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Audi Is Sending A Robo Rover To The Moon

At the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in last week, German automaker Audi revealed a truly out of this world vehicle, a functioning lunar rover. Dubbed the Audi Lunar Quattro and using the same Quattro all-wheel-drive system as its terrestrial counterparts, the lunar rover is 3D-printed and made…

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The 15 Best Space Selfies Of All Time

Ever since Buzz Aldrin snapped the first EVA (that’s a spacewalk for you non-nerds) selfie way back in 1966, astronauts have been snapping out of this world photos of themselves, proving that they’re just as self-centered as the rest of us. Of course, with the Earth and various spacecraft reflecting…


Earth’s Cities At Night From Space Overlaid On Google Maps In Brilliant GIF Form [14 GIFs]

These GIFs of cities at night as seen from space are blended with maps of the pictured regions to give you a better idea of exactly where you are looking. Obviously, the brighter sections will correlate with bigger cities, giving a better impression of population density. The amount of empty,…


Artist Condenses The Known Universe Into A Single Image

Using information from logarithmic maps created by Princeton University that appear undecipherable to dullards such as ourselves, artist Pablo Carlos Budassi created an image featuring the observable universe, with the solar system at its center, followed by inner and outer planets, Kuiper belt, Oort cloud, Alpha Centauri, Perseus Arm, Milky…


Incredible Photos From The First Space Rendezvous, 50 Years Ago Today

On December 15, 1965, NASA made history when Gemini 6 and its sister Gemini 7 accomplished the first space rendezvous. Previously, the Soviet Union had launched pairs of Vostok spacecraft on two occasions that established radio contact but never came closer than several kilometers apart. Gemini 6 and 7, on…


NASA Is Accepting Applications To Be An Astronaut; Do You Qualify?

I like to think that one of the top eggheads at NASA was watching reruns of The Simpsons — specifically season five’s “Deep Space Homer” — leading to the space agency’s recent announcement that it will be accepting applications for the next generation of astronauts via the US government’s…


Japanese Astronaut Kimiya Yui Is Tweeting These Amazing Photos From The ISS

As Americans, we often forget about the “international” aspect of the International Space Station, but the fact is, the crew is made up not only of NASA astronauts, but also those form Russia’s Roscosmos, Europe’s ESA, Canada’s CSA and Japan’s JAXA. Kimiya Yui, a former test pilot for the Japan…

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An Interactive Look At NASA’s Apollo 11 Flight Plan

On July 1, 1969, NASA’s Mission Control Center in Houston (MCC-H), Texas issued the final 363-page Flight Plan for the Apollo 11 mission. Just a little over two weeks later, the three-man crew of Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. “Buzz”…