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J. Rogenes Styrofoam Art

J. Rogenes Styrofoam Art

While most of us toss our styrofoam, Jason Rogenes has turned it into high art–literally. Most of his works hung from ceilings or stacked tens of feet high, with lighting inside to make them glow.

The Space Wreck

The Space Wreck
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The Space Wreck is a t-shirt you’ll need to inspect closely; it sports an exploded, armor-plated sailing ship cruising the cosmos (for lusty three-armed space wenches, no doubt).

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Free: Ether War

Free: Ether War

Fast and furious, Ether War is an amped-up Asteroids with enemies and allies. It’s relatively short but anytime your trigger finger starts aching you know it’s a good game.

Cylon Raider Replica

Cylon Raider Replica
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This Cylon Raider Artisan Replica is about as close to real thing as you’d want to get; made for the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, it’ll include a random signature from the cast.

Ultimate Matrix Collection

Ultimate Matrix Collection
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Pardon our French, but holy crap–this 2 foot long model of The Nebuchadnezzar is part of a limited, Japan-only 7-disc set of The Matrix trilogy and actually serves as a DVD case.

Video: Methane Rocket

Video: Methane Rocket

Above is a methane rocket test by XCOR Aerospace; check out those shock diamonds! There are certain advantages to methane, including lower price, higher density and easier storage.

Book: SpaceShipOne

Book: SpaceShipOne
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Written by Dan Linehan with a foreword from the late Arthur C. Clarke, SpaceShipOne: An Illustrated History richly details Richard Branson and Burt Rutan’s pioneering space program.

Things That Glow Tee

Things That Glow Tee
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We so could have used one of these Things That Glow t-shirts as an eight-year old. Not only does it show radioactive potatoes and rocket ships, but it actually glows in the dark.

ExoMars Rover

ExoMars Rover

The ESA continues to handily best NASA in terms of style with its ExoMars Rover, which has more bling than an Escalade at a Lakers game. It’ll arrive at the Red Planet in 2014.

GOCE Satellite

GOCE Satellite

Real space vehicles generally pale next to their sci-fi counterparts. The ESA’s Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite (or GOCE) bucks the trend; hell, this baby comes with wings!

Virgin Galactic’s EVE

Virgin Galactic’s EVE

Recently rolled out in front of the world’s media, Virgin Galactic’s EVE is the mothership which will ferry SpaceShipTwo and astronaut-customers into sub-orbital space for $200k.

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