Tags: rock

Grasshopper Divert | Single Cam - YouTube

Forget Hyperloop: this is some truly mindblowing technology from Elon Musk. In this latest test, the Grasshopper from SpaceX shows off its lateral movement for a reusable rocket.

Combine that with the sheer power of Falcon Heavy and you’ve got some amazing design and engineering.

Kosmograd: The death of Kosmograd

The Ballardian beauty of a dying Baikonour.

A Tall Tail by Charles Stross | Tor.com

A terrific little conspiracy theory short story from Charles Stross set at last year’s (very real) 100 Year Starship gathering.

WORLDMOON

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.

James Burke Classic : The Famous Rocket Takeoff Scene - YouTube

This remains one of the greatest pieces of documentary footage ever filmed.

Atlas V Juno launch - August 5, 2011 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

So long, Juno. Call me when you get to Jupiter.

Space stasis: What the strange persistence of rockets can teach us about innovation. - By Neal Stephenson - Slate Magazine

An excellent historical overview of rocketry by Neal Stephenson.

New Mexico EP | The Orchid

Beautiful instrumental music: four tracks for a minimum donation of four dollars. Recommended.

Douglas Crockford Facts

Screw Chuck Norris. Douglas Crockford is the true originator of awesomeness in the audience.

London V2 Rocket Sites...Mapped - Londonist: London News, Food, Arts & Events

Gravity's rainbow on a Google map.

Douglas Crockford: "Ajax Performance" on Yahoo! Video

An excellent overview of Ajax and optimisation.

TG Video: X-Wing rocket interview and in-flight disintegration

Even though it breaks up after just two seconds in the air, the moment of take-off is pretty awesome.

V2-panorama.jpg (JPEG Image, 3074x1816 pixels)

This is the first picture of Earth taken from space, specifically from a V2 rocket 60 miles up.

Make the logo bigger

Now when your satanic client tells you to make the logo bigger, you can always rock out.

Motionographer | Motion graphics, design, animation, filmmaking, vfx and bombastic banter» Blog Archive » Say What Again

Check out the beautiful use of Rockwell in this typographical interpretation of a scene from Pulp Fiction.

Yahoo! 360° - The Department of Style - Choose Your Ajax

Douglas Crockford proposes an acid test for JavaScript libraries - "If JSLint finds problems in a library, then dump it and move on to the next one."

Webdesign Bookshelf

Gareth Rushgrove has launched a site devoted to web design books.

JSONRequest

Douglas Crockford has written a wrapper function to allow the easy interchange of JSON data between servers.

Rocketboom

A video blog (or vblog, if you prefer). It's fun.

Rocky meets Trigger Happy TV

One of the funniest things I've seen in a while.