NASA and Boeing have released a little teaser on their newest spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, which will be built and tested at Kennedy Space Center and hopefully, eventually taxi people to space.
It took a little bit for us to reach Pluto but what if we had the power of our imaginations in our real life spaceships? Fat Wallet came up with this neat infographic showing which ships from popular sci-fi movies, TV shows and video games (plus real life NASA ships) to show which ship moves fastest. It’s pretty cool!
In a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, the broken remains of space stations and robotic freighters litter the ocean floor, four kilometers below the waves. The world’s space agencies call this region the South Pacific Ocean Uninhabited Area. But it’s also called the Spacecraft Cemetery.
This is not the ship of a species who knows restraint. This is the ship of people who refuse to leave any creature comfort behind.
The machine operators called them "gas harvesters," as if they were scything their way through sheafs of sweet-smelling grass. But where they went, grass wouldn't be growing for a long time. In went the toxins and out came the fuels. We called them poison injectors.
In response to Russia's rather unorthodox suggestion to NASA — that perhaps it could use giant trampolines in absence of Russia's shuttle to get our astronauts up to the ISS — a more serious question arose: Could a ship really get into space without rocket fuel?
What would it look like to peer outside of the window of a real spaceship moving along at warp speed through our universe? This video gives us a pretty good idea.
As far as Cylon warships go, it doesn't get more badass than a Baseship. Garry King built this impressive 16,387-brick, 36-pound Lego Baseship from one of the original designs by Ralph McQuarrie—the genius artist behind the original Star Wars trilogy, E.T. and the original Battlestar Galactica.
To show off their microscale 3D printers, Nanoscribe printed this model of a Wing Commander Hellcat. It took about 50 seconds to print and the dimensions are 125µm x 81µm x 26.8µm, with its length roughly the diameter of a human hair. Now we can film space battles under an electron microscope.
The Alien and Predator movies are named after their respective monsters, but Ridley Scott's upcoming Prometheus is named after a ship — so that's got to be one important ship. Ladies and gents, meet the USCSS Prometheus.
If he could, would Hugh Hefner upload his consciousness into the Playboy Mansion, and live out the rest of eternity as the pleasure palace of his own creation? In Tom Walker's webcomic, SS Myra, the wealthy hedonist Myra does just that — except her pleasure palace is her spaceship, a spacefaring wonderland filled…
In humanity's galactic age, a second Spanish Empire holds power over the Drive – an engine that makes interstellar travel possible. But while the Royal Familia keeps the Drive's workings secret, the fearsome Continuum threatens to reclaim its stolen technology.
The planet is surrounded by oceans of space junk, debris left over from dead satellites and old rocket flights. It's dangerous for space travelers, and will only get worse. Unless NASA or other space agencies can figure out a way to clean it up. Luckily, Vaughan Ling has a plan for the first garbage collector and…
Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union launched the Korabl-Sputnik 2 spacecraft—known as Sputnik 5 in the west—carrying two dogs named Belka and Strelka, along with mice, rats and flies into space. More surprising? Everyone came back alive.