Kennedy Space Center's Going to Host the Nerdiest Triathlon Ever

Have you ever thought about running a triathlon? And are you a big nerd? Well, you're reading Gizmodo so chances are you're at least half way there. Next year, for the first time ever, the Kennedy Space Center is going to open their gates for an awesome sporting event. » 8/16/12 11:20am 8/16/12 11:20am

William Shatner: Rocket Man

Did you hear that William Shatner just released Seeking Major Tom—a whole record of space-themed cover songs? Oh thank you lord of the cosmos. In honor of Mr. Shatner, here's a rendition Rocket Man from 30 years ago. » 10/12/11 9:00pm 10/12/11 9:00pm

Fusion Man Jets Above Alps, Probably Looking for Jacuzzi Party

Godspeed, Yves Rossy, Godspeed! All 180 miles per hour of it, flying over the Alps with your four jets, guiding your carbon fiber and kevlar wings using just your body, and landing with your parachute on some boozetastic jacuzzi party on top of Mont Blanc. Then get drunk like a Japanese astronomer and fly away to the… » 5/15/08 7:17am 5/15/08 7:17am

World's First Spaceport Designed, Construction Starts 2008

You may remember that Virgin Galactic planned to build a Spaceport in New Mexico. Well, a winning design has now been chosen, and construction on the 100,000-square-foot facility is set to start in 2008. Is it just me, or does "spaceport" sound a little bit too sci-fi? » 9/05/07 6:11am 9/05/07 6:11am