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Battle Trailer: GSB

Battle Trailer: GSB

Gratuitous Space Battles continues to light up the radar of space sim fans, so this Space Battle trailer should satisfy; we get a peek at the game’s pre-battle tactical screens.

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

Blu-ray: For All Mankind

For All Mankind, Al Reinert’s 1989 documentary on the Apollo moon landings, comes to Blu-ray 7/14; it’s an HD digital transfer with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, NASA liftoff footage.

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CoolRockets

CoolRockets

Jeff Brewer of CoolRockets takes fanciful spaceships of yesteryear and turns them into real-life, resin-casted models; each is hand-finished and comes with a collector’s card. Thanks, Chuck!

Electromagnetic Leak

Electromagnetic Leak

Similar to the incredible opening for Contact, Electromagnetic Leak is an infographic that plots out the distance our TV shows have traveled through space, with major stars as signposts.

Highway Tunnel T-shirt

Highway Tunnel T-shirt

Kontrast’s Highway Tunnel is one of those t-shirts that gets better the closer you look; it’s a starry field overlaid with a fantastic geometric lattice and a Pink Floyd-esque triangle.

Free: Vector Effect

Free: Vector Effect

Vector Effect is a retro-style shooter not unlike other games we’ve featured, save for one factor: it’s actually kind of hard, with slow health regeneration and hordes of enemies.

Video: Volcano from Space

Video: Volcano from Space

Most of you have likely seen this fantastic photo of Russia’s Sarychev volcano taken by the space station, but even better is this sequence of 29 photos stitched together into an animation.

Buzz Aldrin x Snoop Dogg

Buzz Aldrin x Snoop Dogg

Buzz Aldrin records his latest track, Rocket Experience (buy it at iTunes), at the studio with Snoop Dog and Talib Kweli; best line ever by Snoop Dog: “Buzz Aldrin is so gangsta!”

Crack! T-shirt

Crack! T-shirt

“Oh, crap!” moments are part of life, but an astronaut’s work is far from trivial–this Crack! t-shirt by Joshua Kemble illustrates both the sheer beauty and deadliness of space.

E3 Trailer: Jumpgate

E3 Trailer: Jumpgate

Jumpgate’s E3 trailer is the latest to ape Battlestar Galactica’s tribal beats and battle sequences, not that we’re complaining: this video is literally swarming with ships in combat.

E3 Trailer: Mass Effect 2

E3 Trailer: Mass Effect 2

Half of this E3 trailer for Mass Effect 2 was already seen in the teaser, but what’s new is worth watching: let’s just say that Shepard is packing some seriously radioactive weaponry.

Solaris 8 Space Station

Solaris 8 Space Station

It’ll be another century before we seeing anything like this in real earth orbit, but this fantastically detailed LEGO Solaris 8 Space Station has us dreaming of sweet zero-g adventures.

NASA/Hubble Space Tools

NASA/Hubble Space Tools

Atlantis’ recent flight to Hubble carried 180 special tools, 116 of which were designed just for that mission; they included Zero-G power tools, EVA workstations and screw capture plates.

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Time Lapse Milky Way

Time Lapse Milky Way

Shot at the 2009 Texas Star Party, this stunning time lapse shows the Milky Way in all its awe-inspiring beauty; it was taken with a Canon EOS-5D, fisheye lens and 20-40s exposures.

Abraham Lincosmic Tee

Abraham Lincosmic Tee

Some t-shirts are so far out of left field we have to feature them; this Abraham Lincosmic tee is the not-so-logical combination of artist ejiboo’s love for honest Abe and stars.

Saturn V Model Rocket

Saturn V Model Rocket

It’s been over 30 years since the last Saturn V launch, but this video looks almost real; it’s a giant 36-foot replica of the famous moon rocket, launched from a field instead of the Cape.

Trailer: Light of Altair

Trailer: Light of Altair

Due for a Q2 2009 release, Light of Altair is a space civ builder which initially resembles Spore; however, we’re pretty amped over the fleet battles after 0:35 in the trailer above.

Scarab Lunar Rover

Scarab Lunar Rover

The racing stripes make it look like a soapbox racer, but CMU’s Scarab Lunar Rover is all business: able to work in light or dark using 3D laser scanners, it features a 1 meter coring drill.

Gameplay: Black Prophecy

Gameplay: Black Prophecy

This seven minute gameplay video of Black Prophecy starts off slow, but the action really heats up around 4:30 and doesn’t let up; register for the space MMO’s upcoming beta here.

LEGO Space Shuttle

LEGO Space Shuttle

Looking almost like the real thing, this LEGO Space Shuttle consists of 65,000 bricks and took two Japanese builders 1,590 hours to complete; it stands 4 meters up to the tower.

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EVE: Day of Darkness II

EVE: Day of Darkness II

Day of Darkness II is an amazing fan-made video for EVE Online; it’s the result of two years of work by player Dire Lauthris and details the heroic delaying action of a Caldari admiral.

ISS Fly-by in HD

ISS Fly-by in HD

This magnificent HD video of the International Space Station was shot by the Discovery on a fly-by; the ISS is now the second brightest object in the night sky thanks to new solar panels.

Space Junk! T-shirt

Space Junk! T-shirt

Frakking awesome: we’re digging the hot gradient line art on black stylings of this Space Junk! Tee, which is packed with references to Star Wars, Star Trek, 2001 and BSG.

Mars on Google Earth

Mars on Google Earth

Google Earth 5.0 also comes with enhancements for the other (red) planet: Mars will get nearly-live imagery from the Odyssey and Reconnaisance Orbiter as well as 3D viewing.

Citizen Astrodea Watch

Citizen Astrodea Watch

You’ll need a 10x magnifying glass to use Citizen’s Astrodea watches, but it’s mana from the starry heavens for astronomers: it features 1,109 stars that slowly spin in real time.

Pterodactyl w/Machine Gun

Pterodactyl w/Machine Gun

There’s nothing like naming your own constellations while drunk: Pterodactyl With A Machine Gun is an irreverent glow-in-the-dark tee with gems like “Nondescript Polygon” and “Utah.”

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