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Finally, a bag for C-stands

Ever had to carry a C-Stand from one place to another? If you do you know how cumbersome it is. It’s big. It’s heavy and those legs just seem to get …

Sewing

Westcott Flex Collapsible China Cube for 1' x 1' Mats - An ultra-portable softbox for soft overhead lighting.

Create Soft Overhead Lighting<p>The Flex Collapsible China Cube is the ideal modifier for creating ultra-soft overhead lighting on set or on location …

SpaceX has published Elon Musk's presentation about colonizing Mars — here's the full transcript and slides

In late September, billionaire and SpaceX founder Elon Musk debuted a fresh plan for colonizing Mars with 1 million people.<p>The focus of Musk's new presentation, which updates a 2016 talk he gave at the International Astronautical Congress, was the "Big F---ing Rocket," or BFR.<p>Musk told a crowd at …

Space Travel

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

Self-improvement

Human Space Colony On Mars Would Be Awful Idea, ESA Chief Says

Living on Mars would not be as rad as people think. The head of the European Space Agency himself doesn’t seem too keen on becoming a Martian …

NASA Officially Unveil Mars Mission Plans

It’s no big secret that NASA’s planning a mission to Mars sometime in the near future. But, up until now, there has been very little said about if …

To colonize space, start closer to Earth

But there’s no such thing as a free lunch, especially in space. If concerns about gravity and radiation hinder a Mars colony, material scarcity …

Lowdown on The Farthest: NASA’s Documentary about the First Interstellar Spacecraft

The Farthest is a new documentary that features the 40-year journey of NASA’s first interstellar spacecraft. But rather than being some boring, over …

Are Genetically Modified Astronauts Key To Colonizing Mars?

The future of space travel is no longer limited to NASA, private citizens like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are exploring space travel as well.<p>With more …

SpaceVR, SpaceX to launch VR camera into space, bringing the astronaut experience to all

A couple of years ago we told you about a future project from startup SpaceVR that would send virtual reality cameras into orbit in order bring back …

Space Exploration

Wild Interstellar Flight System Is Among 22 Futuristic Ideas NASA Just Funded

NASA has funded 22 technology concepts that could spur giant leaps in space science and exploration down the road.<p>The potentially transformative …

Lockheed Martin plans manned Mars Base Camp for 2028

While Elon Musk focuses on mass-transport solutions to bus people to the surface of Mars, Lockheed Martin is working on an earlier stage mission with …

Space Exploration

War In Space: Air Force To Have General For Combat Outside Of Earth's Atmosphere

A new Pentagon position devoted strictly to maintaining the U.S. Air Force's ability to operate — and fight — in space was announced Tuesday. The …

Seedship is an absorbing text game of stellar colonization

Seedship is a text-only game of interstellar exploration and settlement. You're the sentient AI of a generation ship containing 1000 humans fleeing a …

Bronze Age

Here Is NASA's Plan for a Space Station That Orbits the Moon

This new base would provide humanity with its first foothold to future human missions to the moon, Mars, and beyond.<p>Behind the scenes, NASA and its international partners are putting the finishing touches on humanity's new home in space. This future science station, which will effectively replace …

Elon Musk and Bill Nye Want to Send Teens to Mars in New Netflix Doc

There’s a good chance that the first person who is going to walk on Mars is younger than you. While that thought settles in, check out the first …

Space Travel

Top U.S. Military Official Says We Need to Prepare for Space Battles

Deflector Shields Up<p>Whenever you hear about space battles, your mind might go straight to <i>Star Wars</i>, <i>Star Trek</i>, or <i>Battlestar Galactica,</i> where such …

Star Trek

NASA Just Launched A Search Engine For The World's Best Space Photography

🌎 🚀 🛰<p>NASA has collated all of its photography into a single searchable online archive in what must be its greatest ever gift to space fans.<p>The …

Space Exploration

SpaceX will try to make history with its first reused rocket launch this week

SpaceX is set to launch its next Falcon 9 rocket on Thursday, March 30 for SES-10, a mission for a private communications satellite company. This is different from every Falcon 9 launch that has preceded it, because the rocket SpaceX is using has already flown once before – on April 8 last year, …

Space Travel
Space Travel

This Is Why We Love Stories About Mars

S<p>tories about monsters are stories about ourselves. Our current obsession with zombies might have something to do with our own societal doubts and …

The Artsy Weirdos Behind NASA's Retro Space Travel Campaign

Picture booking a trip with the Exoplanet Travel Bureau.<p>Imagine you’re on spring break — except instead of on a crowded, sweaty Mexican beach, you’re …

Posters

SpaceX and NASA are looking to land a ship at one of these 4 places on Mars

At a presentation in Texas on March 18th, Paul Wooster of SpaceX said that they have been working with scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to identify candidate landing sites on the surface of Mars. In order to aid colonization, the sites need to be:<p>But finding a site that meets …

Lake Superior
Space Travel

This 24-hour recording of idling engine noise from a Star Trek ship in Star Trek will put you to sleep

I'm playing this recording of soft droning engine noise from <i>Star Trek TNG</i> as I type this and I can hardly keep my eyes open. This is just one of …

Doctor Who

360-Degree Video of NASA's Powerful Rocket Blast Will Make Your Astronaut Dreams Come True

Before actually using them on what will be the world’s most powerful rocket, NASA has been thoroughly testing its new RS-25 engines. With 512,000 …

Space Exploration

Building a Mars Colony? You'll Need a Team of Astronaut 'MacGyvers'

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Colonizing Mars will be no easy feat. It will require billions of dollars and years of specialized research led by some of the …

Next exoplanet or solar system discovery could be made accidentally by gamers, not by Nasa

Nasa might have announced the biggest exoplanet find ever, but gamers are already gearing up find the next one.<p>As scientists announced that they had …

Universe

Apollo 11 Space Capsule Is Going On Another Mission

The space capsule that took the first moonwalkers on their historic adventure is getting ready to take off on another trip — its first tour of the United States in more than 40 years.<p>The Apollo 11 command module is the spacecraft that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins rode in to the …

Space Exploration