It has been 10 years since the European Space Agency has launched Envisat, an 8-ton satellite, into space. Over the past decade, the satellite has captured thousands of stunning images of Earth. The photos reveal how colorfully active our planet is and allow us to marvel at its magnificent beauty. The amalgamation of hues and textures are absolutely astounding. One wouldn't think that these…
The long retired space shuttle Enterprise may soon be getting a new home. One of four shuttles donated by NASA to museums around the country, the Enterprise could possibly be housed in a new museum across from the now Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex in New York, New York.
The concept Space Shuttle Enterprise museum would be a combination of… Continue
If you've been a loyal reader of My Modern Met, then you'll remember this post about one of Richard Branson's ambitious projects. We are happy to report that Spaceport America has now been completed. The Virgin Galactic Gateway to Space, funded by billionaire Richard Branson, should have its… Continue
Last week, we saw some amazing footage from the International Space Station as it flew over Earth. Kicking it up a notch, NASA released this stunning time-lapse video which displays the aurora in all its glory, taken from the International Space Station as it crossed over the southern Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011. The sped-up movie spans the time period from 12:22 to 12:45… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 27, 2011 at 11:30am —
Last week, space shuttle Atlantis ended its final mission. This photograph, taken by the crew of the International Space Station, gives us an unprecedented view of the shuttle during its final descent path. It appears like a bean sprout against clouds and city lights. Airglow over Earth can be seen in the background. See a larger version over at… Continue
One of the biggest perks of being an astronaut has to be the extraordinary views of Earth you get to see from space. Because of technological limitations, it used to be that only a select few people would ever get to experience this amazing spectacle. Now that we have high definition cameras, anyone with an internet connection can see our planet from the… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 7, 2011 at 10:00am —
Beware of Those Hands
One of the toughest decisions one can make in their lives is to leave their steady job and follow their dreams. For Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based Yau Hoong Tang that hard decision came after a wonderful surprise. After graduating with an engineering degree, Tang could have easily pursued a more stable path. Design was just a hobby to him until, one day, he won… Continue
A handful of global investors believe that space travel is the next big thing. Orbital Technologies, a Russian company, recently announced that it is planning to build a four-room hotel that could be launched into space by 2016.
"The tourist hub will not resemble the International Space Station: it will be comfortable inside, and tourists will view the Earth through… Continue
A contemporary sports park in Velenje, Slovenia will soon be built as architect Enota recently won an open, anonymous competition for its design. Sandwiched between the city park and a lake, the popular recreation spot already offers great scenery which will only be enjoyed even more by this newest addition. While the facility is intended for professional sport events… Continue
Most of us are used to seeing boring Twitpics uploaded by our friends. These images by Douglas H. Wheelock, aka Astro_Wheels, are nothing like that. In fact, while aboard the International Space Station, the NASA astronaut has arguably taken the most incredible Twitpics to date.
Regarding the uploaded photo above, he tweets: "Out over the central Atlantic,… Continue
Although this couch concept by Igor Chak doesn't look that comfortable, how cool would it be to have it in the game room? You could play Space Invaders while sitting on the Space Invaders couch. It's like a dream come true...…
It's Space Invader hunting season! Ryan Snieder found a couple LIFE photos from Google and Photoshopped them to create these funny 8-bit scenes. Looks like this guy knows what he's having for dinner tonight...
Space, here we come! European aerospace company, EADS Astrium (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), has submitted its version of a suborbital tourist space plane that is capable of reaching the lower boundary of space!
The spacecraft looks like an ordinary business jet and unlike the commercial spaceship… Continue
I like how Cuban artist Duvier Del Dago goes 3D with his holograms strung of thread. From the beginning, he has worked with the technique of sketching, which he has transformed throughout his career. A process of experimentation with drawing has led him to transcend the bi-dimensional nature of paper, bring it out, and endow it with new dimensions in space. The objects he freezes in space take about four days to complete.… Continue
Space is an absolutely wicked place that most of us will never visit. If we ever do get a chance though, we should all meet up at the International Space Station (ISS), which this month celebrates its 10th anniversary. In the past decade, 44 manned flights and 34 unmanned flights have carried further modules, solar arrays, support equipment, supplies and a total of 167 human beings from 15 countries to the ISS. Crew members work on a good deal of… Continue