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  • 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 →
  • April 17, 2012
    Well folks, the Space Shuttle Discovery felt the wild blue yonder for the last time today, making a low-altitude flight over Washington DC atop it's special 747 shuttle carrier on the way from Florida to its final resting place at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. ... / Continue →
  • July 8, 2011
    Well folks, that was that. When Atlantis reached for the stars this morning at 11:29 EST, it marked the last launch of NASA's 30-year shuttle program. *tearing open a freeze-dried ice cream in remembrance* The breathtaking final launch of the space shuttle Atlantis was capt... / Continue →
  • May 23, 2011
    Briefly. Seen here in OMGWTFBBQ vision under a scanning electron micrograph, a water-bear creeps me the f*** out. Go die with your alien-lookin' ass! And speaking of aliens -- water bears can survive in space. Like, that's how tough they are. Me? I once broke a bottle ove... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2011
    This is a video of last week's Discovery shuttle launch as seen from a commercial flight departing Orlando, FL. It's pretty amazing to see. Like being duct-taped to a computer chair so you can't move and then having your eyes taped open while coworkers take turns throwing thi... / 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 9, 2010
    Just in time for the shuttle's retirement comes the official LEGO Space Shuttle set. *sniff* It's enough to bring a tear to my eye. Psyche, I only cry when pets die and at the end of movies. I'm looking at you, 'Iron Man 2'. The $100 1,204-piece set stands 17.5 inches tall,... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2010
    Pixeltop forum member labsmansid, best known for taking this picture of the International Space Station silhouetted against the sun, took this picture of the International Space Station silhouetted against the sun (high-res shot HERE). It's similar to these earlier pics of the... / Continue →