When SpaceX managed to safely land its 3rd Falcon 9 rocket ten days ago, Elon Musk tweeted that the company “may need to increase [the] size of [its] rocket storage hangar.” He wasn’t kidding.
This quarter-inch diameter chip was photographed by British astronaut Tim Peake from inside the Cupola module of the International Space Station. Alarmingly, it’s actually in one of the windows.
One of the main reasons why the Nazi Germany finally lost World War II was Hitler’s failed strategic bombing campaign of the United Kingdom. The Blitz lasted for eight months from September 1940 to May 1941, the Luftwaffe bombers attacked 16 British cities. Over a period of 267 days, London was attacked 71 times, including 57 consecutive nights of raids on the capital.
Long exposure shots always make nighttime scenes look futuristic. This isn’t a frame from a science fiction movie, then, but rather U.S. Coast Guard members shooting a 50 caliber machine gun at night aboard Coast Guard Cutter Stratton.
Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company, recently released some amazing footage filmed during the third successful landing of its New Shepard suborbital rocket. The video shows the flight of the reusable booster from just ahead of reentry through descent and landing. The landing sequence was recorded by a vent camera located just below the booster’s ring fin.
Yesterday, we listed the seven basic methods scientists use to get rid of gravity. Today, we’d like to go in the opposite direction, and look at a tool used to introduce a high amount of gravity to a test subject: a centrifuge.
Sometimes you just need to cut loose—from the Earth’s gravity. Want to feel what it’s like to be free from gravity, but can’t get yourself to the ISS? You’ve got some options.
Libraries are magical places, and even the smallest local branch over the corner deserves your attention, and you should pay a visit regularly. Artist André Chiote believes in the power of libraries, and has put together an astounding set of pos…
Gas stations might be boring or even ugly places, but for the most part, you can’t avoid stopping by one on a long trip. However, they have been so many more beyond the basic design of columns, roof and shop over their history.