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  • 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 →
  • December 8, 2010
    "Fire in your hole!" Now that's a creepy looking piñata if I've ever seen one. And I have. Reminds me of having to sleep in the doll room at my grandma's house and just waiting for them to come alive and try to gut me. One time I pretended to fall asleep and then jumped ou... / 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 →
  • February 19, 2010
    John Coker undoubtedly ate crayons (and Play-Doh) as a child. And when he grew up, he decided to make an 8-pack of giant Crayola crayon rockets and shoot them into the wild blue yonder. Sadly, only four of the eight rockets took to the sky. It's okay, John, a 50% success rat... / Continue →
  • February 18, 2010
    NOTE: Best viewed at Youtube in 720p. This is a video of the recent Atlas V liftoff and subsequent sonic boom. The cool thing though is you can actually see the shockwaves when the rocket goes supersonic. The whole thing is worth a watch, but the money shot starts at 1:50 (a... / 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 →
  • January 20, 2010
    Who's with me? This might just our ticket to becoming diamond gazillionaires by plundering Uranus (straight face, straight face) and Neptune's diamond oceans! But you will still need a rather large bank balance to purchase the Discovery Space Shuttle, which is being sold off ... / Continue →
  • January 19, 2010
    You read correctly, Earthlings, Neptune and Uranus may have shimmering seas of liquid diamond! With giant diamond icebergs floating around in them. Aaaand I just claimed both planets for my own. I'm gonna be rich as shit you filthy little peasants! The idea that there are o... / Continue →