Going Blind in Space = Awesome

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If you want to know what real fear is like, watch this next TED Talk.  Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his experiences in space – including going blind.  I was already a fan of his but this really blew me away. In retrospect this title is a bit misleading because I can think of […]

Edge of Space Balloon Ride = Awesome

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Until very recently you had to climb into a rocket to be a space tourist but now with World View Enterprises’ space-qualified capsule, you can take a peaceful balloon ride to the upper reaches of Earth’s atmosphere and share in the experience that heretofore has been reserved for astronauts (oh and my hero Felix Baumgartner). […]

Mophie Space Pack = Awesome

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Ever since Mophie started selling the nifty expansion battery pack cases for our iPhones, we’ve been hooked on their products.  Three days ago at CES they announced what can only be described as a brilliant improvement on an already awesome product – the Mophie Space Pack.  In addition to providing your power-hungry phone with ample […]

Chayne Hultgren, The Space Cowboy = Awesome

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As of the writing of this post, Chanye Hultgren (a.k.a., The Space Cowboy) is Australia’s most prolific record breaker according to Guinness World Records with 29 titles to his name.  Hultgren is a sideshow, street, and freak show performer who specializes in juggling and unicycle-related feats who often tours with his “Mutant Barnyard” tent show […]

Juno Spacecraft = Awesome

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According to Wikipedia the Juno spacecraft “…is a NASA New Frontiers mission to the planet Jupiter. Juno was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011 and will arrive in July 2016.”  We’d just like to say that two of Juno’s observations have already made the ranks of “completely awesome.”  The first […]

Real Space Oddity = Awesome

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There have been numerous covers and adaptations of David Bowie’s 1969 rock classic “Space Oddity” but none are quite as legitimate as the version recorded aboard the International Space Station by Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield (for reasons that should be obvious). In related news, the performance was the subject of a piece in The […]

SpaceGlasses = Awesome

Space glasses

If you haven’t seen the upcoming augmented reality (AR) glasses from Meta then you’re missing out.  The Kickstarter funded project promises to deliver what could be some of the coolest and most advanced technology in this space.  Check out the awesome video and stay tuned for more. SpaceGlasses = Awesome

Angry Birds (in Actual) Space = Awesome

Angry Birds in Space

You don’t have to be a NASA fan, an Angry Birds fan, or even a Don Pettit fan (although you should be all three) to truly appreciate how terrific the video above is in the grand scheme of things.  There’s nothing like zero gravity to help budding minds appreciate the basics of physics – which […]

Space Elevator = Awesome

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The idea of a “space elevator” – a structure that would allow material and/or people to move from Earth’s surface into space (and back) without the use of rockets – dates back to the late 1800s when Konstantin Tsiolkovsky proposed a free-standing structure that would stretch from the surface of the Earth to a geostationary […]

Brooklyn Space Program = awesome

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In case you have been living in a cave for the past 10 months (as we have been apparently) a father/son team sent a camera into space by way of weather balloon just because it was fun, a great learning opportunity, and a outstanding experience to be shared by all of those involved.  We can’t stress enough […]