A short story by Ian McDonald set in the same universe as his new novel Luna: New Moon.
We’re going back to the moon. With a robot. So we can take sublunarean samples.
You can help fund it on Kickstarter.
Rhea and Titan, as seen by Cassini.
A warm-hearted short story about a moonshot. By Tom Hanks.
A handy walkthrough of using icon fonts. The examples here use the excellent IcoMoon service
Best. Chrome extension. EVER!
Paul’s Chrome extension replaces every instance of “the cloud” with “the moon” (something I do in my head anyway).
It’s forked from an extension that replaces every instance of “the cloud” with “the clown.”
Oh, and Ben has written a version for Safari …forked from code that converts every instance of “the cloud” to “my butt.”
Gorgeous colour-processed images from NASA probes. I could stare at the fountains of Enceladus all day.
This is a great free service for generating small subsetted icon fonts. Launch the app and have a play around — you can choose from the icons provided or you can import your own SVG shapes.
Nice touch: you can get the resulting font (mapped to your choice of unicode characters) base-64 encoded for your stylesheet.
A masterplan for the moon as a global cemetery. Launch the ashes of your loved ones to the moon (leaving the buckyball container in lunarstationary orbit). Given enough ashes and enough buckyballs, the result is a fertile surface and a atmosphere-trapping layer of fullerine. Terraforming via recycled humans.
Or, if that’s too long-term for you, you can buy a scale-model moon jewel.
This blog by the visual effects supervisor on Moon is packed full of wonderfully geeky sci-fi movie stories.
The dream of SSI is of a humanity free of the constraints of the Earth. In expanding outward into space, we can not only help to preserve our present biosphere, we can also seed other independent biospheres elsewhere, ensuring the continued survival of life despite any kind of planetary disaster.
Celebrating the Apollo 11 anniversary with Seb's 3D lunar lander game.
Add your moonwalk to the collection.
A wonderful commemeration of the first Apollo landing, courtesy of Google. Be sure to zoom all the way in.