Tag Archives: NASA

  • NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    NASA X-Plane Concept: Sonic Thumps Instead of Booms (Video)

    I grew up in the suburbs at least an hour’s drive from the nearest international airport, so I guess I have a tendency to underrate the effect sonic booms had on the populace below. But they are a major reason that the Concorde ended up being shuttered, and now NASA is working on a plane […]

  • ‘Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras’

    ‘Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad Cameras’

    Astronauts have to have nerves of steel, courage in the face of danger, and aptitude as pilots, engineers, scientists, and explorers. But there’s another underrated part of being an astronaut: Photography. Some of the most interesting snapshots from astronauts are found in the new book Moonshots: 50 Years of NASA Space Exploration Seen through Hasselblad […]

  • ‘Mars 2030’ VR Experience is Based on NASA Research (Video)

    ‘Mars 2030’ VR Experience is Based on NASA Research (Video)

    Where will you be in 2030? Theoretically, it’s possible that you’ll be on Mars, but a new VR experience for PC (and purportedly coming to PlayStation VR in the near future) lets you sample what it will be like on Mars 13 years from now, based on actual scientific research from NASA. It’s called Mars […]

  • Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    Apollo Penlight: Inspired by Real NASA Penlights

    This is just me, but my ideal penlight would be one modeled after the one used by The Shadow in his one-man war on crime. But since that probably isn’t going to happen, I’ll have to settle for the Apollo Penlight, a new penlight based on the ones produced for actual NASA astronauts on Apollo […]

  • ‘LUNAR’: Short Film Created by Animating Official NASA Photos (Video)

    ‘LUNAR’: Short Film Created by Animating Official NASA Photos (Video)

    Just when you thought it wasn’t possible to see or think about the day humanity landed on the moon from any other perspective, graphic designer Christian Stangl found another one, ironically in the form of thousands of still photos inside NASA‘s archives of materials related to the Apollo missions. The end result is LUNAR, a […]

  • NASA Mars Rover Unveiled at Kennedy Space Center

    NASA Mars Rover Unveiled at Kennedy Space Center

    If humanity reaches Mars in the next few decades, how are they going to drive around once they get there? You or I don’t have to have answers to that question, unless you’re reading this as a NASA engineer, but luckily somebody’s thinking about it: Introducing the NASA Mars Rover. The NASA Mars Rover concept […]

  • TRAPPIST-1: NASA Announces Discovery of Earth-Like Planetary System (Video)

    TRAPPIST-1: NASA Announces Discovery of Earth-Like Planetary System (Video)

    A few days ago NASA announced that they would be holding a press conference on Wednesday afternoon regarding an exciting new discovery. Everyone assumed it would be one of two things: Alien life or a giant meteor. Luckily, the system of planets surrounding “the ultra-cool dwarf star called TRAPPIST-1” would appear to be closer to […]

  • Boeing Starliner Spacesuit Unveiled by NASA (Video)

    Boeing Starliner Spacesuit Unveiled by NASA (Video)

    Next year, if all goes according to plan, NASA will begin sending astronauts into space again, this time in partnership with Boeing. This will happen with a new craft known as the Boeing Starliner, and NASA recently unveiled the spiffy new Boeing Starliner spacesuit that the astronauts on board will wear. The first thing you […]

  • NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge: The Best Mars Home Concept

    I don’t think I’ll be exaggerating when I say that recent world events have made the prospect of living on Mars more appealing than ever. A recent design contest from NASA shows what living on Mars might actually look like in the not-too-distant future: The NASA 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, the winner of which has now […]