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Space

NASA AR Notebook

NASA AR Notebook
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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.

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, Outer Wilds is a first-person adventure-mystery game set in an alien solar system. You will figure out why you and your fellow space crew are stuck not only in the remote location, but on a time loop. Coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2019.

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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
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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.

Kurzgesagt: Strange Stars Explained

Kurzgesagt: Strange Stars Explained

Kurzgesagt takes on one of the most bizarre and terrifying objects in the universe: neutron stars. Formed when certain giant stars collapse, neutron stars are made of strange matter, which are theoretically “perfectly stable.” And that’s where Physics and English disagree.

A Timelapse of the Entire Universe

A Timelapse of the Entire Universe

We usually tune in to Melodysheep’s YouTube channel to listen to his songs, but this time, he’s brought us something even more compelling – a 10-minute review of the last 13.8 billion years, with narration by Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough.

Space Man

Space Man

“I could tell he was a real space man… because he had these funny little boots on.” Dan Britt’s animated short for Adult Swim’s SMALLS tells a story of an ordinary man abducted by an alien who needs a little help. But that’s not all…

Astronaut Light

Astronaut Light
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Add a little space to your desk with this whimsical lamp from Paladone. The tiny astronaut takes his space walk at the end of an adjustable gooseneck, as he floats above the lunar base below. Runs on USB or 3 AAA batteries, so it’s definitely just an accent light.

Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

The feature film debut of Noah Hawley (creator of FX’s Fargo and Legion) features Natalie Portman in a story about an astronaut who loses her grip on reality after returning from a mission. The story is reportedly inspired by that of Lisa Nowak, and her unusual behavior.

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

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.

Your Body in Space

Your Body in Space

Science fiction movies love to depict all sorts of nasty consequences of being sucked out into space. But what would really happen if you managed to slip out of your spaceship without a spacesuit on? The Infographics Show does their best to explain the unpleasant repercussions.

Building a Martian Base

Building a Martian Base

Despite our fascination with Mars, the red planet isn’t exactly the most hospitable place. Kurzgesagt looks at some of the many challenges we’d face if we ever wanted to colonize Mars. Humans can’t breathe there, it’s freezing cold, and Martian dust is poisonous.

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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.

Singularity Simulated Black Hole

Singularity Simulated Black Hole
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How much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. This desktop curiosity is made using a carbon nanotube array to absorb 99.% of visible light, so when you look into it up close, it’s the darkest void you’ve ever seen. Available in 2.5cm and 4cm sizes.

We Need to Talk About Cosmos

We Need to Talk About Cosmos

(PG-13: Language) An astronaut speaks about the complexities and challenges of living in space. Raphaël Bluzet’s animated short has a light start, but a dark ending. If the voice sounds familiar, that’s Gary Dourdan, who played Warrick Brown on CSI.

DeskSpace Solar Sun Mood Lamp

DeskSpace Solar Sun Mood Lamp
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Deskspace’s Solar Sun is a mood lamp designed to look like the Sun. It’s made of golden calcite, which gives the light a warm and soft glow. There’s also a non-lighted version, and you can also get a set that comes with their gemstone planets.

Apollo 11 Film Lunch Canister

Apollo 11 Film Lunch Canister
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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.

2046 Prints

2046 Prints
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2046 Design offers a variety of prints inspired by space, science, science fiction, and nature. The prints come in a variety of art styles, and many are limited editions. They also offer apparel and accessories. Touch of Modern has a limited number of designs on sale.

APOLLO VII – VXII

APOLLO VII – VXII
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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.

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The World Below

The World Below

Photographer and filmmaker Bruce W. Berry Jr. collected and cleaned up video and time-lapse footage captured by astronauts on-board the International Space Station to give us this stunning short film that provides a glimpse of our planet from the vantage point of space.

Nebulae

Nebulae

Take a journey to the outer reaches of space in Teun van der Zalm’s short film, which is packed with 10 meditative minutes of beautiful (and completely fake) images of cloud, gas, and dust formations which were computer simulated to emulate the birth of stars.

Aliens Under the Ice

Aliens Under the Ice

While we’re most familiar with planets which are bound to a solar system, there are countless rogue planets out there which float in the darkness of space. It turns out that those frozen conditions might actually provide a home to lifeforms. Kurzgesagt explains.

Nano1 Astronomy Camera

Nano1 Astronomy Camera
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Measuring only 2.49″ wide, TinyMOS’ new Nano1 is the world’s smallest astronomy camera. It uses a 12MP Sony back-illuminated CMOS sensor. You can attach it to telescopes or use it with C-mount lenses. It has a microSD slot and lasts up to 100min per charge.

How to Build a Dyson Sphere

How to Build a Dyson Sphere

No, Kurzgesagt’s latest video isn’t about building a fancy vacuum cleaner. Instead, it’s an explanation of how we might go about creating a megastructure in space, capable of harnessing the power of a star, by containing it. Basically, it would be the largest task every undertaken.

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

Horizons Mission Time-lapse

During his journey on the International Space Station, astronaut Alexander Gerst captured thousands of images to create time-lapse footage of sunrises, auroras, cloud movements, and other amazing sights that can only be seen from space.  See more of Alex’s images here.

Gamma Series x NASA Watches

Gamma Series x NASA Watches
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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.

AstroReality Mars AR Bundle

AstroReality Mars AR Bundle
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Explore Mars in the palm of your hand with this 2-piece set, which includes a precise 3D-printed, 2.3″ diameter model of the planet, along with a notebook and augmented reality app which lets you explore much more about the red planet. Save 22% in The Awesomer Shop.

Longest Space Time-lapse

Longest Space Time-lapse

To celebrate the International Space Station’s 20 years, the ESA released this 15-minute continuous time-lapse video captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst, as the ISS orbits the Earth two times over. The clip is comprised of 21,000+ images captured over about 3 hours.

Planet Pins

Planet Pins
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Designer Duncan Shotton makes some very cool stuff, like pencils that leave rainbow-colored shavings. He also makes a teensy-tiny solar system with meticulously hand-painted pushpins, along with an optional cast-concrete moon pin.

Creating a Prison for Humanity

Creating a Prison for Humanity

For all of our efforts to explore space – and maybe someday colonize other planets – humans have been creating lots of space junk, which will make it harder to leave the Earth over time. Kurzgesagt explores the dangers of filling up the low Earth orbit with stuff.

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