Laptops on board of International Space Station’s ‘opsLAN’ network, that provide vital services and functions to the astronauts, are being switched to Linux by removing Windows. Microsoft is a known NASA contractor and until now the laptops were running on … .
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We were all raving about the amazing prospect of being able to travel through space, thanks to the mighty and thoughtful Sir Richard Branson. The spaceship, known as SpaceShipTwo or SS2 made its maiden powered flight, finally. It was dropped … .
Planning a trip to Mars? All you need to do now is pick up that camera, wipe the dust off it and clean the tripod, set it all up and shoot a video of just why you think you should … .
William Shatner popularly known as Captain James T. Kirk of “Star Trek” fame recently reached out on Twitter to Chris Hadfield a Canadian Astronaut orbiting on the International Space Station. The conversation has been nothing short of spectacular for fans … .
Kiruna, is a township in Sweden, you have most likely not even heard of. Its airport is one popular landmark though, with continuous flights to London and Tokyo. Soon, this could be the travel portal of the world, with plans … .
We’ve been stumbling across a bunch of video-game inspired furniture pieces recently, including a Donkey Kong-inspired shelf arrangement. Just recently, we spotted this fabulous way to rest your backside, inspired from the good old Space Invaders game. Called the Retro … .
There have been many satellites launched by universities and group of academics besides every country’s respective space agencies but this is the first occasion when an individual has taken upon himself to launch a personal satellite into space. He’s 34-year-old … .
Here is a visual comparison of current and old spacecraft with the USS Enterprise. Unfortunately in our lifetime we wont be able to see Ion powered engines powering spacecraft 5 times the size of the International space station. Until we … .
A bar is, to the most of us, more than just a silly lighted table used to store and mix drinks. We consider bars as a great place to socialize and an aesthetically pleasing addition to living spaces! Speaking about … .
Space Shuttle Discovery will make one last flight later this month. Discovery has completed 39 missions, spent 365 days in space, orbited the Earth 5,830 times and traveled 148,221,675 miles from its maiden flight, On Tuesday, April 17, NASA’s 747 … .
Little must Rovio have imagined that starting a typical catapult game that had birds instead of rocks would go on to become the most phenomenal mobile game of all time. But it happened. And so Rovio invested in improving the … .
Rovio is going to unveil its next title called Angry Birds Space on March 22 which it claims to be the biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds.’ The developers have set grand ambitions for the new game for … .
When designer and innovator Grant Gibson spotted this Space Invaders inspired alarm clock, he came up with a design solution that does more than just take up desk space and tell the time. Pulling out the battery pack and squeezing … .
As part of the retirement of the ‘space shuttle’, the Atlantis is on display at the Kennedy space center. It was the last shuttle to fly after the announcement to retire the fleet keeping in mind the high costs of … .
While the world economy is struggling to deal with pandemic slump, Virginia thought this moment was timely enough to think of a legislation that will pay for your burial in space. The proposition is still in the pipeline and aims … .
It does get lonely up there. So Japanese astronaut Satoshi Furukawa decided to kill time with a game of baseball with himself. [Wired]
Energy firm Shackleton is busy thinking outer-space these days, with plans to setup a lunar base, the first of its kind in the history of mankind, on the ghostly white orb we see in the skies on most nights, the … .
Being a cosmonaut can get seriously boring at times, and being out there in space, human beings do tend to suffer from lack of entertainment. Early next week, two Russian unmanned resupply space launches will ship two iPads out into … .
Bringing a hint of nostalgia to a stack of cards, we just came across these Space Invaders-inspired playing cards. Complete with an 8-bit type design on each card face, this pack of cards bring back the memories of spending hours … .
At the Tokyo Game show Taito showcased the iNVADERCADE which docks your iPad so you can play the nostalgic Space Invaders game as you are supposed to – in Arcade mode. It charges your iPad, gives you joystick controls and … .
Unfortunately this is not an official product from the Coca Cola company, but a brilliant work by Erin Mcguire. [Eric Mcguire - Likecool]
If you have a loaded wallet, there is no dearth of vacation options, right on earth. But if you want to try something which is unconventional, how about the space? Orbital Technologies, a Russian firm has announced that it plans … .
SpaceX has finally announced that it will be making a test flight of its Dragon space capsule to the International Space Station in late November this year. This flight is part of the mission which was commenced to prove that … .
You bet they are! The folks at NASA and Lego have their own way to show you how the end is near, looks like. They’re going a league ahead and preparing for the impending doom by hiding our relics on … .
And just when you thought you’ve seen just about every other place on earth worth visiting, here’s the next best place to visit! In the future, the human-race probably might inhabit other planets too, besides the slowly-dying planet earth, or … .