The latest episode of the Badass Digest Podcast features OLDBOY, Paul Walker, the space shuttle Challenger and other crap.
The Space Shuttle Isn't Racist, It's a Work of Art
On December 2, 1993, NASA launched the Space Shuttle Endeavor to repair and upgrade the Hubble Telescope (Mission STS-61). The mission had five spacewalks, which is a record. (Eek!) No, @GOP, Unfortunately Rosa Parks Didn’t End Racism – Haha, racism’s over, y’all! Time to pack up and go home. Show More Summary
While NASA is working to hand over many of the facilities it no longer needs at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) after the retirement of the Space Shuttle two years ago, one member of Congress wants to know if NASA should be divesting those assets even faster. The Orlando Sentinel reported late Wednesday that Rep. [...]
An emergency clean-up crew was dispatched to a full-size replica of the Space Shuttle Independence in Houston earlier this morning after some miscreants covered it in graffiti. "Houston We ARE the Problem" is almost a political statement, sure—but vandalizing a national treasure with racial slurs? That's a serious problem. [KHOU] Read more...
The life-size replica of the Space Shuttle Independence displayed racially-charged graffiti at the Space Center Houston. “Houston we are the problem,” was among the writing on the side of Space Shuttle Independence. Black paint was also sprayed on part of the structure that holds up the shuttle. Crews quickly got to work, but there was […]
The huge video screen at the start line is just one instant memory I have of my three prior Space Coast marathons. The countdown to the race start is brought to life in the replay of a space shuttle launch out on the cape. The NASA soundtrack reverberates in my head as the crowd roars [...]
Remember when we would watch space shuttle launches in high school and how that started to fall out of favor beginning with the explosion of the Challenger in 1986? We're trying to bring back that spirit today. [ more › ]
The rumble of power just got stronger and more insistent as we heard the countdown in Russian through our headsets and then, “Pusk.” Liftoff. It was a very different sensation than my two Shuttle launches, much more gradual and linear as the vehicle burned off enough fuel to lighten for liftoff. Show More Summary
Bright and early this morning, we NASA Social folks met at the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Complex for a tour of the space shuttle Atlantis. This is the first shuttle I've seen in person, and it was a stunning sight to see.
Anyone who grew up in the 1980s was probably infected with space shuttle fever. It was a golden age for the United States space program. Every kid wanted to go to Space Camp. Every kid dreamed about what it would be like to float above the Earth in zero gravity. That was until the shuttleRead More
“The Challenger Disaster,” starring William Hurt as the contrarian physicist who helped a presidential commission discover the rubber O-ring failure that caused the January 1986 space shuttle explosion, is Science Channel’s first experiment in dramatic filmmaking. Read full article >>
(NEW YORK) — The watching world was horrified when, on Jan. 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Cape Canaveral, Fla., just seconds after liftoff. Seven crew members, including beloved Teacher-In-Space Christa McAuliffe, lost their lives and the manned space program was dealt a nearly mortal blow. Show More Summary
Space shuttle The O-ring revelation ‘The Challenger Disaster,’ Science Channel Millions of Americans watched in shock on Jan. 28, 1986 as the space shuttle Challenger exploded, killing all seven astronauts aboard. Two weeks later, millions also watched the hearing of the presidential commission investigating the disaster. Show More Summary
M ost of us in our 20s and 30s remember fondly the huge space shuttle events of the 1980s and early 1990s, when we gathered around the TV to watch the next set of astronauts prepare for space, anticipating the newscasters’ dramatic,Show More Summary
Lady Gaga is set to become the first pop star to sing in space, when she boards Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic shuttle in early 2015. The 27-year-old musical phenomenon will be one of the company’s passengers, before performing one of her singles during 2015?s Zero G Colony high-tech music festival, which takes place in New... Show More Summary
She never fails to impress with her unique shows, and now Lady Gaga will be the first singer to perform in outer space. The "Born This Way" singer, along with her "glam squad" will be on-board a Virgin Galactic space shuttle to perform...Show More Summary
Since the end of the Space Shuttle program the questions have grown louder and louder. Many Americans I speak to, and articles covering the space program, ask, "What happened to NASA?" Those questions are understandable because there has been an on-going debate on what NASA should do for the next major human spaceflight initiative. Show More Summary
It's an apartment complex of unremarkable red brick buildings in suburban Houston. The sign in front of the lease office is cut into the shape of a space shuttle and reads, "Have a problem, Houston? Let us FLY you into your new apartment...Show More Summary
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — A new, smaller version of NASA’s space shuttle is recuperating from a rough first landing. The Dream Chaser space plane is being designed by Sierra Nevada Corp. It’s intended to one day carry space station astronauts. Show More Summary