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Interstellar (Trailer 3)

Interstellar (Trailer 3)

Three trailers in and we still don’t know much about Interstellar, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Check out glimpses of a dying Earth, the hostile environment on other planets and a walking monolith. A minilith.

ISS Geography Lesson

ISS Geography Lesson

Astronauts Mike Hopkins and Rick Mastracchio provide a look at our big blue marble from the vantage point of the International Space Station’s cupola, pointing out cities and landmarks as they orbit far above our planet.

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Enemy Starfighter (Trailer)

Enemy Starfighter (Trailer)

Enemy Starfighter is a mix of real time strategy and space combat sim, and will support the Oculus Rift. It may not be as pretty as other upcoming space shooters, but it’s promising considering it’s being made by one man.

Interstellar (Trailer 2)

Interstellar (Trailer 2)

A rocky and icy landscape, a bubble of time and space, tiny monoliths and more abound in the new trailer for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Like Rust Cohle, these clips raise more questions even as they reveal more about the movie.

GE The Missions

GE The Missions

To celebrate the 45th years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, GE and Android Homme made these moon boot style hi-tops. Limited to 100 pairs, they have a carbon fiber upper and hydrophobic coating. At JackThreads on 7/20.

Lunar Landings Print

Lunar Landings Print
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As part of its new Space series, City Prints has created this stunning lunar image which maps out the landing sites of all of NASA’s lunar missions. Available framed, matted or in custom sizes or printed on custom substrates.

Project Morpheus: Night Footage

Project Morpheus: Night Footage

We’ve previously seen footage of NASA’s Project Morpheus, but this nighttime footage is even cooler. It’s capable of taking off, hovering, flying, and automatically landing itself – in the dark. Oh, and Sony needs to rename their project.

Interstellar (Trailer)

Interstellar (Trailer)

“We must confront the reality that nothing in our solar system can help us.” Matthew McConaughey plays a pilot forced to leave Earth and his family in order to help save mankind. Also starring Michael Caine and Anne Hathaway.

Lunar Odyssey

Lunar Odyssey

For those of you who missed the recent lunar eclipse that took place on 4/15, that’s okay. Photographer Andrew Walker captured the event in much greater detail than you would have seen in this haunting time-lapse of the event.

Star Citizen (Gameplay)

Star Citizen (Gameplay)

Peter Griffin’s Chris Roberts’ 2014 PAX East presentation of his upcoming space combat simulation game Star Citizen. Skip to 11:20 for gameplay footage, featuring dogfighting and asteroid ramming.

The Nicest Places in the Universe

The Nicest Places in the Universe

The Sci Show outlines the general clues that help scientists look for habitable planets, including the size of a planet, what type of galaxy it’s in and more. Being a stellar real estate agent is hard. Also quasars are more terrifying than black holes.

Red Bull Stratos GoPro Footage

Red Bull Stratos GoPro Footage

“I’m coming home now.” A humbling and nail-biting view of Felix Baumgartner’s 24mi free fall from the edge of space, captured through GoPro Hero2 cameras mounted on his balloon and suit. One of the best videos you’ll ever see.

CHORUS 1

CHORUS 1

Headphones on, folks. By using radio data collected from a satellite, then transposing and filtering the inaudible signals, Andrew Williams extracted sounds which make us feel like we’re deep in the rainforest, not in the silence of space.

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Outer Space Myths

Outer Space Myths

Sci Code debunks a few myths about outer space propagated by science fiction. Find out why there’s no such thing as zero gravity, what space battles would sound like and how “cramped” asteroid fields are. Here’s our bonus trivia.

Earthrise 45th Anniversary

Earthrise 45th Anniversary

On 12/24/1968, astronaut William Anders of the Apollo 8 mission took one of the most memorable photographs in human history: Earthrise. This is NASA’s scientifically accurate reenactment of the moment the photo was taken.

Interstellar (Teaser)

Interstellar (Teaser)

The first spot for Christopher Nolan’s next movie shows very little from the film, but its concept certainly intrigues us. A group of explorers exploit a wormhole to travel through space at speeds never before achieved by mankind.

In Saturn’s Rings (Trailer 2)

In Saturn’s Rings (Trailer 2)

A new trailer for In Saturn’s Rings, a time-lapse movie made of over a million images taken by satellites, spacecraft, obervatories and more. Filmmaker Stephen van Vuuren is raising funds to get an orchestral score created for the movie.

Star Citizen (Trailer)

Star Citizen (Trailer)

This look at Star Citizen shows off one of the game’s more agile and lethal spaceships, the Hornet. It’s running in the game’s engine, though we’re not sure if it’s representative of gameplay. Watch it in 4K if you can.

Telescope

Telescope

In the year 2183 Earth has been reduced to a cloud of cosmic dust. A space archeologist uses his time-traveling telescope ship to catch a glimpse of our planet in its former glory. A visual feast by VFX artist Wes Ball.

Red Bull Stratos Multi-angle Video

Red Bull Stratos Multi-angle Video

Watch Felix Baumgartner’s 128,000ft supersonic freefall from three different angles, including one from Felix’s point of view. The video also shows metrics such as his speed and altitude synchronized with the footage.

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Mauna Kea Heavens

Mauna Kea Heavens

A mesmerizing and intriguing time-lapse of the Mauna Kea Observatories by Sean Goebel. The bright beams of light are lasers used to adjust the telescopes. The song is All is Violent, All is Bright by God is an Astronaut.

The Mandate

The Mandate

We were hoping it was a bromance simulator, but The Mandate is equally ambitious. It’s an open world RPG set in space, with real-time ship combat, turn-based boarding combat, crew management, ship designing and more.

Defect SDK (Trailer)

Defect SDK (Trailer)

Are you digging Kerbal Space Program? Wait for Defect SDK, a ship designing game with space combat. Engage in an escalating war with your dissenting crew and build bigger and better spaceships to beat your previous creations.

Stephen Hawking’s Big Ideas

Stephen Hawking’s Big Ideas

A beginner’s guide to the major theories of physicist Stephen Hawking. He continued his pursuit for knowledge despite his extreme physical limitations, and in doing so elevated not just himself but the whole human race.

Gravity (IMAX Featurette)

Gravity (IMAX Featurette)

Alfonso Cuarón wants us to feel like we are realistically floating in space in the theatre; this extended featurette on his latest film Gravity gives a behind the scenes look at just how that will happen. Guess we need to see it in IMAX.

Elite: Dangerous (Trailer)

Elite: Dangerous (Trailer)

Visually stunning concept renders from the upcoming crowdfunded space shooter, Elite: Dangerous. If the finished gameplay looks this good, please sign us up now. £30 (~$48 USD) reserves a digital copy of the game.

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