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The Sad Decline of Florida’s Space Coast

The shuttle program may have ended, but dreams of space can be found all over the Florida coast. The post The Sad Decline of Florida’s Space Coast appeared first on WIRED.

NASA Employee Saw 9-Foot Tall Alien With Astronauts in Space Shuttle — Evidence Of Military Alliance With Alien Race?

Some online UFO websites are revisiting the strange case of Clark C. McClelland, a man who claimed in 2008 that he was a retired spacecraft operator (ScO) with NASA’s Shuttle Fleet at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from 1958 to 1992. Show More Summary

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Taylor Swift Insures Her Legs For an INSANE Amount, Sources Claim; Find Out How Much Those Gams Are Worth...

As you might know, Taylor Swift has a lot of money. Like, "probably already has a seat booked on the first space shuttle heading to Mars after the Earth becomes uninhabitable" money. All that wealth is the result of Taylor's unprecedented...Show More Summary

Morgan goes back to the future once more with fifth-gen Aero 8

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Ah, Morgan. A company so steeped in anachronisms it makes a Lotus 7 look like the space shuttle. While other companies have been using materials like carbon fiber for years now, Morgan is still using wood as part of the chassis. Old in style and affectation they might be, but Morgans can haul the mail, and woe unto anyone who thinks otherwise. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Live long and prosper

Nimoy and other Star Trek cast members celebrate the unveiling of the NASA space shuttle 'Enterprise', 1976 NASA: NASA is mourning the passing today, Feb. 27, 2015, of actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his role as Star Trek's Vulcan science officer Mr. Show More Summary

Goodbye Mr Spock, our kids’ kids will make that Star Trek

NASA has released the following photo on news of the death of actor Leonard Nimoy who was Mr Spock in the Star Trek cinema and television series. He is shown in 1976, with the first Space Shuttle Enterprise, in the open necked blue shirt in them middle of the image, and without the famous pointed [...]

A Brief History of Endeavour: NASA's Space Shuttle Built from Spares

Fifteen years ago today NASA launched the space shuttle Endeavour on a mission to take the highly detailed images of the Earth’s surface. It was the company’s final, and most advanced space shuttle. To celebrate the lifetime of Endeavour, here are some interesting facts about this amazing spacecraft. Show More Summary

How Astronauts Eat Cheeseburgers in Space

Back in 1985, Mexican astronaut Rodolfo Neri Vela brought some tortillas in space aboard the space shuttle Discovery, and ever since then, NASA astronauts have been using them to “contain” their food while in zero gravity. Pictured above and below, you can see astronaut Terry W. Show More Summary

This Is How You Eat a Cheeseburger in Space

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

In 1985, Rodolfo Neri Vela, a Mexican scientist, served on a mission of the space shuttle Discovery. He brought tortillas. These proved to be an incredibly practical food in zero gravity. NASA astronauts have been using them ever since when attempting to make sandwiches. Show More Summary

The First Woman in Space

last monthHumor : Neatorama

Apparently there is a generation of Americans who think that Sally Ride was the first woman in space. Those of us who came of age before Ride's historic first trip on the space shuttle are well aware that cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova was launched into space in 1963. Show More Summary

Ground Stations are Just the Beginning: The SatNOGS Story

When you think of satellites, you may think of the Space Shuttle extending its robot arm with a huge piece of high-tech equipment waiting to pirouette into orbit. This misconception is similar to picturing huge mainframes when thinking about computers. Show More Summary

Chicago native to join Astronaut Hall of Fame

As if being an astronaut isn't cool enough, John Grunsfeld will soon join Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the elite band of space explorer legends. After five space shuttle missions, the Chicago native and Highland Park High School...Show More Summary

Minimundus Space Shuttle

This incredibly detailed model of the Space Shuttle Atlantis resides at Minimundus, a theme park in Klagenfurt, Germany. The model isn’t just static – the shuttle has a full countdown sequence and actually “lifts off,” without leaving the ground.

Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89

Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, died Wednesday at home in Thousand Oaks. He was 89.

The Big Picture: NASA decommissions its shuttle mounting port

NASA's defunct space shuttles have found homes around the US and the 747s that brought them there have also been put to pasture. With no more shuttle carrier aircraft (SCAs), the agency has no more use for the Kennedy Space Center mate-demate facilit...

RIP Giant Machine That Put Space Shuttles on Top of 747s

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It's a great American tradition. When something is old and less useful than it once was, we just tear it down to make room for new and more useful things. That's exactly what's happened to the Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. It used to mount Space Shuttles on 474s. Now it's scrap metal. Read more...

This Huge Engineering Project May Be Our Best Chance At Colonizing Space

2 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Space colonization has reached an impasse, for reasons far more fundamental than a lack of money for the Space Shuttle program. There is simply no way humans can travel easily offworld without using massive amounts of rocket fuel to escape the gravity well — and that's both expensive and environmentally unsustainable. So how will we get off this rock? Read more...

The ESA's New Space Shuttle Gets Dressed For Its First Trial Outing

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The European Space Agency's Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle (IXV), a new wingless space plane, is set to be tested on February 11th. Here, it's show during fairing encapsulation in preparation for the launch. Read more...

Video: LaFerrari Vs Porsche 918 Vs McLaren P1 Comparison By TopGear

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

As anyone who’s watched an episode of the TV show or turned a few pages of the magazine will tell you, the folks over at TopGear have a penchant for absurdity. From converting a Reliant Robin into a space shuttle, to carting around half-rotten...Show More Summary

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