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  • October 26, 2010
    Want to go to Mars and stay there? Everybody else wants you to. Including NASA and DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), who are drawing up plans for the 'Hundred-Year Starship' program, which, if successful, will leave humans on alien planets for good. Uh-oh. ... / Continue →
  • June 22, 2010
    And to think NASA blew $12M on every space suit when they could have been using $4 neon ponchos. You oughta be ashamed, NASA! Also, for not making me an honorary astronaut after going to Space Camp. Twice. What?! I rode the human gyroscope without puking!* *The first time.... / Continue →
  • April 20, 2009
    I did absolutely zero research to determine if this 36-foot tall, 1,600lb model rocket built by Steve Eves is, in fact, the largest ever, but that's only because I've already won numerous prizes for investigative journalism and figured I'd give somebody else a chance. I jest -... / Continue →
  • March 25, 2009
    Stephen Colbert just won a contest to have a new section of the International Space Station named after him. Unfortunately, those sticklers at NASA probably won't let it fly -- or orbit (ZING!). The name "Colbert" beat out NASA's four suggested options in the space agency's e... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2009
    A Japanese astronaut is set to perform a number of worthless experiments this month while aboard the International Space Station in an attempt to piss off taxpayers and win over schoolchildren. Koichi Wakata will perform 16 tasks chosen from 1,597 suggested by hundreds of peop... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2009
    I really have no idea what I just watched but it reminded me of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Also, I think it carried a powerful message. One about doing it. In space. Docking [vimeo] Thanks to C, who has actually done it in space and always tells me the story and it ma... / Continue →
  • January 8, 2009
    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) believe they've solved the age-old problem of how to shit in space. The current ISS toilet is a Russian-built, western-style commode that sucks waste away like a vacuum cleaner. Use of that toilet requires practice before heading... / Continue →
  • December 8, 2008
    This is a time-lapse video made of still images by astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station. It shows the Aurora Borealis in all its auroral beauty -- from space. And while it's not THE most beautiful thing I've ever seen, it's second only to the boobs I sa... / Continue →
  • December 5, 2008
    The University of Cambridge, in cooperation with a bunch of school kids, ballooned four teddy bears to 30,000 meters. Because, I mean, why the hell not? A helium balloon was used to get the bears up up and away flying to Near Space or the Edge of Space as it is known. The be... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2008
    Mmmm, space beer. It's the stuff my sci-fi fantasies are made of. Well, that, and the aquamarine breasts of alien chicks. Well now fantasy and reality collide -- with honest-to-God space beer (sort of)! The beer will be made with barley -- to be harvested this weekend -- de... / Continue →
  • November 24, 2008
    The DNA Moon Dust Watch from Geneva watchmaker Romain Jerome was created to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the moon landing is limited to a not-so-limited edition of 1,969 (get it, because of the year?). 'The case of the watch is made with steel melted with fragments of... / Continue →
  • November 19, 2008
    The Rupublic of Korea's troops are stepping into winter fashion in a big way -- with all new threads and a sweet-ass rifle. The new new battle uniforms would provide protection against nuclear, biological, and chemical attacks, and would feature automatic temperature control... / Continue →
  • May 5, 2008
    Finally, the weeks old question has been answered. Boomerangs work in space and are not dependent on gravity to work their magic. Say, here's an interesting fact: Did you know that the boomerang was first invented by Crocodile Dundee? It's true. I think this whole boomeran... / Continue →
  • May 1, 2008
    Thought Virgin Galactic had the public space travel market sewn shut? Well think again -- there's a new player coming to the game. The company, XCOR Aerospace, of Mojave, CA, announced that its two-seat Lynx suborbital spaceship will carry people or payloads to where they wil... / Continue →
  • February 25, 2008
    Pet Peeks are torture devices for dogs that make them look like space cadets. They consist of an acrylic plastic bubble you install in the fence so your pet can see out. They cost $30 apiece and make me sad. I'm not really convinced that a Pet Peek is better than your dog ju... / Continue →
  • February 21, 2008
    The Nubrella is a $60 hands-free umbrella. If you can't tell from the pictures it's fairly ridiculous looking. Now I've never been one to really care what I look like, particularly out in the elements, but I still don't think I could bring myself to don a Nubrella. Nubrell... / Continue →