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Hollywood Went to the Moon First

Hollywood Went to the Moon First

Roughly 50 years ago, NASA landed the first humans ever on the moon. But prior to the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, Hollywood took us there thanks to a heaping helping of creativity and movie magic. The Royal Ocean Film Society looks back at some of these early science fiction films.

Space Is Hard

Space Is Hard

As NASA prepares to return to the Moon in 2024 – then on to Mars and beyond – they remind us that there is nothing easy about launching a rocket and safely delivering its crew, and the inherent risks that go with the great rewards of space exploration. They also revealed the new spacesuits the Artemis program astronauts will wear.

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NASA’s Guide to Black Hole Safety

NASA’s Guide to Black Hole Safety

After seeing the Disney flick The Black Hole, we already were pretty cautious about visiting such an astrophysics phenomenon. But this clip from NASA Goddard provides some much more scientific reasons you’d never want to get close to one.

Apollo 11 Remix

Apollo 11 Remix

On July 16, 1969 at 8:32 am Eastern Time, Apollo 11 lifted off and headed towards the moon. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this groundbreaking mission, and astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, Eclectic Method created a track using sound samples from the mission and the events leading up to it.

NASA x RSVLTS Collection

NASA x RSVLTS Collection

The Roosevelts teamed up with NASA to create a series of lighthearted warm weather wear inspired by the space program. We dig the One Small Step and Apollo XII Space Walk short sleeve shirts, and Moon Landing reflective tee, while the patriotic blue and white starred Hubble line is a little tacky for our tastes.

NASA AR Mug & Journal Bundle

Celebrate your love for space exploration with this duo of official NASA goodies from Astro Reality. You’ll get a nifty mug inspired by the the abstract shapes of space, along with an embossed hardcover journal, each of which pair with an augmented reality application to display imagery and information about space travel.

Charting Lunar Exploration

Charting Lunar Exploration

It’s been more than 50 years since the U.S. first started exploring the moon. In this video from NASA’s Goddard Space Center, they combined footage and sound clips from lunar missions with a graph and musical track that echoes the degree of their efforts.

NASA: We Are Going

NASA: We Are Going

NASA enlisted the help of William Shatner to narrate this confident video about the space agency’s plan to go back to the Moon and establish a base of operations there by 2024. If successful, the project will serve as a launchpad for deeper space exploration.

NASA AR Notebook

NASA AR Notebook

AstroReality celebrates NASA’s 60th Anniversary with an augmented reality gift set, which includes this beautiful notebook. Available with a white or gray cover, the notebook has a few pages that feature animation and enhanced content when viewed with AstroReality’s mobile app.

The Logistics of the ISS

The Logistics of the ISS

Wendover Productions goes over the insane logistics of the International Space Station, particularly the process and cost of sending food. Resupplies can’t be sent to the ISS at anytime, and they are obsessive about saving weight to reduce costs.

Montegrappa Moon Landing Pen

Montegrappa Moon Landing Pen

This intricate, limited-edition writing instrument is modeled after the Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon. Each pen is made from sterling silver or 18k gold, with resin componentry, and either fountain or rollerball versions.

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA Goddard released this beautiful and moving video of data captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, rendered as a digital 3D model, and accompanied perfectly by Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, which translates to “moonlight” in English.

Apollo 11 (Trailer)

Apollo 11 (Trailer)

July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. To commemorate this event, CNN Films made a documentary about the first successful manned mission to the Moon. The criticallyacclaimed film is made almost entirely of never before seen 70mm footage.

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Apollo 11 Film Lunch Canister

Apollo 11 Film Lunch Canister

This stainless canister is like the ones dabbawalas carry on the streets of Mumbai, offering three stackable steel bowls, but in this case embellished with graphics to make them look like film canisters from NASA’s famed lunar landing mission in 1969.

APOLLO VII – VXII

APOLLO VII – VXII

Apollo VII – XVII showcases the photography of the astronauts who were part of the Apollo missions. The book contains 225 photos in large print format. The Collector’s Edition also tackles the astronauts’ photography training and equipment.

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey

Nike NASA Custom Soccer Jersey

No soccer team has sponsored NASA yet. It’s a shame, because as Jefferson’s Apparel shows, the partnership would make for a sweet soccer jersey. This custom made jersey uses authentic Nike Dri-Fit jersey and has embroidered NASA and USA flag patches.

Gamma Series x NASA Watches

Gamma Series x NASA Watches

Divided By Zero’s Gamma series includes 8 stunning geometric designs, each inspired by a famous space scientist or astronaut. We’re most excited by the blue and white NASA-approved designs, but the luminous black models suit the space theme well.

We Are NASA

We Are NASA

Accompanied by the familiar voice of Dirty Jobs and The Deadliest Catch announcer Mike Rowe, NASA offers up a truly inspiring video that both looks back on its many achievements, and looks forward to pioneering with many new missions. We choose to go to the moon… again!

NASA Parachute Tote Bags

NASA Parachute Tote Bags

Uncrate Supply is selling these unassuming tote bags that are actually made from repurposed NASA parachutes. The material is incredibly strong yet light. The bags are large enough to carry laptops or groceries. Available in green or white.

Vans x NASA Space Voyager

Vans x NASA Space Voyager

Vans and NASA commemorate the space agency’s 60 years of exploration with the Space Voyager collection. Largely inspired by space suits, the collection features shoes, jackets, a hoodie, t-shirts and bags adorned with NASA’s logo and patches. Drops 11/2/18.

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Water Deluge System Test

Water Deluge System Test

Given the insane amount of heat generated by rocket engines, NASA was looking for ways to quickly reduce the temperature at a launch site. They’re currently testing a new cooling system that basically floods the place with 450,000 gallons of water, very quickly.

First Man (Trailer)

First Man (Trailer)

Our best look yet at Damien Chazelle’s biopic about astronaut Neil Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling), and the trials and tribulations of the years leading up to his landing on the moon. It’s no coincidence it’s being released in October, in time for year-end Oscar noms.

The Observable Universe

The Observable Universe

Pablo Carlos Budassi created this incredible image, which attempts to illustrate the entirety of the observable universe, from our solar system, to distant galaxies and beyond. It’s interesting that that the whole thing also resembles a giant eye. Prints available here.

First Man (Trailer)

First Man (Trailer)

Director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash, La La Land) reteams with Ryan Gosling for a dramatic retelling of the story of Neil Armstrong, and NASA’s early efforts to put a man on the Moon. We haven’t been this excited for an astronaut movie since The Right Stuff.

Astronaut Boot Plush Slippers

Astronaut Boot Plush Slippers

Stomp around the house like you’re on a lunar mission with these whimsical slippers, inspired by NASA astronauts’ moon boots. They’ll keep your feet comfy and toasty as you lumber around your living room in slow-motion. Available only in adult sizes, so take that, kids!

Artist Depiction

Artist Depiction

Brett Ryan Bonowicz is making a three-part documentary series about the largely unknown artists who created concept art for NASA projects. Artist Depiction will feature interviews with the artists as well as high-resolution scans of their work.

A Tour of the Moon

A Tour of the Moon

Using data and imagery captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA compiled this wondrous look at our Moon, showing off details of its surface, its North and South poles, its massive craters, what might lie beneath its crust, and locations astronauts have visited.

7-Year Solar Time-lapse

7-Year Solar Time-lapse

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has been capturing high-def images of our sun for more than 7 years. Here’s footage captured by two of their systems – the larger one showing visible light, the smaller one showing extreme UV light, and the line graph displays sunspot activity.

The 809 Objects Left on the Moon

The 809 Objects Left on the Moon

As of 2012, by NASA’s count there are 809 manmade objects on the Moon. You can find the full list here. Spacecraft make up the bulk of our moon litter, but Half as Interesting points out that we left a wide variety of “artifacts”, including poop.

NASA Aerosol Simulation

NASA Aerosol Simulation

A fascinating simulation created by a team of scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The animation approximates the movements of smoke, sea salt, and dust as they traveled around the globe due to storms and wind currents in 2017. Original video here.

Pizzas in Space

Pizzas in Space

The crew of Expedition 53 on the International Space Station couldn’t order delivery, so they decided to make some pizzas for themselves. We assumed all of toppings would just float off in the microgravity environment, but with enough sauce, they seem to stick pretty well.

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