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Short Film: Ambition

Lest we forget how astounding a feat the milestone of this month’s Rosetta Mission was…there’s this short film to remind us. Cool stuff indeeed… [...]

November 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

VIDEO: Astronaut – A Journey to Space

Guillaume Juin stitched together thousands of high resolution images taken by the crew of the International Space Station between 2011 and 2014 and created this stunning [...]

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

If The Moon Were Only 1 Pixel

Scientific accuracy is one of the reason I and our bagel-loving overlord enjoyed Andy Weir’s The Martian. One of the often overlooked points of accuracy are distances; [...]

March 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong

With our heads often buried in science fiction, it’s easy to forget that we’ve been there. Here’s NASA’s video tribute to Neil Armstrong, 1 year after [...]

August 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

The Beauty of Space Photography

Space photography is the closest thing to being there, and this PBS video demonstrates the beauty of our universe. Awe-inspiring stuff… From the YouTube description: [...]

May 27, 2013 // 0 Comments

William Shatner Calls Astronaut in Space

You would thing that the combination of astronaut and pop culture icon would result in some lowest-common-denominator banter abd idle chatter about green-skinned women. [...]

February 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Animated Video: The Life of an Astronaut

From YouTube: As commander of Skylab 4, NASA astronaut Jerry Carr has spent over 2000 hours in space, breaking the world record for individual time in space. In this animated [...]

February 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

ESSAY: The Complexity of the Humble Spacesuit

The publisher of the 2012 anthology Rocket Science has kindly granted me permission to post my essay from that book, which has been nominated for the BSFA Non-Fiction award. [...]

January 23, 2013 // 2 Comments

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