As with everything: It Depends (when you’re looking): When Earth and Venus are at their closest approach, their separation is roughly 0.28 AU — no other planet gets nearer to Earth. But just as often, the two planets are at their most distant, when Venus is on the side of the Sun opposite Earth, 1.72 […]
Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield helps debunk (and confirm!) some common myths about space. Is there any sound in space? Does space smell like burnt steak? Is NASA working on warp speed?
The Night Sky lets one create a map of the stars, as seen at a certain time and location. Was it your first kiss, the birth of a child or that moment you realized your world had changed. Give a gift of the stars to always remember that special night. Prints (rather expensive ones if […]
Highly entertaining and very informative talk by space/NASA-enthousiast Bret Copeland on how to land – the now defunct – Space Shuttle … from Space.
Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh took a telescope around the streets of LA and invited people to look at the Moon through it. Watching people’s reactions to seeing such a closeup view of the Moon with their own eyes, perhaps for the first time, is really amazing. (via Kottke)
Official SpaceX Falcon Heavy aftermovie: That synchronous landing of the boosters still amazes me.
A few days ago the sunset in Manhattan was perfectly aligned with the east–west streets of its main street grid: The phenomenon happens only twice a year, in May and July. The nickname, coined by Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and head of the Hayden Planetarium, is a reference to England’s Stonehenge. At Stonehenge, once […]
After having seen SpaceX successfully land their Falcon 9 rocket on a sea barge earlier this week, now comes this amazing video: 360 cameras captured one of the most powerful activities in spaceflight … launch. No human being has ever experienced a rocket launch from this close
A real-time journey through the Apollo 17 mission. Relive every moment as it occurred in 1972. This is magnificent! It’s a timeshifted playback – with audio, photos, transcripts, etc. – of the events of Apollo 17, the last mission of the Apollo program which took us to the moon, exactly as they happened 43 years […]
The Project Apollo Archive is an online reference source and repository of digital images pertaining to the historic manned lunar landing program. 12,000 photos and counting. Project Apollo Archive (Flickr) → Project Apollo Archive (Facebook) → The panorama at the top of this post was assembled from several Apollo 16 photos by Maciej Winiarczyk.