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.
The only way to see a scale model of the solar system, is to build one.
Awesome posters by SpaceX: (via ▼)
Stephanie from Houston misses her astronaut father working at the International Space Station. Watch how her special message was delivered to her father in space.
This animation illustrates, in realtime, the journey of a photon of light emitted from the surface of the sun and traveling across a portion of the solar system, from a human perspective.
This visualization shows the Moon’s phase and libration at hourly intervals throughout 2015, as viewed from the northern hemisphere. Each frame represents one hour. In addition, this visualization shows the Moon’s orbit position, sub-Earth and subsolar points, distance from the Earth at true scale, and labels of craters near the terminator. Scientific Visualisation Studio: Moon […]
This quote comes to mind: Oh, gee. I always thought they were balls of gas burning billions of miles away — Pumbaa (The Lion King)
Putting things in perspective: Fruitnets by Avi Solomon → (via Kottke)