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  • October 30, 2014
    These are the Space Odyssey Plush Shuttle Slippers available from ThinkGeek ($20). They're one size fits most adults, and look like little space shuttles. This is space shuttle Discovery to Refrigerator Base, request permission to dock for a midnight snack, over. You ever dr... / 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 →
  • 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 →
  • August 1, 2013
    This is 'Riding the Booster', a video taken from cameras attached to a Space Shuttle's solid rocket boosters as it blasts off into the atmosphere. Plus there's real audio. Sounds like an inferno. I recommend watching lift-off and at least part of the first 90-seconds, then s... / Continue →
  • August 22, 2011
    This is a tasteless series of photographs entitled 'Astronaut Suicides', that captures the many day-dreamed deaths of an astronaut who just can't bear life following the cancellation of the shuttle program. It brought tears to my eyes. Granted none of them actually fell becau... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2011
    Note: Another bonus shot of the shuttle launch taken from earth that may or may yes look exactly like somebody trying to nuke a cloud. This is a picture of Endeavor's last blast-off taken by Stephanie Gordon during a flight bound for Palm Beach, Florida. Now I know what you'r... / Continue →
  • March 15, 2011
    Two years ago today -- on Sunday, March 15, 2009, a free-tailed bat with a broken wing clung to the Space Shuttle Discovery's external fuel tank before liftoff. Unbeknownst to him, he was about to be granted one last chance at flight. And fly he did -- with over 37-million h... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2010
    You wanted to be an astronaut growing up, didn't you? Your parents shot down your dreams, didn't they? Well stop blaming them, you never would have passed the physical fitness test anyway. But now NASA will fly your face to outerspace on one of the last two shuttle missions.... / Continue →
  • May 24, 2010
    Note: Very worthwhile video is after the jump. Feel free to skip around, but do not -- I repeat -- DO NOT run around the pool. This is an amazing time-lapse video of a shuttle launch that shows a lot of the behind-the-scenes prep that goes into mounting that bitch on its boos... / 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 6, 2010
    Sure it looks more like a turtle skull BUT USE YOUR IMAGINATION. If you squint while nodding your head and pretending you're shaking a handful of dice it looks like you're masturbating a dragon. But it's actually the smoke trail from NASA's launch of the Shuttle Discovery en ... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2010
    Sure we hear a lot about the International Space Station, but what do we actually know about it besides being a giant money-laundering scheme developed by the Illuminati? Nothing, that's what. Except butterflies can't fly in space. Well this is a video tour of the ISS from o... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2010
    The last scheduled night launch of a space shuttle (besides mine) went down early this morning, and carried a very important payload. A pickle jar full of my sperms? No. A viewing portal to be attached to the International Space Station (sorry for getting your hopes up, alie... / Continue →
  • May 16, 2009
    This is a photo of the space shuttle Atlantis and Hubble Space Telescope silhouetted against the sun. It really made me think about stuff. You know, like outerspace and all that. I'm really deep. The exceptionally gifted astrophotographer Thierry Legault captured this stunn... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2009
    It may look real, but that's actually a 65,000 piece LEGO shuttle complete with launch pad and naked alien sluts, minus the naked alien sluts. It took two guys over 1,590 hours to complete and even has flashing lights and sound effects to simulate a launch. Part of the "Nasu ... / Continue →
  • March 19, 2009
    A Free-Tailed Chiroptera bat, believed to have recently injured its wing and shoulder, clung to the foam exterior of the Space Shuttle's fuel tank just before launch on the morning of Sunday, March 15th. And moments later, as the shuttle took off, he became....Space Bat. *mus... / 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 →
  • 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 →
  • 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 →