Curiosity Self-Portrait at 'Mojave' Site on Mount Sharp

This is a remarkable photograph, and to truly appreciate it, you must go to the NASA site and view it in insanely high resolution. The detail on the rover is unbelievable. And before all you conspiracy theorists get your panties in a wad, the photograph is a mosaic of pictures taken by the robotic arm with the arm… » 2/25/15 9:40am 2/25/15 9:40am

Spacelopnik: Thanksgiving on the International Space Station

A video of Commander Butch Wilmore talking about the Thanksgiving Holiday and Thanksgiving aboard the International Space Station. Having personally met him a couple times, let me tell you that he is honestly just as friendly as you could ever imagine. He is currently doing a 6 month mission aboard the ISS that began… » 11/26/14 5:35pm 11/26/14 5:35pm

I saw Interstellar and will now become an astronaut

Actually, that last bit isn't true, since I'm 30 and have a bachelor's degree in video production, but I DID see Interstellar last night, and it was breathtaking. This is our generation's 2001, sans acid. Few storytellers can bend the heart and the mind so completely and in such equal measure as Christopher Nolan. » 11/07/14 9:51am 11/07/14 9:51am

Why I'm excited about Lockheed's Nuclear Fusion Reactor

When I saw the news on our sister site Sploid that Lockheed Martin announced an aggressive plan to bring compact nuclear fusion into reality, naturally, I was excited. There has been some skepticism about their claim but seeing as how this is Lockheed Martin, the largest defense contractor in the world, they carry… » 10/27/14 9:16am 10/27/14 9:16am