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Earth from Space

Earth from Space

Shot by Don Pettit on the International Space Station, this stunning time-lapse view of our humble planet captures the Northern Lights in the sky as tiny dots from cities at night whir by below.

Meteor Shower Time Lapse

Meteor Shower Time Lapse

While Ph Dee is convinced his attempt to shoot a time-lapse video of the recent Perseid meteor shower was a failure because of airplanes, we think it’s an awesome display of the night sky anyhow.

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Moonwalk One

Moonwalk One

The classic NASA documentary that chronicled the Apollo 11 launch and the adventurous America of the 1960s is now on YouTube. It’s 94 minutes-long though; you might want to get the DVD instead.

International Space Station Images

International Space Station Images

Nikon and NASA have created a gorgeous collection of photos taken aboard the International Space Station with Nikon gear, including a consumer market quality D3S DSLR.

Desktop Earth

Desktop Earth

Windows-only program Desktop Earth is a wallpaper generator. Using image data from NASA, it updates your wallpaper with a picture of what the Earth looks like from space at the current time.

Coolest Spacesuit Designs

Coolest Spacesuit Designs

Wiley Post helped to develop the first pressure suits for high altitude flying, which eventually evolved into today’s space suits. Check out this list of some of the coolest designs ever created.

Video: The Case For Mars

Video: The Case For Mars

Sampling Carl Sagan and popular science shows, The Case for Mars is the latest in the Symphony of Science video series, designed to deliver scientific knowledge and philosophy in musical form.

R2-D2 Observatory

R2-D2 Observatory

Students at Minnesota’s Carleton College decided to dress up their campus observatory in the largest R2-D2 costume we’ve ever seen. C-3PO was nowhere to be found on campus.

Space Chimp

Space Chimp

Created by Leo Burnett and musician Ben Lee for the World Wildlife Fund, this brilliant short film is the perfect antidote to Tim Burton’s Planet of the Apes. Go behind the scenes here.

Mars Attacks Wall Graphics

Mars Attacks Wall Graphics

LTL Prints has launched a collection of Mars Attacks wall graphics featuring original artwork from the classic collectible Topps trading cards. They’re self-adhesive and available in a variety of sizes.

European Suborbital Shuttle

European Suborbital Shuttle

Dassault Aviation is in the first stages of development on VSH, a new suborbital civilian spacecraft. VSH will be capable of bringing tourists to the edge of space and will fly at Mach 3.5.

NASA SDO Solar Pics

NASA SDO Solar Pics

These awe-inspiring photos show the sun like we’ve never seen it. They were taken by NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory which captures images and video with unreal fidelity.

Cool Photography of Mars

Cool Photography of Mars

Hmmm, does crowd-sourcing in outer space sound surprising to you? Startlingly beautiful photographs of the surfaces of Mars, in locations picked by we, the gen pop, through NASA’s HiWish program.

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NASA Mission Posters

NASA Mission Posters

In addition to exploring strange new worlds, NASA has some mad Photoshop skillz too; these official Mission and Expedition Posters are done up like sci-fi and action movie posters.

Shooting Stars T-shirt

Shooting Stars T-shirt

Sure, Zack Davenport’s Shooting Stars t-shirt may be a touch literal, but we’re over the moon with its out of this world approach to all-over-printing; it’s printed on a 50/50 DBH Perfect tee.

Most Accurate Flyby of Mars

Most Accurate Flyby of Mars

Spend Spring Break on the fourth planet courtesy of NASA: watch the most accurate simulated flyby of Mars ever, using HiRISE data with 0.25 m resolution and no vertical exaggeration.

Domination: Infinite Space

Domination: Infinite Space

True to its name, Infinite Space is surprisingly deep for a DS game; this Domination Trailer shows off ship customization, which is enough to make any space geek trip the light fantastic.

Just As Confused T-shirt

Just As Confused T-shirt

NASA’s mantra for finding extraterrestrial life has been “follow the water,” but we’re pretty sure this I’m Just As Confused As You Are t-shirt isn’t where they’d like to boldly go.

Lunar Studio T-shirt

Lunar Studio T-shirt

Forget NASA’s LRO imaging of the Apollo 17 landing site: this Lunar Studio t-shirt is proof enough for Capricorn One fans, moon landing hoax believers, and Elvis followers.

Blu-ray: Apollo 13

Blu-ray: Apollo 13

Available 4/13/10: Apollo 13 finally lands on Blu-ray for its 15th anniversary; it’ll feature 2.35:1 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio plus a feature commentary with Ron Howard.

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Atlas of the Verse, Vol. 1

Atlas of the Verse, Vol. 1

Firefly captains can learn the New Canaan run with the Atlas of the Verse: Volume One; the giant 12″x16″ book features 26 full-color pages and 11 planetary systems on 100 lb. paper.

Space Station Tour

Space Station Tour

Captain Barry Wilmore leads us on a comprehensive tour of the Space Station; he starts from the Soyuz, explores every ISS nook and cranny, and ends in Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Posters: Under the Milky Way

Posters: Under the Milky Way

A treat for both stargazers and typesetters, Ross Berens’ Under the Milky Way collection gives all eight planets (and yes, Pluto) their own unique 13″x19″ poster with facts and figures.

Last Night Shuttle Launch

Last Night Shuttle Launch

An era thunders to a close with the last nighttime launch of the Space Shuttle 2/8/2010; the Endeavour carries Tranquility, a stunning seven-window viewport and NASA’s last ISS module.

Twitpics From Space

Twitpics From Space

The Space Station has had Internet access for less than a month but astronaut Soichi Noguchi is already beaming back tweets and twitpics of Earth from his (very high) vantage point.

Infographic: Big Brothers

Infographic: Big Brothers

Visualize the orbital-palooza taking place above our heads with Michael Paukner’s Big Brothers; he organizes satellites not just by nation but by working/non-working and >10cm debris.

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