Wonderful animation explains why the ISS is so amazing

You don’t even have to think that hard to know that the International Space Station is a truly incredible thing that humans have done. Good job us (or people much smarter than us). It’s an amazing feat of engineering, it’s an example of what can be done when different countries work together with one goal, and it taps… »9/29/15 5:51pm9/29/15 5:51pm

Watch the ocean's five islands of garbage form over the last 35 years

The ocean is filled with alien-looking creatures, a lot of natural beauty and a crap ton of garbage. There is so much garbage in the ocean that fully formed patches of our filth have spawned. In this fascinating visualization, NASA reveals how the ocean’s 5 islands of garbage came to be. You can see the swirling… »8/21/15 10:32am8/21/15 10:32am

Cool crystal-clear video of F-15 aerial refueling from the cockpit

Going to the gas station in a car is a chore made to remind you of your own mortality. Going to the (metaphorical) gas station in a F-15 jet? That’s a delightful dessert made to show off our awesomeness. Here’s a video of a NASA F-15 jet taking a pit stop to get refueled while in mid-flight mid-air from the jet’s… »6/19/15 2:01pm6/19/15 2:01pm

Watch a 10-engine drone transform from a helicopter into a plane

NASA’s Greased Lightning GL-10 is a beast of a drone (it has 10 engines!) that’s the closest thing we have to a Transformer in real life. It can flip itself into a helicopter and then fly like an airplane and then revert back to helicopter mode. It’s awesome seeing the wings tilt back and forth as it changes gears.
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Neat time lapse of NASA assembling the space shuttle engine, the RS-25

NASA’s RS-25 rocket engine powered the space shuttles and four of them will be used to power the core stage of NASA’s new Space Launch System (SLS), the launch vehicle that’ll bring humans to deep space missions like landing on asteroids and Mars. This two minute time lapse video shows how NASA assembles it. »5/28/15 5:41pm5/28/15 5:41pm

New Test Suggests NASA's "Impossible" EM Drive Will Work In Space

Last year, NASA’s advanced propulsion research wing made headlines by announcing the successful test of a physics-defying electromagnetic drive, or EM drive. Now, this futuristic engine, which could in theory propel objects to near-relativistic speeds, has been shown to work inside a space-like vacuum. »5/01/15 3:31pm5/01/15 3:31pm