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A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit

A Year Along the Geostationary Orbit

Filmmaker Felix Deirich used data and imagery from Japan’s Himawari-8 meteorological satellite to produce a truly hypnotic time-lapse film of the Earth, captured over the course of a year. Watch in awe as clouds swirl, and storm systems materialize and move across the globe.

For All Mankind (Trailer)

For All Mankind (Trailer)

With Ronald D. Moore at the helm, it looks like Apple scored a big win for its Apple TV+ streaming service. For All Mankind is a sci-fi drama series set in an alternate reality where the Soviets beat the United States to the first manned moon mission, continuing the two countries’ space race.

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Animals in Space

Animals in Space

(PG-13: Language) There’s a long, and often disturbing history of launching animals into the cosmos before space programs felt comfortable sending humans. Sam O’Nella Academy looks back at the creatures who often gave their lives so that space exploration could march forward.

LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

LEGO Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

LEGO CREATOR Expert set 10266 is an intricate 1,087-piece replica of the lunar lander module from the Apollo 11 mission. Designed in collaboration with NASA, it features separate ascent and descent stages, and a lunar surface with footprints and a U.S. flag. The Eagle lands on June 1, 2019 at LEGO Stores and shop.LEGO.com.

Moon Shining

Moon Shining

Yes, folks, we really did land on the moon. But there are still people who believe it was faked. Fabrice Mathieu’s clever short film mashes up footage from the Apollo 11 launch preparations, various interviews and movie clips to make it look like Stanley Kubrick directed it on a soundstage.

NASA: We Are Going

NASA: We Are Going

NASA enlisted the help of William Shatner to narrate this confident video about the space agency’s plan to go back to the Moon and establish a base of operations there by 2024. If successful, the project will serve as a launchpad for deeper space exploration.

Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through

Space Station Fisheye Fly-Through

Take an immersive and soothing ride through the narrow corridors of the International Space Station, courtesy of this incredible film released by NASA and Harmonic. The zero-gravity UHD point of view is the next best thing to being an astronaut.

NASA AR Notebook

NASA AR Notebook

AstroReality celebrates NASA’s 60th Anniversary with an augmented reality gift set, which includes this beautiful notebook. Available with a white or gray cover, the notebook has a few pages that feature animation and enhanced content when viewed with AstroReality’s mobile app.

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Outer Wilds (Gameplay)

Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, Outer Wilds is a first-person adventure-mystery game set in an alien solar system. You will figure out why you and your fellow space crew are stuck not only in the remote location, but on a time loop. Coming to Windows and Xbox One in 2019.

The Logistics of the ISS

The Logistics of the ISS

Wendover Productions goes over the insane logistics of the International Space Station, particularly the process and cost of sending food. Resupplies can’t be sent to the ISS at anytime, and they are obsessive about saving weight to reduce costs.

Montegrappa Moon Landing Pen

Montegrappa Moon Landing Pen

This intricate, limited-edition writing instrument is modeled after the Saturn V rocket that carried the Apollo 11 astronauts to the moon. Each pen is made from sterling silver or 18k gold, with resin componentry, and either fountain or rollerball versions.

Kurzgesagt: Strange Stars Explained

Kurzgesagt: Strange Stars Explained

Kurzgesagt takes on one of the most bizarre and terrifying objects in the universe: neutron stars. Formed when certain giant stars collapse, neutron stars are made of strange matter, which are theoretically “perfectly stable.” And that’s where Physics and English disagree.

A Timelapse of the Entire Universe

A Timelapse of the Entire Universe

We usually tune in to Melodysheep’s YouTube channel to listen to his songs, but this time, he’s brought us something even more compelling – a 10-minute review of the last 13.8 billion years, with narration by Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough.

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Space Man

Space Man

“I could tell he was a real space man… because he had these funny little boots on.” Dan Britt’s animated short for Adult Swim’s SMALLS tells a story of an ordinary man abducted by an alien who needs a little help. But that’s not all…

Astronaut Light

Astronaut Light

Add a little space to your desk with this whimsical lamp from Paladone. The tiny astronaut takes his space walk at the end of an adjustable gooseneck, as he floats above the lunar base below. Runs on USB or 3 AAA batteries, so it’s definitely just an accent light.

Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

Lucy in the Sky (Teaser)

The feature film debut of Noah Hawley (creator of FX’s Fargo and Legion) features Natalie Portman in a story about an astronaut who loses her grip on reality after returning from a mission. The story is reportedly inspired by that of Lisa Nowak, and her unusual behavior.

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota Lunar Rover

Toyota and The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have teamed up to study mobility in space, with a fuel cell electric vehicle which could be used for human exploration on the moon. Despite energy transport limitations, its could cover 10,000 km in its lifetime.

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA’s Clair de Lune

NASA Goddard released this beautiful and moving video of data captured by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, rendered as a digital 3D model, and accompanied perfectly by Claude Debussy’s Clair de Lune, which translates to “moonlight” in English.

Building a Martian Base

Building a Martian Base

Despite our fascination with Mars, the red planet isn’t exactly the most hospitable place. Kurzgesagt looks at some of the many challenges we’d face if we ever wanted to colonize Mars. Humans can’t breathe there, it’s freezing cold, and Martian dust is poisonous.

Apollo 11 (Trailer)

Apollo 11 (Trailer)

July 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. To commemorate this event, CNN Films made a documentary about the first successful manned mission to the Moon. The criticallyacclaimed film is made almost entirely of never before seen 70mm footage.

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Singularity Simulated Black Hole

Singularity Simulated Black Hole

How much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black. This desktop curiosity is made using a carbon nanotube array to absorb 99.% of visible light, so when you look into it up close, it’s the darkest void you’ve ever seen. Available in 2.5cm and 4cm sizes.

We Need to Talk About Cosmos

We Need to Talk About Cosmos

(PG-13: Language) An astronaut speaks about the complexities and challenges of living in space. Raphaël Bluzet’s animated short has a light start, but a dark ending. If the voice sounds familiar, that’s Gary Dourdan, who played Warrick Brown on CSI.

DeskSpace Solar Sun Mood Lamp

DeskSpace Solar Sun Mood Lamp

Deskspace’s Solar Sun is a mood lamp designed to look like the Sun. It’s made of golden calcite, which gives the light a warm and soft glow. There’s also a non-lighted version, and you can also get a set that comes with their gemstone planets.

Apollo 11 Film Lunch Canister

Apollo 11 Film Lunch Canister

This stainless canister is like the ones dabbawalas carry on the streets of Mumbai, offering three stackable steel bowls, but in this case embellished with graphics to make them look like film canisters from NASA’s famed lunar landing mission in 1969.

2046 Prints

2046 Prints

2046 Design offers a variety of prints inspired by space, science, science fiction, and nature. The prints come in a variety of art styles, and many are limited editions. They also offer apparel and accessories. Touch of Modern has a limited number of designs on sale.

APOLLO VII – VXII

APOLLO VII – VXII

Apollo VII – XVII showcases the photography of the astronauts who were part of the Apollo missions. The book contains 225 photos in large print format. The Collector’s Edition also tackles the astronauts’ photography training and equipment.

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