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The Mars Generation (Trailer)

The Mars Generation (Trailer)

This Netflix documentary chronicles the experience of a batch of teenagers at the NASA Space Camp, juxtaposed with interviews with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Elon Musk and other experts regarding the current state of space travel. Premieres 5/5/17.

A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

Jan Fröjdman painstakingly parsed through thousands of images captured by NASA’s HiRISE camera to recreate the topography of Mars. While his aim wasn’t to create a scientifically-accurate representation of the planet’s arid surface, the result is still stunning.

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Everything in the Universe

Everything in the Universe

Reigarw presents a comparison of all kinds of matter in the universe, from the tiniest subatomic particles to giant superclusters of galaxies, you’ll quickly feel insignificant right after we zoom past the human race. The voiceover is a bit silly, but it’s still amazing.

Little Planet Factory

Little Planet Factory

A one-man shop that makes scientifically-accurate 3D-printed scale models of planets, moons and other celestial bodies. The models can range from 0.4″ to 7.8″ in diameter. Larger models and custom planets can also be commissioned.

Walk Away

Walk Away

David Ariew, Derrick Borte, and Michael Marquat of A Bad Think collaborated on this haunting music video about an astronaut’s journey through the cosmos. The song reminds us more than a little bit of Pink Floyd, and we mean that as the highest of compliments.

Solar System Sphere

Solar System Sphere

Carry our complete solar system in the palm of your hand with this cool crystal ball. The 3-inch sphere has 8 tiny planets and our Sun 3D engraved inside. Sadly, Pluto isn’t along for the ride. Includes a wooden display stand.

The Trappist-1 System

The Trappist-1 System

Trappist-1 is a star that’s 39 light years away from the Earth. Astronomers recently shared that they found seven planets orbiting Trappist-1, and that all of them could have liquid water and thus could support life. Learn more about our neighbors here.

Galaxy Key Caps

Galaxy Key Caps

Give your keyboard an interstellar makeover with this set of 104 galactic key caps. They’re dye-sublimated for durability, and the design wraps all the way down the sides of each key, unlike those cheaper Nebula keyboard stickers. Compatible with Cherry MX switches.

How to Escape from Earth

How to Escape from Earth

Many scientists believe that the future of humanity lies somewhere outside of Earth. It’s just that escaping from our planet is literally rocket science. Kurzgesagt, that crying duck got to us harder than you probably thought it would.

Explorers Playing Cards

Explorers Playing Cards

Card Experiment’s latest Bicycle deck features truly awesome fantasy illustrations based on a story about space exploration and our first contact with alien species. Be sure to grab both the Domination and Revelation variant decks.

Boeing Blue Space Suit

Boeing Blue Space Suit

The latest wearable tech for astronauts, this custom-fit spacesuit weighs just 20 pounds, and is made from modern materials which improve mobility and comfort. The suit was designed for use on Boeing’s Starliner capsule, which is expected to transport a crew to the ISS in 2018.

Facts about NASA

Facts about NASA

Did you know that NASA wants to make an asteroid orbit the Moon so that astronauts can explore it? Or that it helped create The Learning Channel? Or that it had its budget cut multiple times? Okay maybe that last one isn’t a secret. More in Mental Floss’ video.

Realistic Planet Models

Realistic Planet Models

Artist Adam Makarenko creates incredibly detailed and realistic looking planetary models not using CGI, but as miniature sculptures, lit and photographed for optimum effect. Be sure to check out Adam’s other stunning miniature photography.

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Will We Ever Be Hit By An Asteroid?

Will We Ever Be Hit By An Asteroid?

The title to RealLifeLore’s latest video is a trick question. Earth has been hit by many asteroids of varying sizes. If we’re talking about extinction-level space rocks… yes, there are many of those lurking near our planet. They won’t hit us though. Probably.

How to Make First Contact

How to Make First Contact

Wendover Productions contemplates the hypothetical of what we should do if and when we ever encounter an alien species, proactive measures to seek out other species, and reminding us along the way how mankind has a long history of conquering new people it meets.

The Universe in a Sphere

The Universe in a Sphere

Inspired by Powers of Ten and a derivative scene in A Cosmic Voyage, this 3.14″, 1.8lb glass sphere contains a tiny scale model of Laniakea, a supercluster of galaxies that includes our very own Milky Way. The model consists of 380,000 laser-etched dots.

New Era Korea x ISA Collection

New Era Korea x ISA Collection

New Era Korea’s exclusive collaboration with the International Space Archives adopts designs, colors and patches from American and Russian space programs into down jackets, sweaters, fitted and snapback caps and t-shirts.

House of the Dying Sun

House of the Dying Sun

Formerly known as Enemy Starfighter, the one-man effort House of the Dying Sun puts you in the cockpit of a fighter pilot exacting revenge on the traitors who killed your emperor. The game is short, but it makes up for it with quality space dogfights and unlockables.

LIFE (Trailer)

LIFE (Trailer)

Take a helping of Alien, a dash of Gravity, and a smidgen of The Thing, and you’ll have a good idea what to expect from this sci-fi thriller about a team aboard the ISS who discovers the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. Sadly for the crew, it turns out to be a complete dick.

How Vacuum Decay Would Suck

How Vacuum Decay Would Suck

“Imagine it like setting a sea of gasoline the size of the universe on fire.” Kurzgesagt sums up vacuum decay, a theoretical catastrophe that would wipe out the universe at the speed of light and reconfigure it into a state where life as we know it would be impossible.

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Astrograph Pen

Astrograph Pen

MB&F and Caran D’Ache teamed up to create this incredible limited-edition writing instrument, which looks like a tiny rocketship. It has retractable landing gear, and comes with a tiny magnetic astronaut and a display/storage box that looks like a launch pad.

The New Space Race: XCOR Lynx

The New Space Race: XCOR Lynx

YouTube channel Freethink has a new series of brief documentaries about private space technology companies. The first episode is about XCOR and its Lynx, an airplane-like rocketship that could one day make four flights a day, five days a week.

SpaceX: Look Up

SpaceX: Look Up

Tony Rettenmaier’s SpaceX tribute is too blunt for our taste. But to judge it purely for its merit as a work of fiction would be missing the point, because it’s really a visualization of a fantastic promise that, even more fantastically, appears to be within reach.

The Cost of Living on the Moon

The Cost of Living on the Moon

If you’ve ever wondered why we never built a lunar colony, not just because of the technical challenge, but because of the ridiculous amounts of money it would take to achieve. Wendover Productions estimated the cost of putting 4 astronauts on the moon for a year.

Nebula Keyboard Stickers

Nebula Keyboard Stickers

Etsy seller EdwardStickerhands offers a wide variety of skins and stickers for gadgets in his shop. We’re particularly entranced by these vibrant vinyl stickers which launch your MacBook’s key caps into outer space. Available for a wide variety of Apple keyboards.

Voyager Golden Record 3XLP

Voyager Golden Record 3XLP

A box set that contains the media in the Voyager Golden Record – a gold-plated copper phonograph record carried by the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes as a message to extraterrestrial beings. It consists of 3 vinyl records, a hardcover book and a lithograph.

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