Moon

 
  • A Lunar Lander game for this century

    This game is probably a lot more complex than your standard claw game, but it doesn’t look it. I’m sure it uses some fancy pants calibration and high-tech wizardry. Hell, it probably has more computing power than the actual Lunar Lander did way back in 1969. But you know what, as long as it entertains our kids while teaching them a bit of history, it doesn’t matter. It’s a… Read More

  • Video: If Man Walked on the Moon Today

    Slate.com did a wonderful job creating this video that clearly demonstrates how the TV media would cover the Moon landing if it happened today. You know the routen. First they would cut to a panel of “experts” and then cut to live cams. And of course, there would be reaction from Twitter. The only thing left out is Glenn Beck crying. Read More

  • The 40th anniversary Fisher Space pen

    The 40th anniversary Fisher Space pen

    What a great way to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing by owning an $800 pen. The Fisher Space pen is of course legendary for it's ability to write in space, but this one packs a little something special. The top of the pen features a bit of thermal insulation used on the Columbia Command Module that's engraved with a picture of the Moon landing. That's eff'n cool, but I don't know… Read More

  • Neil Armstrong's face as he takes a stroll on the Moon

    Neil Armstrong's face as he takes a stroll on the Moon

    This is the very first photo that shows an astronaut's face while on the Moon as their faces are hidden behind a visor in every other picture. This one is actually a single frame from a video that was being shot from the Lunar Lander and has been converted from film to high-def by Spacecraft Films for Andrew Chailkin's new book, Voices from the Moon. Read More

  • Videos: The 40th anniversary of the Moon landing edition

    It was exactly 40 years ago today that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the Moon. We’ve gathered a collection of videos and new reports that tell the story as well today as they did those years ago. Enjoy. Read More

  • The Apollo program: One massive rocket designed by young engineers

    The Apollo program: One massive rocket designed by young engineers

    There has been a good deal of focus on the Moon lately. First, the LRO sent back high-res photos of the surface, which was followed by the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and the release of restored video footage from the Moon. Then the LRO produced the first photos of the equipment left behind from the Apollo missions and Walter Cronkite, the trusted voice who informed America about the events… Read More

  • Apollo landing sites spied from the LRO

    Apollo landing sites spied from the LRO

    As soon as the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sent back the first high-res photos of the moon a few days ago, I was eager to see the Apollo landing sites. It’s not that I didn’t believe that man walked on the moon 40 years ago, but rather out of simple nerd curiosity. Well, NASA made good on its promise and just released images showing the landing sites of Apollo 11, 14, 15, 16, and… Read More

  • Video: 40-year old Moon landing footage post restoration

    Lowry Digital in Burbank has been restoring old Apollo footage for a while now and NASA just released a small sample of the work. Now, the restoration doesn’t do wonders to the 40 year old stock, but it’s at least better than nothing. Maybe now we can make out that damn coke can more clearly as it bounces across the “Moon surface.” (kidding) More footage will be released… Read More

  • NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sends back first images

    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter sends back first images

    NASA is gearing up for a trip back to the moon and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is one of the first steps. This satellite will orbit the moon at only 50 km and send back high resolution, 3D images of the lunar surface to map out potential landing sites . And yes, it will be able to get clear photos of the Apollo gear left behind, which will no doubt send conspiracy idiots scrambling for more… Read More

  • North Korea successfully launches satellite into Pacific Ocean

    North Korea successfully launches satellite into Pacific Ocean

    Great success! North Korea has successfully launched a satellite into a near earth orbit and it is now circling the earth at about 1 mile below sea level. That's right: North Korea's Taepodong-2, the much-feared long-range missile that had even the Obama camp worried, broke up over Japan at about 11:37am and then fell into the water at 11:48am on Sunday. The launch is described as a complete… Read More