Watch This: Livestream of the Rosetta #CometLanding

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We’re actually a ways off from the actual landing, which won’t happen until tomorrow morning – final confirmation of the landing is expected at 8:03am Pacific Time. But if you’d like to spend the next 20-odd hours immersed in a very cool space experience, try tuning into the European Space Agency’s livestream. Continue reading

Last Chance to Buy Time on a Space Telescope!

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Planetary Resources is giving away observation time on a new space telescope through their Kickstarter campaign. Grab some before time runs out! Continue reading

Join the International Space Apps Challenge This Weekend, Possibly Save the World

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The International Space Apps Challenge is a two-day technology development event collectively presented by NASA in collaboration with 100 partner organizations including the European Space Agency, TechShop, Raspberry Pi, and the National Science Foundation. Participants will work together, hackathon style, in a 48-hour sprint to solve challenges relevant to improving life on Earth–and in space. Continue reading

Amazing Time-Lapse of Images/Video from the ISS Set to The Cinematic Orchestra

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Bruce Wayne (no, not THAT Bruce Wayne), who is a professional photgrapher, decided to take it upon himself to assemble, color grade, de-noise, and do a whole bunch of other neat things to media shot from the Internation Space Station. And then he went and set it to one of my personal favorite piececs of music, “Manhatta” by the Cinematic Orchestra. Enjoy this work of space art. Continue reading

How Big Is a Galaxy? Milky Way Shown to Scale | Popular Science

Think the Milky Way is big? It’s puny compared to M87, an elliptical galaxy 980,000 light years in diameter. The Milky Way is only 100,000 light years in diameter. Let’s not even get into Hercules A, which is 1.5 million light years across. Continue reading

New Angry Birds Space Encounter Lands at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

On Friday, Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise took a giant leap into the real world with the unveiling of a new space-themed attraction at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The new interactive exhibit features a kid-friendly … Continue reading

Axe to Blast 22 Guys Into Space With New Apollo Scent Campaign

In a marketing campaign too strange not to be true, the Axe brand of grooming products for men has recruited Buzz Aldrin to promote their new “Apollo” scent. Oh, and they’re sending 22 guys into space too through the Axe … Continue reading

Kickstart Your Own Space Program With Firefly, A Flexible Mission Control Board

We’ve previously highlighted the Firefly, an Arduino-compatible system with onboard power, charging, data logging, and radio communications–all the standard stuff that can take a while to piece together individually. The flexible “mission control” board can be used for a variety of projects … Continue reading

Teenage Inventors Among Highlights at Lego Education Learning Summit

In its second year, the Lego Education Summit has grown in attendance and scope. Last year’s conference, held in St. Louis, focused solely on STEM education topics, but the 2012 Summit, held in Kanas City, expanded its seminar topics to … Continue reading

FireFly Controller Board Simplifies Rocket Science

Recently, my friend Mike Doornbos from Evadot got together with the small-satellite crew down at the non-profit Kentucky Space to try to fix an annoying problem. They wanted a standard “mission command” board that could serve as the basis for … Continue reading

International Space Apps Challenge: Bringing Space Exploration Home

Do you look at different aspects of space exploration and think that you would love to contribute some of your know-how to the effort? Want to work with your geeklings on a cool project? There is something happening this weekend … Continue reading

Space-Flown Buzz Lightyear Inducted Into Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Remember way back when Buzz Lightyear flew to space? Yes, the toy — and yes, really to space! He spent 468 days in orbit between May 2008 and September 2009. During his time on the International Space … Continue reading