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Pocketnaut T-shirt

Pocketnaut T-shirt

Psycho Reindeer’s Pocketnaut t-shirt gives new meaning to the phrase “pocket rocket;” we can’t imagine there’s too much air down there, but whatever floats your spacesuit, buddy.

Underwater Space Cannon

Underwater Space Cannon

John Hunter’s Quicklauncher is a 3,600 ft. underwater space cannon placed near the equator that can be easily swiveled since it floats; it’ll shoot satellites 13,000 mph at only $250/lb.

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E.T.A. (Short Film)

E.T.A. (Short Film)

Sure, Junkworks’ E.T.A. may be a sci-fi short film, but interstellar truck driver Marvin is a not so far-fetched look into our futures where life imitates art–however horrifyingly banal.

9 Ball T-shirt/Hoodie

9 Ball T-shirt/Hoodie

We’ve got good and bad news about Flying Mouse’s 9 Ball tee/hoodie; the good: Pluto is back in play; the bad: planetary pool is not what it’s racked up to be if you’re the cue ball.

KEO Time Capsule

KEO Time Capsule

End 2009 with a trip to the year 52,009: today is the last day to leave a message with KEO, a time capsule satellite which will orbit 1,800 km above Earth and remain there for 50,000 years.

Video: The Sun Song

Video: The Sun Song

Don’t get burned by bad science: astronomically-correct a capella group The Chromatics sings The Sun Song, an ultra high-energy composition complete with NASA imagery.

The Known Universe

The Known Universe

The American Museum of Natural History goes epic in a very, very, large way with The Known Universe: starting from the Himalayas, it zooms out a jaw-dropping 13.7 billion light years.

Nike 6.0 x Buzz Aldrin

Nike 6.0 x Buzz Aldrin

More buzz for Buzz Aldrin: this pair of Nike 6.0 Rocket Hero Mavrk Mid 2s not only features photos taken by Buzz and the astronaut’s signature but his lunar footprint on the insole.

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Simultaneously realizing every little boy’s dream and low earth orbit is no small task for a 3rd grader; this Accidental Astronaut t-shirt is a coin-op ride’s version of the Konami code.

Astrotour

Astrotour

AstroTour is like an orrery on overdrive: it not only simulates the movement of planets in the solar system but does Copernicus proud with its explanation of retrograde motion.

Solar System Scale Model

Solar System Scale Model

A staggering 50 million pixels wide, the Solar System Scale Model gives us a sense of just how itty bity we are; scroll to the right to find planets or use anchors (e.g., add #earth or #mars).

2001: A Who Odyssey

2001: A Who Odyssey

TardisTimegirl combines two legendary (and similarly inscrutable) sci-fi classics into a single LightWave 3D symphony with 2001: A Who Odyssey; warning: naked Matt Smith in orbit.

Earth with Saturn’s Rings

Earth with Saturn’s Rings

Roy Prol envisions Earth with Saturn’s Rings, above; epic win for accuracy, as it shows the rings above major cities with respect to the Roche limit and the viewer’s location. Thanks, Scott!

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Tactics: Star Trek Online

Tactics: Star Trek Online

We’ve enjoyed Star Trek Online’s Future Past series, but this Tactics trailer really lights up the LCARS with a detailed look at space combat, ship upgrades, and personnel choices.

Toshiba Space Chair

Toshiba Space Chair

That’s one giant creak for mankind: Toshiba has sent a biodegradable Space Chair up 98,268 feet using balloons and 4 GPS systems; it was filmed using Toshiba IK-HR1S cameras.

Blast-Off! T-shirt

Blast-Off! T-shirt

Flying high from NASA’s discovery of large amounts of water on the moon? Celebrate with this Blast Off! tee: the shuttle peels back the cosmos with a sweet (almost) all-over design.

Photos: Martian Landscapes

Photos: Martian Landscapes

Boston.com’s The Big Picture goes out of this world with Martian Landscapes; the Red Planet comes to life with alien (yet somehow familiar) photos taken by NASA’s MRO. Thanks, Scott!

Apollo 11 Owner’s Manual

Apollo 11 Owner’s Manual

With the Ares I-X a success, boning up on your LEM skills may not be a bad idea; the Apollo 11 Owner’s Manual will teach you how to do burns, orbital rendezvous, and moon landings.

The Astronomer’s Dream

The Astronomer’s Dream

To call The Astronomer’s Dream trippy is a galactic understatement, but we’re slack-jawed over its amazing details; you can support indie director Malcolm Sutherland by buying the DVD.

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites plans to open the first space hotel in 2012; $4.4 million buys you a 3-day stay (with 15 sunrises/day), a velcro-covered suit, and 8 weeks of training on a tropical island.

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Escalation: Shattered Horizon

Escalation: Shattered Horizon

The ragdoll death animations are a bit silly, but space combat looks (and sounds, thanks to “audio simulation files”) absolutely epic in this Escalation trailer for Shattered Horizon.

Now That’s A Suit!

Now That’s A Suit!

Suits often have astronomical prices, but this Now That’s A Suit! t-shirt takes things to orbital heights: pinstripes pale in comparison to $2 million and 300 pounds of pressurized awesome.

DIY: Lunar Lander

DIY: Lunar Lander

Cobbled together from junk parts, Iain Sharp’s real-life, analog version of Atari’s 1979 Lunar Lander game is out of this world; it’s powered by a pair of old PCs and Sharp’s own software.

When Galaxies Collide

When Galaxies Collide

Spitzer Science Center’s When Galaxies Collide may be cheesy, but Felicia Day rocks as she dismantles the brainless Hollywood-ization of science; bonus points if you catch the Whedon quip.

Mobile App: NASA

Mobile App: NASA

That’s one giant leap for iPhone/iPod users: the NASA app is a must for space travel enthusiasts, with mission updates, pictures via IOTD and APOD, videos and Twitter updates.

Trailer: Shattered Horizon

Trailer: Shattered Horizon

The deadly void of space has never looked more beautiful with this nearly soundless trailer for Shattered Horizon; 100% in-game footage, it’s packed with sweet zero-g combat.

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