Awesome Space

LAIKA

LAIKA

A loving animated tribute to Laika the dog – the world’s first true astronaut, who was launched into space Sputnik 2 way back in 1957 – with the kind of ending we wish had really occurred for the mutt.

Seventies Space Colony Art

Seventies Space Colony Art

Back when the Apollo Missions were still fresh in the mind, NASA’s Ames Research Center was hard at work conceptualizing what the future of space exploration might be. Where’d our imagination go?

Advertisement

Asteroid Impact Simulator

Asteroid Impact Simulator

Purdue University’s ImpactEarth! lets you find out what could happen to our planet if it were struck by an asteroid (or a humpback whale ice sculpture). Where’s that hyperspace button when you need it?

100,000 Stars

100,000 Stars

An incredible interactive visualization of 100,000 stars you can view in your Chrome web browser. Also works in other WebGL browsers, but your mileage may vary. Zoom with your scroll wheel.

Disk Gallery Simulation

Disk Gallery Simulation

NASA silently simulates the birth and evolution of a disk galaxy over a 13.5 billion year period – though we get to watch it in just over 2 minutes. Needs a Pink Floyd backing track, though.

Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Mission 26: The Big Endeavour

Cinematographer Matthew Givot and friends shot this stunning time-lapse video of the Space Shuttle Endeavour’s final mission, a slow journey through the streets of LA. Best watched in full-screen.

Red Bull Stratos: Helmetcam

Red Bull Stratos: Helmetcam

Watch it before it gets yanked down – Here’s an unofficial snippet of Felix Baumgartner’s dizzying jump from 128,000 feet – shot with his own high-definition helmet-cam.

Red Bull Stratos: 1:350 Scale

Red Bull Stratos: 1:350 Scale

In case you missed today’s momentous jump, sit back and enjoy this low-budget scale replication of Felix Baumgartner’s epic flight – courtesy of some LEGO minifigs and Vienna’s ModelMaker Fair.

Red Bull Stratos: The Jump

Red Bull Stratos: The Jump

The complete live footage captured from Felix Baumgartner’s death defying balloon flight to over 128,000 feet, and his extraordinary skydive back to Earth. We dare you not to be moved by this.

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Häagen-Dazs Ice Moon

Perhaps the most beautifully designed ice cream cake treat ever, they were created by Doshi Levien using layers of biscuit, meringue, caramel and other sweet things for the 2012 holiday season.

Asteroid Visualization

Asteroid Visualization

Hacker/Astronomer/Gamer/DJ/Scotsman Scott Manley created this visualization of asteroid discoveries from 1980 to 2012. Don’t call Bruce Willis yet – each pixel is 500,000 km in distance.

Ascendance

Ascendance

Henry Jun Wah Lee went to California’s Joshua Tree National Park and Ancient Bristlecone Forest to capture the Perseid meteor shower this past August, but our planet put on quite a show as well.

Catstronauts T-Shirt

Catstronauts T-Shirt
Buy

We already know that dogs paved the way for manned space flight, but why not cats instead? Show your support for the feline space program with this limited-edition tee by Austin Martin.

Advertisement

R.I.P., Neil Armstrong

R.I.P., Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong – astronaut, test pilot, engineer and the first person to walk on the Moon – passed away on August 25. He was 82. Rest in peace, Neil. You expanded our minds and our universe.

Mars Rover Panorama

Mars Rover Panorama

By stitching together high-res images captured by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, EDS systems created this stunning 360° panorama of the landing site, putting you right there on the dusty Martian surface.

Yo-Yo Space Tricks

Yo-Yo Space Tricks

Astronaut Don Pettit shows off his “microgravity yo-yo tricks” while in space. He’s not as good as his Earthbound counterparts, but he makes up for it by coming up with cool names for his tricks.

Fight for Space (Trailer)

Fight for Space (Trailer)

A documentary about the dire state of the US space program. Featuring interviews with experts such as Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye and astronaut Leroy Chiao among others.

View From The ISS at Night

View From The ISS at Night

Every frame in the video is a photograph, taken by the crew at the International Space Station and stitched together by Knate Myers. The song is Sunshine (Adagio in D Minor) by John Murphy.

Grand Finale

Grand Finale

(Warning: Loud) McLean Fahnestock assembled footage from all 135 Space Shuttle launches, and arranged them into a 9×15 grid, and synchronizing the approximate moment of lift-off.

Transit of Venus: Up Close

Transit of Venus: Up Close

If you missed the once (or twice)-in-a-lifetime Transit of Venus in front of the Sun, here’s the best view ever, captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, captured in glorious high-def.

Advertisement

How to Pronounce Uranus

How to Pronounce Uranus

CGP Grey explains the best way to pronounce the always popular planet’s name in his latest educational clip. No matter how you slice it, it sounds like your talking about something dirty.

We Stopped Dreaming 2

We Stopped Dreaming 2

Physicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson argues that the 1969 moon landing inspired the foundation of many movements, spurred by the views of Earth from the moon, of our home as one homogenous whole.

How to Measure the Universe

How to Measure the Universe

Why not take a break from wasting time on the internet and learn something? The Royal Observatory Greenwich explains the geometry, math, and optics used to measure objects in space.

121-Megapixel Earth

121-Megapixel Earth

The Russian Federal Space Agency’s Elektro-L satellite captures astounding 121mp images of the Earth. In this video, we get a time-lapse comprised of color-enhanced shots. Hi-res pics here.

Outer Space

Outer Space

Constructed by Sander van den Berg entirely from images captured by NASA’s Cassini and Voyager missions, this hauntingly beautiful video is made even more perfect by its backing track, That Home.

Cats in Space

Cats in Space

What would happen if Star Trek were written by and for cats? Perhaps it would look something like this video clip starring Commander Titan and Security Officer Atlas. Beam me up some 9Lives!

ADVERTISEMENT
« Previous
Next »

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure
Advertise | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Sites We Like

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games & Geeks: Technabob | Cool Cars: 95Octane
Site Design & Content © 2008-2021 Awesomer Media / The Awesomer™
Visit our Friends at: Not Always Right