All photos courtesy USC Photos / Mike Baker It's not quite a space shuttle, but seeing two turn-of-the-century Victorian cottages move through the streets on the back of a truck is still pretty fun. These two University Park houses,...
Online retail colossus Amazon wants to carve out a special zone of the sky to shuttle commercial drones that would deliver goods to its customers. Amazon Prime Air project vice president Gur Kimchi used a NASA convention in California on Tuesday to fly the idea of dedicating separate air zones for commercial drones. Kimchi proposed […]
Houston, Texas is already home to the Johnson Space Center, responsible for the famous Apollo program and every Space Shuttle mission. Now, Texas’ largest city will also be home to the tenth commercial spaceport in the United States. Renderings...Show More Summary
Since NASA's space-shuttle program ended four years ago, many of the hangars and buildings on the sprawling Kennedy Space Center launch site have gone unoccupied. Florida officials have a plan to change that. Continue reading Space Shuttle...Show More Summary
“You decide if #AprilLives or #AprilDies,” Syfy promised viewers after they saw a large-ish bit of space shuttle flotsam careening toward April Wexler, aka Tara Reid, at the end of tonight’s Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! “Life Or Death? You...Show More Summary
I’ve been a race car driver for as long as I can remember — in video games, of course. It’s been a good existence. Driving at over 150 MPH under a launching space shuttle (thanks, Asphalt 8) can be quite a thrill, but there has been something missing: the visceral feel of live action. Show More Summary
A new crop of companies are betting on shuttling flocks of small satellites into space. The post The Feds Could Be Trouble for Private Rocket Launches appeared first on WIRED.
How much does it take to launch a satellite? According to Rocket Lab's Peter Beck "You pretty much have to write a check for a billion dollars." Beck, along with Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are part of a new wave of inventors looking to make this cheaper by developing low cost or reusable rockets for launches. Show More Summary
It should be impossible to fly a space shuttle on the back of a 747 -- yet they've been doing it for 30 years
Ford is pulling out all the stops in its quest to create the ultimate lightweight trackday sports car. The new Shelby Mustang GT350R will feature carbon fiber wheels by Australia's Carbon Revolution, which uses space shuttle technology...Show More Summary
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden and space shuttle astronauts Jerry Ross, Yvonne Cagle, Rhea Seddon, Hoot Gibson and Don Bursch will be on hand to answer questions. Bursch and several other astronauts serve on the board of advisers forShow More Summary
You may be familiar with this meme: “If a 747 can carry the space shuttle, then I call bullshit on overweight luggage fees.” Airlines collected $38.1 billion in revenue from such fees in 2014, almost a 21 percent increase year-over-year. These fees are the new normal, and future fees are a pure insult to your intelligence. Read more...
Ford’s Shelby Mustang GT350R will feature some home-grown technology in its new lightweight wheels, along with technology borrowed from the Space Shuttle program. A Geelong-based company called Carbon Revolution has been entrusted with...Show More Summary
The 2016 Ford Mustang GT350R is the first proper production car to come standard with carbon fiber wheels, and the front pair uses the same ceramic plasma arc spray-on heat protection what NASA put on the original Space Shuttle’s main fuel pump turbine blades. That should do it! Read more...
Crewmembers likely to be first to launch from Cape Canaveral since the final shuttle mission.
Combined, they have spent more than a year in space, orbited the Earth hundreds of times, traveled tens of millions of miles. They are decorated military veterans, fighter jet and helicopter pilots turned NASA astronauts, who have all flown to the International Space Station. Now they are going back, becoming the first astronauts to launch […]
Where did the records for the tiles lining the space shuttle disappear to? The database on the life of each and every one of the 24,000 tiles has itself gone missing. In some cases, NASA still has tabs on the tiles themselves, but some have made their way out into the world, both deliberately or on the black market. Read more...
A close-up of the underside of the Discovery, covered in the heat-insulating tiles whose records have mysteriously disappeared. (Photo: NASA/Library of Congress) In photographs, the Space Shuttle looks smooth. Midflight, against the black of space, its bright white surface seems almost enameled, like a big tooth spit into the solar system. Show More Summary
Russian urban explorer and photographer Ralph Mirebs discovered an enormous, abandoned hangar in Kazakhstan. Inside were the remains of the Russian space shuttle program. More amazing photos from the source here or from a secondary news piece here.
After being turned down for one of NASA’s three surviving space shuttles (that actually flew in space) and enduring a two-year review and approval process, Houston, Texas just became the tenth space launch site in America to win an operator’s license from the FAA. Show More Summary