An Architect's Guide to Famous Villain's Lairs

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. » 9/10/14 3:40pm 9/10/14 3:40pm

This Is What a Shrink-Wrapped Space Shuttle Looks Like

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. » 11/15/12 4:20pm 11/15/12 4:20pm

Are These UFOs Spotted By NASA Astronauts Actually Alien Spaceships?

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. » 4/10/12 9:57am 4/10/12 9:57am

One of the Most Beautiful Images of the Space Shuttle

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. » 3/27/12 1:00pm 3/27/12 1:00pm

This Is the Very First American Manned Ship That Will Go to Space After…

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. » 9/10/11 8:05pm 9/10/11 8:05pm

The Definitive Goodbye Space Shuttle Desktop Wallpaper

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. » 7/25/11 12:20pm 7/25/11 12:20pm

I Can't Think of a More Beautiful Image of the Shuttle, Earth and the…

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. » 7/15/11 4:40pm 7/15/11 4:40pm

Booster Cam Video of the Last Space Shuttle Launch

Here's a beautiful video of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launch taken by two separate cameras installed on the rocket boosters. You can follow the Shuttle on its way up and watch the rocket boosters fall back down until they splash land in the Atlantic Ocean. [NASA Television via PopSci] » 7/15/11 12:31am 7/15/11 12:31am

These Are the Last Four Humans Ever to Ride the Space Shuttle

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. » 7/08/11 10:00am 7/08/11 10:00am

Would You Drink a Sports Drink Made From Urine? Because Nasa Wants…

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. » 7/07/11 5:30am 7/07/11 5:30am

Two Lucky iPhones Will Be Guests On The Last Space Shuttle Mission

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. » 6/10/11 2:25am 6/10/11 2:25am

Archaeologists Claim They've Discovered Atlantis in Southern Spain

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? » 3/13/11 1:00pm 3/13/11 1:00pm

Who Gets the Space Shuttle Discovery When It Lands?

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… » 3/09/11 12:00am 3/09/11 12:00am

Atlantis, You've Cleared the F-15

This is Atlantis, launching for the last time from Cape Canaveral, as two F-15E Strike Eagles watch from the distance. One of the most beautiful photos I've seen of a space shuttle launch. [Discover via Ruthless via Jalopnik] » 6/11/10 10:35am 6/11/10 10:35am

Watch the Space Shuttle Launch from Every Angle

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. » 5/26/10 1:40am 5/26/10 1:40am

Goodbye, ISS! Goodbye, Atlantis! Goodbye, Tinman!

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. » 5/23/10 8:00pm 5/23/10 8:00pm

FREE: NASA Space Shuttle Engines

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). » 1/17/10 5:30pm 1/17/10 5:30pm

Atlantis Engines...or Mickey Mouse Goes to Space

Shot: The three main engines of the Space Shuttle Atlantis photographed from ISS as it docks. Jesus says it looks like Mickey Mouse. I think it looks like the photographer should move, quickly. Get the wallpaper-sized version at NASA. [NASA] » 11/20/09 10:40am 11/20/09 10:40am

Atlantis at Dawn

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! » 11/16/09 2:24pm 11/16/09 2:24pm