The moon landing festivities continue with restored Apollo 11 footage, courtesy of NASA; it includes everything from Neil’s first step to the raising of the American flag. Thanks, Scott!
The JFK Library celebrates the 1969 moon landings with We Choose The Moon, a website which will recreate–down to the minute–Apollo 11’s journey; it starts 7/16/09 at 8:02 am.
Celebrating the July 20, 1969 moon landings’ 40th anniversary, Apollo: Through the Eyes of the Astronauts includes 21 astronauts’ favorite photos and a foreword by Stephen Hawking.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 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!”
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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