How astronauts cook their Thanksgiving meal in space

Being an astronaut is cool as hell for 364 days of the year. The one day that it kind of sucks when you’re an astronaut? Thanksgiving. Astronauts can’t enjoy all the food of Thanksgiving because of that damned zero gravity and those dehydrated food things. But at least they get to have some turkey. Here’s how they… »Wednesday 8:31pm11/25/15 8:31pm


The first spacecraft that feels from the future will blast off soon

SpaceX just got its first crewed spaceship contract from NASA for the Crew Dragon spacecraft and it’s set to bring us back to space on American spaceships after so many years without. Along with the Boeing Starliner, the Crew Dragon will start making crewed space flights in 2017. For reference, the last flight of the… »11/25/15 3:03pm11/25/15 3:03pm

How to go to space, explained in the simplest and funniest way possible

Do you want to know how to go to space? But is the technical explanation way too complicated for you and all those terms and laws of physics and complicated math just too damn confusing? Don’t worry! This truly hilarious video from MinutePhysics and XKCD will explain how to get to space using only the 1000 most… »11/11/15 9:08am11/11/15 9:08am

Amazing video turns Apollo Archive photos to life with truly stunning 3D effects

This is just awesome. Stop reading and start watching the video below. Tom Kucy used 3D effects and motion to bring the recently released photos from NASA’s Apollo Archive to life. The photos that document the most amazing feats of human history now feel like they’re moving videos. It is so completely awe-inspiring. »10/12/15 7:42pm10/12/15 7:42pm

Where does gold come from and can we just make our own?

Where does gold come from? The answer: space, basically. Supernovae, specifically. Alchemy, sort of. So gold doesn’t actually originate from the core of Earth but actually from a star explosion that showers the universe with debris and well, gold. That means there’s not that much of it actually on Earth (all the gold… »10/09/15 2:50pm10/09/15 2:50pm

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

This 7-mile wide solar system model built to scale on a dry lakebed is simply incredible

I’m at a loss for words. This project and accompanying short film, To Scale: The Solar System by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, is so incredibly awe-inspiring and so beautifully executed, that it will make me dream of the cosmos tonight (maybe every night). The premise is simple: to build a solar system model to… »9/16/15 11:12pm9/16/15 11:12pm

Space makes things that are spinning act completely crazy

Being in zero gravity has to be a never ending amount of fun. Everything that you boringly do in your normal life, all the things you don’t bother to look twice at—they all become instantly more interesting because you have no idea what’s going to happen. Just check this spinning T-handle in zero gravity, it spins one… »8/20/15 10:15am8/20/15 10:15am

This video of a Soyuz flight to the ISS is simply outstanding

This is so cool. Stitched together from both old and new clips of Soyuz launch footage over the years, this video shows what a Soyuz flight from Earth to the International Space Station looks like. And it’s absolutely incredible. You get to see the launch, approach and how it docks to the ISS from multiple angles. »8/06/15 5:50pm8/06/15 5:50pm

Watch the Moon cross the face of the Earth in this incredible video

Here’s an absolutely stunning video that shows our Moon fly by and cross the face of our Earth. The detail is incredible, the size difference is dramatic, and it’s just lovely to see the phenomenon happen from outside Earth. We see the Moon streak the sky every night, this is what it looks like from space. »8/05/15 3:25pm8/05/15 3:25pm