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Astronauts are not happy with the way they poop in space. That's where you come in?

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

NASA is imagining a world where astronauts may have to live in their space suits, without the comfort of a space shuttle or space station bathroom, for six days at a time. Currently, any bathroom breaks in this scenario would employ a high-tech solution called an adult diaper. Show More Summary

3 inspiring real estate lessons from NASA’s twin brothers

Mark and Scott Kelly are identical twin brothers who have been astronauts in NASA’s space program for decades. Career highlights include commanding the space shuttle, and for Scott, spending 340 days in space -- a U.S. record...

The Sad Story of Russia's Space Shuttle Program

Kyle Mizokami Security, The Buran is now just a footnote in space history. The intense rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union pushed the two countries to compete, not only on Earth but throughout the solar system. Good...Show More Summary

1-Year-Old Gets a Custom-Built Space Shuttle for His Birthday

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

This dad went above and beyond for his son's first birthday.

Five Developing NASA Projects That Could Have Large Impacts

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

NASA was created to beat the Russians into space, or, oops, to the moon. Afterward, it concentrated on commercial endeavors with the space shuttle. That's over, so what's happening with NASA now? The agency has tons of projects going...Show More Summary

Thirty Five Years Ago Today …

Reduce, reuse, recycle becomes a reality in the space program (getting us one step closer to extra-planetary supply chain management) when mission STS-2 launches Space Shuttle Columbia. This was the first time a manned spacecraft was launched into space twice.   And now we have … Ready for blast-off!

How To Land The Space Shuttle... From Space

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

Let's say you're traveling at about 17,500 miles per hour (28,000 km/h) in low earth orbit, your main engines are out of fuel, and it's your job to guide the spaceship through a fiery re-entry without burning up or skipping out of the...Show More Summary

The Pentagon’s massive new telescope is designed to track space junk and watch out for killer asteroids

2 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

There are a lot of rocks flying around through space. Lots of debris, too. Old satellites, spent rocket boosters, even for a short while a spatula that got loose during a space shuttle mission in 2006. All of it swirling around in orbit, creating a bit of a traffic jam. For years, the Pentagon has […]

Mars, here we come: Breaking down the most advanced spacecraft in human history

If the idea of deep space travel conjures up mental images of a winged shuttle — or simply a dusted-off Apollo capsule — your imagination could use a little recalibration.     Not since the Moon landing have humans ventured beyond "Low...Show More Summary

A 'nano-golf course' to assemble precisely nanoparticules

Whether it has to do with making pens or building space shuttles, the manufacturing process consists of creating components and then carefully assembling them. But when it comes to infinitely small structures, manipulating and assembling high-performance nanoparticles on a substrate is no mean feat.

A quick perspective on how big some things are

2 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

Kevin Wisbeth, who runs a new YouTube series called A Quick Perspective that compares things like the Space Shuttle and the Megalodon (biggest shark ever) to more familiar objects like buildings and cars. Here’s the Shuttle video: Wisbeth shared some comparison images deemed unworthy for full videos on Imgur. Show More Summary

Brand New Trailer For THE SPACE BETWEEN US Released

STX Entertainment has revealed the new trailer for The Space Between Us, which stars Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, BD Wong, and Janet Montgomery. In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Show More Summary

Magnolia Hotel Denver

This boutique hotel is a top choice for business travellers with its proximity to the Colorado Convention Centre, complimentary shuttle service and ample meeting space. It resides in an historic bank building in Denver’s 17th Street financial district, once called Wall Street of the West.

Saudia Pilot Might Said Oops… What is This Red Button For?

Why does this remind me of the tasteless Space Shuttle Challenger jokes I heard as a school kid, “What’s this red button for?” A Saudia pilot accidentally hit the hijack warning button.. twice leading to a security response.

The Everglades Are More Out-Of-This-World Gorgeous Than You Thought

Florida is known as the place where shuttles launched into space. But the view from the ground is pretty nifty, too. Mark Andrew Thomas is a Florida-based wildlife photographer who grew up near the Everglades, a tropical wilderness of varied ecosystems fed by a slow-moving “river of grass” some 60 miles wide. Show More Summary

Google requires 5,000 times more code than the original space shuttle

Google owns dozens of Web properties which collectively run on billions of lines of code — two billion, to be exact. The original space shuttle, a relic from 1982, only required 400,000 lines of code to launch a crew and several tons of fuel into orbit. Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: 9/11 15th Anniversary -- 1000's of Witches Imprisoned -- Blast From The Past...NASA Beauty Pageants

NEVER FORGET 1976: The Shuttle Enterprise, about to embark on a continuing mission to test in-atmosphere flight, and never quite get into space. The Shuttle Enterprise's rollout ceremony with most of the main cast from Star Trek was...Show More Summary

Attention-grabbing moments may help cement memories

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you're like a lot of people, you likely remember what you were doing when you first heard about the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, or the destruction of the Challenger space shuttle. According to a new study, this is due to memory-enhancing chemicals that are released by the brain during "attention-getting" experiences. Show More Summary

Warren Ellis And Colleen Doran Announce New Webcomic 'Finality' For 2017

Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran's Orbiter might be one of the most underrated comics of either of those creators' considerable careers. Released as an original graphic novel in 2003, it told the story of a space shuttle that returnedShow More Summary

The US is now paying a fortune for American astronauts to ride in Russia's spaceship

Tonight three people who have spent 172 days in orbit above the Earth will attempt to return home. But they won't be riding a US spacecraft. NASA retired its space shuttle fleet in mid-2011. Meanwhile, commercial carriers like SpaceX...Show More Summary

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