Where are all these awesome spaceliners of the future?

The other day a friend saw that cool reusable Falcon 9R rocket video and he wondered where the hell are the spaceliners of the future—the epitome of them all being Pan Am's space clipper Orion, from Stanley Kubrick's 2001. I think about that myself many times. Why haven't we advanced in propulsion technology? We are… » 4/22/14 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

Awesome video game will let you fully live your space pilot dreams

Here's 12 minutes of gameplay footage of Star Citizen, a space flight simulator video game that will let you live in a parallel universe. Not only pilot a spaceship, but have a living avatar there. And with Oculus Rift support, it will be a total alternate universe experience. It looks absolutely fantastic. » 4/11/14 11:10pm 4/11/14 11:10pm

Astronauts will grow their own food (or weed?) for the first time ever

NASA is sending a really cool garden to the International Space Station on April 14, on board the SpaceX Dragon. For the first time in history, astronauts will grow their own food in space using this groovy disco box, an important step towards future long-term space travel and extraterrestrial colonies. Incidentally,… » 4/11/14 6:58pm 4/11/14 6:58pm

Here's the simplest explanation about the Big Bang discovery in the news

If you're still a little confused about why everyone is talking about The Big Bang and gravitational waves and cosmic inflation and space and twists of light and so forth, it's okay. Much smarter people are taking care of answering those questions for humanity. But it's a big effing deal so us less wrinkled brain… » 3/20/14 1:12am 3/20/14 1:12am

Stunning Titanfall intro sequence makes me wish there was a full movie

Not only is Titanfall, the video game that everyone can't stop talking about, an incredibly fun game that surpasses the hype, it also has this fantastic cinematic intro sequence that makes me almost wish I could watch the movie version of Titanfall instead of playing the video game. » 3/15/14 2:20am 3/15/14 2:20am

This sci-fi death match in space short is better than Hollywood movies

If you crossed Hunger Games with Oblivion, mixed in some feelings of Moon, sprinkled a little of action from that Bourne movie without Matt Damon and shook it all up with astronaut suits, futuristic guns, another planet and an eerie death match you would get Project Skyborn, a heart pumping short by Marko Slavnic. It's … » 3/13/14 11:43pm 3/13/14 11:43pm

NASA must fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft

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This new cool SpaceX photo popped in my Twitter feed right after reading how Putin is annexing Crimea to Russia in the same way Hitler annexed the Sudetenland to Germany back in 1938. I don't know what will happen next but this is yet one more reason why NASA should fast forward the manned use of SpaceX's Dragon… » 3/11/14 5:59pm 3/11/14 5:59pm

Astronaut suit spins out of control in macabre real life Gravity scene

Watching this gives me the chills. A cosmonaut floats away from the International space station, spinning out of control as the camera follows it, orbiting planet Earth for seven months before plunging into the atmosphere, burning and disintegrating. A terrifying scene that looks like the movie Gravity, but the video… » 3/09/14 12:27pm 3/09/14 12:27pm

How would you die if you got swallowed by a black hole?

According to physicists, there are three, er, two and a half different theories on how a person would die if they got sucked in by a black hole: stretched like a spaghetti noodle, burnt like a toast and maybe even scrambled. Nova PBS explains that if the argument on how people would die if swallowed by a black hole… » 3/06/14 12:23am 3/06/14 12:23am

Meet the people who would leave Earth and take a one-way trip to Mars

Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything… » 3/05/14 10:46pm 3/05/14 10:46pm