Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Trend Results : Space Shuttle

Blog Post Results (1-20 of 4990)


Come Rock the Planet with Yuri’s Night!!

First launched on April 12, 2001, Yuri’s Night celebrates two amazing accomplishments of humankind: Yuri Gagarin’s becoming the first human to orbit the earth in 1961 and the first launch of the U.S. Space Shuttle, twenty years later to the day. It is also a global celebration of humanity’s future in space and how we can use space to bring us closer together.

Blast Off!: Chinese Farmer Builds Space Shuttle Replica On Roof Of House

last weekOdd : Geekologie

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 friends with, I know that. Show More Summary

Secret Spaceplane, Mystery Mission

Nearly 500 days into its mission, the Pentagon still won’t say what its drone space shuttle is doing in orbit, or when it might come back.

Guy Build Space Shuttle on His Roof

What do you do when you just want to get off of this big blue marble we call Earth? Well, you can call NASA and try to hitch a ride to the International Space Station. Or…

Today in architecture: Space shuttle house in Jiexi, Guangdong

Only a couple of days after the discovery of this questionable tower in Jinlin, here's yet another one of China's more bizarre infrastructures: The Guangdong Province space shuttle and rocket house. [ more › ]

Chinese Man Builds a Space Shuttle Replica on His Roof

According to Chinese site Xinhuanet, a 60-something year-old farmer in Guangdong province built this space shuttle replica and put it on top of his house. I can't think of a better place for it. Read more...

To boldly go? Experts issue ethics guidelines for NASA's next generation of risky missions

Nearly two years after the conclusion of its space shuttle program left Americans wondering what would become of the spacefaring dreams of decades past, NASA has sought the advice of health and ethics experts for protecting astronauts on its "next generation" of long duration and exploration-class human spaceflights. read more

Early Design Specs Show The Space Shuttle Could Have Been Much Cooler

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The first Space Shuttle didn't reach orbit until 1981, but NASA was working on designs for nearly a dozen years before that. And looking at the progression of these concept drawings, you can see how compromises were made and budgets were cut. Here's the evolution of the Space Shuttle, in pictures. Read more...

Texans RB Arian Foster Wants Caillou Off TV. He's Not Alone.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster likes the Space Shuttle and the Toyota Tundra. He doesn’t much care for Caillou, that infantilized, PBS whiner who inspires parents to daydream about slapping an animated child—and ponder just what would be so wrong with that. Show More Summary

Soyuz rocket begins journey to the International Space Station

3 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

A crew of three men, including a NASA shuttle flier, a veteran Russian space station commander, and rookie cosmonaut launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, headed for the International Space Station. The mission will boost the space station's crew back up to six, with the journey expected to take around six hours.

Hennessey Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition: God Bless American Speed

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Texas-built Hennessey Venom GT is now the fastest car in the world, having hit 270.49 mph on the same runway where the Space Shuttle landed at the Kennedy Space Center. To commemorate this victory for glorious American speed, Hennessey has released a very lovely special edition of their record-shattering machine. Read more...

1990s laptop comes loaded with first-ever presidential email

A more than 15-year old laptop doesn't go for much on eBay -- unless it's the one Bill Clinton used to send the first ever US presidential email. The still-functional laptop -- with Clinton's cheerful exchange with Space Shuttle astronaut...Show More Summary

Astronaut Creates Space-Inspired Menu, Serves You Sauce Made From Meteorites

3 weeks agoOdd : Geekosystem

After you've been to space seven times, what's really left to do with your life? If you're shuttle mission specialist Franklin Chaz Diaz, you team up with the fanciest restaurant you can think of, and help them set an awesome space-themed menu for the enjoyment of us lowly denizens of Earth. The taste is out of this world (I hate myself).

Europe's Answer To the Space Shuttle Is Almost Ready For Prime Time

3 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The European Space Agency's next-gen re-entry vehicle is taking shape. Called IXV, it could pave the way to Europe's first independent astronaut mission. This scaled-down prototype, which is scheduled for its first automated launch and re-entry later this year, is deliberately modeled after the nose of NASA's Space Shuttle. Read more...

Before Astronauts Go to Space, a Bouquet for Those Who Never Came Home

When the space shuttle Challenger exploded on Jan. 28, 1986, it shook the space exploration industry to its core. Ever since that flight, two Dallas, Texas, families have sent roses to NASA's mission control in Houston every time an astronaut is about to head into space. Show More Summary

The History of Space Travel in 10 Objects

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

As our shuttles have gone into retirement and we look to the future of what space travel will mean for human exploration, there are plenty of artifacts left behind with which to examine the successes and failures of our journeying into beyond our atmosphere.

ISS Astronauts Will Be Returning To Earth in the Soyuz Shuttle Tonight, Check Back Here For a Livestream

last monthOdd : Geekosystem

After more than five months in orbit aboard the International Space Station, two Russian cosmonauts and one American astronaut will return to Earth via the Soyuz shuttle -- and you'll be able to watch the landing yourself if you check back here around 11:24 EDT. In the meantime, check out the NASA public livestream to learn more about the landing.

Rendering Reveal: New Look in the Works for Gene Suttle Plaza on Fillmore

Shift Design Studio will soon reinvent Gene Shuttle Plaza, a dated public space at the corner Fillmore and O'Farrell in the Fillmore. This month, construction crews will tear out brick pavers and replace them with much-needed greenery and seating adorned...

This Is Not A Frame From A Science-Fiction Movie

It seems like a spaceship arriving to another planet, but it just happened right here on Earth. It’s an actual image from the successful Morpheus vehicle test completed today at the Kennedy Space Center’s Shuttle Landing Facility. More »      

This is not a frame from a science fiction movie

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It seems like a spaceship arriving to another planet, but it just happened right here on Earth. It's an actual image from the successful Morpheus vehicle test completed today at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. There's great video too. Read more...

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC