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VSS Enterprise

VSS Enterprise
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Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo, aka the VSS Enterprise, has been unveiled; with the help of VMS Eve, it’ll ferry 6 passengers and 2 pilots to the edge of space starting in 2011 for $200k.

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt

Accidental Astronaut T-shirt
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Simultaneously realizing every little boy’s dream and low earth orbit is no small task for a 3rd grader; this Accidental Astronaut t-shirt is a coin-op ride’s version of the Konami code.

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Full Scale Apollo Lander

Full Scale Apollo Lander
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Send a space travel buff over the moon with this Full Scale Apollo Lander; it won’t be touching down in Copernicus Crater anytime soon, but it’s a high-fidelity, 1:1 replica of the LEM.

Shuttle Ascent Video: Atlantis

Shuttle Ascent Video: Atlantis

Life is just awesomer with a soundtrack: NASA’s JSC remixes Space Shuttle Atlantis’ ascent video to eclectic music that is part BSG, part Lord of the Rings and part Lord of the Dance.

Where’s The Ship T-shirt

Where’s The Ship T-shirt
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We’re not sure if this space traveler has landed on an event horizon or a really dark planet, but this Where’s The Ship t-shirt reveals the interstellar perils of forgetting where you parked.

Magnetic-Plated Yamato

Magnetic-Plated Yamato
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This 1:350 Magnetic-Plated version of Space Battleship Yamato is really silver-painted plastic, but it’s still 30″ of naval bling in our eyes; it includes remote controlled light and sound effects.

Space Shuttle Backflip

Space Shuttle Backflip

17,500 mph has never looked so graceful: Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-129) does a rendezvous pitch maneuver–a backflip–to allow ISS crew to examine its heat shield for damage.

Tactics: Star Trek Online

Tactics: Star Trek Online
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We’ve enjoyed Star Trek Online’s Future Past series, but this Tactics trailer really lights up the LCARS with a detailed look at space combat, ship upgrades, and personnel choices.

Blast-Off! T-shirt

Blast-Off! T-shirt
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Flying high from NASA’s discovery of large amounts of water on the moon? Celebrate with this Blast Off! tee: the shuttle peels back the cosmos with a sweet (almost) all-over design.

Apollo 11 Owner’s Manual

Apollo 11 Owner’s Manual
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With the Ares I-X a success, boning up on your LEM skills may not be a bad idea; the Apollo 11 Owner’s Manual will teach you how to do burns, orbital rendezvous, and moon landings.

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites

Galactic Suites plans to open the first space hotel in 2012; $4.4 million buys you a 3-day stay (with 15 sunrises/day), a velcro-covered suit, and 8 weeks of training on a tropical island.

Early Spacecraft Models

Early Spacecraft Models

And it all started with clay and paper clips: LIFE Magazine gives us a peek at early spacecraft models and tests by both NASA and the Russian space programs in the 1960s and 70s.

Rocket Science T-shirt

Rocket Science T-shirt
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And we have lick off: it’d be a sham to send a tasty Firecracker Popsicle to the moon, but Glennz’ Rocket Science t-shirt makes one giant cherry-flavored leap for mankind.

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AI War: Fleet Command

AI War: Fleet Command

It’s not very pretty, but armchair space admirals would be remiss to not to try AI War: Fleet Command; it’s a 2D space RTS with up to 30k ships at once and 1-8 players. Demo here.

LEGO ABC Spaceships

LEGO ABC Spaceships

Jon Palmer isn’t the first to attempt LEGO ABC Spaceships, but we’re really liking his progress thus far: he’s up to the letter “H” but is already wowing us with his attention to detali.

TubeSat Kit

TubeSat Kit
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Launch your own satellite with the TubeSat Kit; price includes a 0.75 kg module with solar panels and antennas, a ride aboard a NEPTUNE 30 rocket and a few weeks in low earth orbit.

LEGO: Tantive IV

LEGO: Tantive IV
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It was doomed from the start, but few vessels contributed to the Rebellion as much as Tantive IV: LEGO will be releasing a 1,408 piece model 9/9/09 with 5 minifigs and 2 escape pods.

LBP x The Killers

LBP x The Killers

There are numerous LBP fan videos, but we like PrettyMonkeyStudio’s ode to The Killers’ “Spaceman”; it’s about an astronaut on a truly epic journey after crashlanding his rocket ship.

Blingvaders Necklace

Blingvaders Necklace
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Blingvaders puts the 1980s on ice and lets you rep the 2600 in style: each necklace sports a a pixelated Space Invader studded with fake gems, and comes in either gold or silver.

Gameplay Trailer: X3

Gameplay Trailer: X3

This gameplay trailer for X3: Terran Conflict is an unexpected crowd-pleaser, with hordes of ships, the combat and the Battlestar Galactica-style cinematography and music.

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Eve Test Flight

Eve Test Flight

SpaceShipTwo takes another step towards suborbital flight with this test flight for Virgin Galactic’s Eve; the WhiteKnightTwo mothership is a twin boom aircraft that will ferry spaceplanes.

Gratuitous Space Battles

Gratuitous Space Battles

Like a 2D version of Battlestar Galactica (they even share the same initials), Gratuitous Space Battles lets you customize spaceships and then send them off to giant battles to slug it out.

Full-Size BSG Raptor/Viper

Full-Size BSG Raptor/Viper
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The reimagined Battlestar Galactica may be over, but you can still own a piece of Colonial history with full-sized Raptor and Mark VIII Viper props, up on eBay with unmet reserves.

Wing Commander Papercraft

Wing Commander Papercraft

Confed vets, relive battles past with these awesome papercraft Wing Commander models; we’ve got Dralthis and Rapiers, so all this party needs is the Tiger’s Claw. Warning: popups.

Free: GlueFO 2.0

Free: GlueFO 2.0

GlueFO 2.0 is a sticky remake of Asteroids, where your ammo comes from the targets themselves; although controlling your ship is easy, it’s balanced by the frenetic pace of the game.

Launch Trailer: Apocrypha

Launch Trailer: Apocrypha

EVE Online’s Apocrypha expansion rolls out tomorrow, and to celebrate they’ve released the launch trailer above; it’s basically sweet, sweet starship porn, not that we’re complaining.

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