Somewhere hidden in this table is the secret of Disney consistently taking all of our money. It's science! (via Disney)Read More
Maybe we'll have better luck with space weather?
Yesterday's planned launch of NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory—DSCOVR (don't question it)—was canceled due to high-altitude winds, so they're making a second attempt today that you can watch right here starting around 5PM EST.Read More
More like ShredX AM I RIGHT
Not only did SpaceX give their future rocket a hardcore name—the "Falcon Heavy"—but they also set this video of it to some serious hard rock. And justifiably so—the video shows a concept that includes a rocket that can safely fly and land itself back on Earth.Read More
If at first you don't succeed...
Don't be disheartened by all the headlines about SpaceX's Falcon rocket crashing instead of landing on a barge as planned. Instead, be amazed that they successfully crash landed a rocket in a designated area.Read More
If you can't get along, we'll turn this spaceship right around and go home!
We were excited when NASA announced that it would bring human spaceflight back to the United States with a partner program for commercial companies Boeing and SpaceX, but not everyone has been equally thrilled. Spaceflight company Sierra Nevada was passed over for NASA contracts in favor of the other two companies, and now they're contesting the decision through the U.S. Government Accountability Office.Read More
SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Says We Need 1 Million People on Mars for Humanity’s Sake, and He’s Got a Plan
"F*** Earth!" -Elon Musk. No, really.
Real-life-Tony-Stark Elon Musk thinks the only way to save humanity over the long-term is to get 1 million people to Mars. That may sound like a far-fetched goal, but he's already got a plan in the works to make it happen.Read More
"Astromice" is probably more accurate, but the other has a better mouth feel.
All together now: MICE...IN...SPAAAAAAACE!Read More
It's all happening!
Yesterday, NASA made a live announcement about how they planned to work with commercial partners to bring human spaceflight back to the United States. SpaceX and Boeing will work towards completely eliminating our reliance on Russian spacecraft to put astronauts in Orbit by 2017 and free up NASA to work on exciting things—like getting our asses to Mars.Read More
Actual rocket science.
Oh dear. Yesterday, a SpaceX rocket prototype exploded during a test flight, after an as-of-yet unexplained anomaly caused the vehicle to self destruct. Thankfully, the incident occurred over a SpaceX testing area in Texas, so there were no injuries, nor was anyone in danger. The only results were some falling debris and, presumably, a control room full of gloomy aerospace engineers.Read More
"You can't take the sky from me!" -Elon Musk, probably.
We've been pretty excited about SpaceX lately with their Falcon 9 rocket launches and landings, the Dragon V2 crew module, and their new spaceport in Texas, but some members of congress don't share our enthusiasm. Three members of congress in particular are trying to put unnecessary road blocks in front of SpaceX for their own interests. Maybe no one told them that where SpaceX is going, they don't need roads?Read More