstellar means between stars. So this is a spaceship that could travel between stars. Impressive, but I only need a s... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    This is a short video of all 13 Saturn V rocket launches lifting off simultaneously. That...is a lot of power. The cordless leaf blower I bought yesterday? Nowhere near enough power. And if my cat hadn't already fallen in love with the box it came in I'd be returning it to ... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2014
    After a round of public voting, this is what NASA's next generation spacesuit, the Z-2, is going to look like. Like a chubby Buzz Lightyear lost his jetpack and got trapped in the TRON universe. Me? I tried voting for Garrus' spacesuit from Mass Effect but NASA was all, "Tha... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2014
    This is the space shuttle replica that a 60-something Chinese farmer built on the roof of his home in the Guangdong province. Obviously, all the neighbors are jealous. And can you blame them? Who doesn't want a spaceship replica on top of their house? Nobody I want to be fr... / Continue →
  • January 23, 2014
    This is a before-and-after shot of the mysterious rock that appeared in front of the Mars Rover Opportunity after taking pictures of the same spot twelve days apart. So many questions! Where did it come from? Okay that's actually the only question I can think of. There are ... / Continue →
  • January 14, 2014
    This is a video demo of NASA's Robosimian, a monkey inspired robot that looks more like a four-legged spider than a primate. I think we can all agree it does look like it would be fun to hit with a shovel though. Designed to mimic the posture and movements of a primate, the b... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    In news that shouldn't surprise anyone who likes to punish themselves by staring at the sun, our star is beautiful. And I'm not just saying that because without it we wouldn't be here, because I would actually prefer that. This is 'Jewel Box Sun', a video from NASA showing th... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2013
    "The laser penis module will attach right around here." Meet Valkyrie, NASA's new "superhero" robot. What makes it a superhero? Absolutely nothing that I read about it. Okay fine, it was designed to be able to access disaster areas and help rescue survivors. Weird consider... / Continue →
  • November 14, 2013
    Narnia!? This is a video created by NASA's Conceptual Image Lab depicting the 4-billion year evolution of Mars from a water covered, potentially habitable planet to the red shithole wasteland it is today. Wow, Mars -- you f***ed up hard. Reminds me of my freshman year of col... / Continue →
  • November 1, 2013
    NASA: they sent men to the moon (allegedly). So how does all that brainpower stack up in a pumpkin carving contest? Apparently really well, because a lot of these things are nuts. There's a Nautilus fish tank in a pumpkin, a Death Star scene, a chesbursting gourd, several Ma... / Continue →
  • October 17, 2013
    Note: Larger shot HERE, but do yourself a favor and go to Flickr to see a 4000px version for all the detail. This is a composite shot of Saturn created by Gordan Ugarkovic using images the Cassini spacecraft took of the planet earlier this month. Beautiful, right? Hard to bel... / Continue →
  • September 25, 2013
    Wow, those might be the saddest 'Get Well' balloons of all time. To test better ways of acclimating space travelers back to life on earth (read: with gravity), NASA is looking to pay individuals up to $1,200 a week to lay in bed all day. That's like, my dream world. Well, pr... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    And by 'It's uncanny' I mean whoever looked at this photo of Mercury taken by NASA's Messenger probe and thought "HOLY SHIT, IT'S HAN SOLO IN CARBONITE!" is clearly a crazy person. Obviously it's Luke falling after he dove off that antennae tower following his first fight wit... / Continue →
  • September 18, 2013
    This is a composite video made from a bunch of photos taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, featuring the moon rotating a full 360-degrees in high definition. You know, I like the moon because it always keeps me company when I'm out wandering the streets at night. It'... / Continue →
  • September 13, 2013
    Voyager 1, launched this month 36 years ago, has, according to scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, officially entered interstellar space. Me? I just officially entered a wet t-shirt contest, although I'm starting to second-guess my chances of winning considering m... / 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 →
  • August 29, 2013
    This is a shot from a Google Street View car (links to actual Google map) traveling the New Jersey Turnpike that happened to capture a space shuttle flyover in April 2012. Seeing it sent me on a Google Street View treasure hunt to see what other oddities I could spot in the sk... / Continue →