A brief history of space concept art—Norman Rockwell, Chesney Bonestell, Robert McCall, Pat Rawlings, David Meltzer …all the classics.
Never let fear get in the way! Don’t be afraid to continue even when things appear to be impossible, even when the so-called “experts” say it is impossible. Don’t be afraid to stand alone, to be different, to be wrong, to make and admit mistakes, for only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Moonscape is a free and freely shareable high-definition documentary about the first manned Moon landing. Funded and produced by space enthusiasts from all over the world, it shows the full Apollo 11 landing and moonwalk, using only the original audio, TV and film footage and the original photographs, rescanned and restored from the best available sources, with full English subtitles (other languages will follow).
Margaret Hamilton’s code after scanning and transcribing.
This is so, so wonderful—hundreds and hundreds of photographs from all of the Apollo missions. Gorgeous!
The shots of Earth take my breath away.
An old-school styleguide.
A beautiful website for ISS-based biology experiments.
Airships in the atmosphere of Venus. More plausible than it might sound at first.
Design fiction from a NASA scientist.
A free PDF download from NASA on all things SETI, specifically the challenges of interspecies interstellar communication.
A really nice piece on Robert McCall, who was artist-in-residence at NASA and worked as conceptual artist on Kubrick and Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Gorgeous colour-processed images from NASA probes. I could stare at the fountains of Enceladus all day.
Gorgeous pictures from the Suomi satellite, just released by NASA
Bomp. bomp. bomp. Satelloon of love. Bomp. bomp. bomp. Satelloon of love.
A round-up of the hacks from this weekend’s Science Hack Day in San Francisco. Sounds like it was great!
One of the opening lightning talks at Science Hack Day in San Francisco by Sean Herron of NASA.
The plan to get Curiosity Rover onto the surface of Mars (ignore the cheesy sound effects in space).
This is a truly excellent project: transcribing and archiving the transmissions of historic space missions. Excellent!
NASA is now part of Flickr Commons: loads of wonderful science-related pictures with no known copyright restrictions.
Science meets standards: NASA joins the W3C.
My new favourite single serving site.
For those about to spacehack, we salute you. 2009-07-14, the Mojave desert.
A team competing in NASA's beamed power climber competitionâ€”a race to provide one of the technologies needed for building a space elevator. I doff my hat to these guys.
This looks wonderful: "a directory of ways to participate in space exploration." I'll be keeping my eye on the Elevator:2010 project.
An interview with Veronica McGregor, the human being behind the wonderful MarsPhoenix Twitter account.
We have a new network protocol, courtesy of Vint Cerf and NASA. Move over TCP/IP, here comes DTN: Disruption-Tolerant Networking.
Ariel has put together a list of 100 space-related Twitter accounts.
This photoset of a space shuttle' journey from assembly to launchpad is bringing back memories of that behind-the-scenes glimpse of Cape Canaveral I was lucky enough to enjoy. Thanks again, Benny!
That partnership between Google and Nasa is beginning to bear some fruit.
This is deep, deep, deep within the uncanny valley. *shudder*