Designer Duane King is making exact replicas of the plaques (same size and material) that were placed on board the Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 space probes as a message to extraterrestrials. The laser-engraved plaques come with unreleased Pioneer stamps.
Based on a proposal by LEGO Ideas members Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche, this model kit features a 3ft-tall (1:110 scale) model of the Saturn V, the most powerful rocketship ever built. It comes with a lunar lander and three astronaut microfigs. Drops 6/2017 for $120.
A box set that contains the media in the Voyager Golden Record – a gold-plated copper phonograph record carried by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes as a message to extraterrestrial beings. It consists of 3 vinyl records, a hardcover book and a lithograph.
We’ve always been under the impression that astronauts had to pack light, but one silly piece of cargo found its way onto the International Space Station – a gorilla suit. Unless that’s a real gorilla, and he already ate astronaut Scott Kelly. Today’s official hashtag: #SpaceApe
By combining water, food coloring and an Alka-Seltzer tablet, astronauts on the International Space Station created orbs which hover momentarily in space, then start bubbling apart like tiny planets that are about to go supernova. Watch in 4K if your display supports it.