Category Archives: Space

Star Citizen: probably the very first crowdfunded AAA – high-end – game ever

Browsing Kickstarter project always brings out pretty surprises. Chris Roberts, creator of the famous Wing Commander franchise, returns with a crowdfunded project that will bring us a great space sim. In November 2012, Roberts raised more than $2 million (on … Continue reading

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Hal Project: where 2001′s psychotic computer meets modern PCs and Macs

Not really new but all the same fascinating. Out of 2001 a Space Odyssey, the Stanley Kubrick’s classic movie, here comes a project site celebrating Hal 9000 (and its cryptic screens). Get the HAL 9000 screen saver and pray that … Continue reading

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NASA’s Curiosity achievement, technology & some fun too!

A few things about great NASA Curiosity mission you may have missed! Apple was almost everywhere in this mission… just check out this photo of the EDL Ops Center (Entry-Descent-Land Operation) : Mac OS X looks like the weapon of … Continue reading

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Beam me up a trillion dollars, Scotty! How to build a real NCC 1701 USS Enterprise Starship

His name is BTE-DAN, or at least this is the moniker behind one of the craziest, yet the best documented, idea that has emerged from the web lately. The idea is simple: build a starship, not just for low-orbit tourism… … Continue reading

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First man in space 50th anniversary – and the new Google Doodle

April 12th 1961 was already a huge day in space history twenty years before the launch of the first shuttle mission. On that day, back in 1961, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human in space, making a 108-minute … Continue reading

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Hasselblad’s Camera Photography Manual for Astronauts in PDF

Photography guru Ken Rockwell spotted the PDF manual for the NASA version of Hasselblad dream camera. Free at that link! With all the Soviet-era spacecraft and accessories becoming available on eBay — cheap — you budding space explorers may find … Continue reading

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Space waste: photos of Space Shuttle urine dump

Just read on photo-pro Ken Rockwell’s blog a post about the last Space Shuttle Discovery flight. Photo amateurs and pro-am astronomers around the world managed to spot Discovery’s flybys (check here for more info) and shot great pictures. Several pictures … Continue reading

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