“This is like one of those good lies. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.” Operation Avalanche is a satirical mockumentary by Matt Johnson and Matthew Miller (The Dirties) about two young and ambitious CIA agents who end up helping NASA fake the Moon landing.
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Photographer William Briscoe shoots stunning 360-degree VR time-lapse videos of the Milky Way, Aurora Borealis and epic sunsets in the skies over Alaska. The colors and motion are spectacular, but we wish that today’s tech could capture the kind of detail a non-VR clip could.
The Tiny1 is a compact camera designed to take pictures and videos of the night sky. It has a backside illuminated 4MP CMOS sensor, a removable IR-cut filter and proprietary noise reduction. It can also be used as a normal point-and-shoot and has optional lens adapters.
SpaceX just launched a communications satellite to space using its Falcon 9 rocket. For the third time in a row, the rocket’s first stage booster landed in the ocean on a drone ship. This brief time-lapse from an onboard camera shows the booster’s descent.
Amazing first-person footage of the Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft as it makes its way through Earth’s atmosphere and safely lands on the ground 339,178 feet below. We loved hearing all the sounds it makes on its journey. See just how fast it was coming in here.
On 4/8/16, after four failed attempts, SpaceX finally managed to land the first stage booster of its Falcon 9 rocket into a drone ship in the Pacific Ocean. The rocket deployed SpaceX’s Dragon spaceship, which carried supplies to the ISS. Skip to 27:15 for the landing.
Blank on Blank animates the thoughts of the late, great astrophysicist as he discusses our tendency to treat Earth as the of center of the universe, likely a big mistake if and when we ever do encounter beings from another world. From a 1985 interview with Studs Terkel.
We’ve always been under the impression that astronauts had to pack light, but one silly piece of cargo found its way onto the International Space Station – a gorilla suit. Unless that’s a real gorilla, and he already ate astronaut Scott Kelly. Today’s official hashtag: #SpaceApe
The extended version of Audi’s big Super Bowl 50 spot is a tribute to the space program, David Bowie, our elders, and awesome sports cars all in one, as a retired astronaut is lost until he gets a chance to drive Audi’s 205mph R8 supercar. Wouldn’t we all like that chance?
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