Say what you want about villains, they have spectacular architecture. But they're also a nightmare to create — which is why we don't have more undersea bases or faces carved into mountains in real life. Here are the weirdest design specs of some of the most famous villain lairs.
I've seen the space shuttle in every possible way and angle. Even at the launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. But I've never seen it completely shrink-wrapped, as if someone just ordered one from Amazon.
Did the Atlantis astronauts see UFOs in 2006? According to this NASA video and audio, yes, yes they did. Watch them spotting not one but three UFOs in front of them and telling Houston about it.
Some cray cray individuals think that the Canary Islands were the door to the lost continent of Atlantis. That's one of the reasons I like this image of Atlantis—the space shuttle—flying parallel to the Canarian island of Tenerife.
NASA has just started work on the first space-bound Orion capsule. Here you can see a robotic arm welding the new spaceship. It will be NASA's first manned ship in space after Atlantis returned on July 21, 2011.
Boeing and NASA have released this beautiful photo of Atlantis by Bill Ingalls, just after it touched down at the Kennedy Space Center, just before dawn on July 21, 2011. You can download the 1920 x 1080 version here.
5 million miles later, and Atlantis has arrived home with a thud, and likely a few tears in Nasa employees' eyes.
This panoramic image is one of the most stunning shots I've ever seen from low Earth orbit. Treasure this photo: It's the last time you're going to see the Space Shuttle with the aurora australis—the southern lights—as a backdrop.
This is the crew for the last shuttle mission, STS-135, next to their ride: The mighty Atlantis. They are about to launch in the last mission of the Space Shuttle program.
This so-called "sugar drink" will be made from urine using "forward osmosis" technology, and rather than providing astronauts with all the sugary nutrients they might need, it's been invented as a way to recycle human waste and keep rocket-ships light.
Some companies have all the luck. While Google's green Android robot sits on the sidelines, Apple gets to send two of its iPhone 4 handsets into space with the Space Shuttle Atlantis.
Researchers at a site in southern Spain are just the latest to take up the cry: We've discovered the lost city of Atlantis! Location: Southern Spain. Wait, what?
There's a custody war brewing between interested parties over NASA's space shuttle Discovery when it finally returns to Earth tomorrow for the final time. Houston's Johnson Space Center, New York City's Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, Seattle's History of Flight Museum, Florida's Kennedy Space Center, L.A.'s…
It's sad, but the closest the space shuttle gets to retirement, the higher the public interest. Perhaps that's why NASA is pushing now the most amazing videos of the mighty spacecraft, thanks to the overload of high definition cameras.
Sadness. Atlantis is coming back home. Her last flight. Here is a video of her last goodbye to the International Space Station, where the STS-132 mission crew installed a module and changed six batteries.
Since no one wanted to buy the space shuttles when NASA first offered them up for sale, the agency has decided to slash the price to a more modest $28.8 million each. And the engines? Free (pay only S+H).
Enjoy this beautiful image of the space shuttle Atlantis, ready for today's 2:26pm EST launch, because you are not going to see it many more times: Sadly, it is Atlantis' second to last launch. Update: Successful launch! Godspeed Atlantis!