Matt Damon stars as an astronaut left for dead on the planet Mars. As it turns out, he is not dead, but by the time he comes to consciousness, his space shuttle, crew, and capability to communicate with NASA are long gone. The Martian is part Castaway, part Gravity and part MacGuyver, but is it a film for you? Here's why you should jump aboard: 1. Show More Summary
Stars of the new sci-fi film "The Martian" held a video Q&A with NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, and things got funny when Kelly revealed his most important task on a shuttle mission.
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Pictures of the Soviet Space Shuttle in its hanger have been making the rounds on the internet recently, but there’s another shuttle out there. Russian photographer Aleksander Markin came across the remains of the original wooden model, used for wind tunnel testing. Read more...
One of the most unusual examples of ruin porn has to be this 1/3rd scale model of Russia’s VKK Space Orbiter, which was used for wind tunnel testing in the ’80s. Aleksander Markin captured some amazing photos of the crumbling model, which has since been dismantled.
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Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle prototype rests in a massive above-ground graveyard at...
Mae Jemison made history in 1992 when she rocketed into orbit aboard NASA's Space Shuttle Endeavor, becoming the first African-American woman to go into space. And while the physician-turned-astronaut left the space agency the following...Show More Summary
The Buran program was the Soviet Union's response to America's space shuttle program. It lagged far behind its US counterpart, launching only once in 1988 in an automated test flight. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, the remains of the Buran program, including the shuttle, were left to rot--literally. Show More Summary
It never made it to orbit but a wooden mock-up of Buran, the USSR's space shuttle, did spend 25 years parked out in the open air before being scrapped. The post Ruskie Business: Soviet Wooden Space Shuttle appeared first on WebEcois...
Honda will highlight the cargo space of its Civic Tourer estate at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Civic Tourer Active Life Concept is a true bicycle shuttle, accommodating two bicycles in back and keeping cyclists prepared with integrated...Show More Summary
Discovery Elementary, named for the space shuttle and to honor astronaut John Glenn, is to open in Arlington.
November 30, 1982: A foggy morning before the inaugural flight of the Space Shuttle Challenger offered no hint to the troubles that would plague the mission. On top of an over two-month launch delay, a malfunction placed the shuttle in a too-low orbit for the first shuttle-based spacewalk and satellite deployment. Read more...
Much-anticipated Starliner spaceships by Boeing will be assembled in a hangar once used for NASA’s space shuttles, after the grand opening ceremony of the assembly plant took place at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday.
NASA is another step closer to manned deep-space missions with the completion of the latest round of RS-25 rocket engine tests. Based on the engines that sent the Space Shuttle into orbit, the new power plants will form the core of the...Show More Summary
It is amazing to know that a paint chip 0.2 mm in size that was floating around in space managed to damage a space shuttle window. A paint chip so tiny that most would not even see it, assumes huge proportions when we assign a speed of 10km per second to it. Show More Summary
Space shuttle simulator Kerbal Space Program is coming to the Wii U. Nintendo and Squad have confirmed that Kerbal Space Program will be making its way to the Wii U at the same time of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release. No date was given, but Nintendo said the Wii U gamepad can be […]
NASA hasn’t sent humans into space on its own spacecraft since the Space Shuttle orbiters retired, so they really want to be sure things are working properly before astronauts climb aboard the next-generation Orion capsule. Earlier today,...Show More Summary
Space travel isn't exactly a routine thing just yet. In the 70s, some people thought we'd have shuttles going up to space on a regular schedule, but that didn't exactly happen. Rockets haven't gotten all that much cheaper or more reliable, but presumably they will someday if we continue to build them and improve upon them. Show More Summary
If you get to a museum to see one of the shuttles that actually flew in space, your jaw may drop. Just don’t mind the guys pulling parts from it. NASA recently sent engineers to the California Science Center in Los Angeles to dust off the mothballs of the space shuttle Endeavor and remove four […]