When your mission is to explore the realms beyond earth, sometimes things get weird. Really weird. Like, lawsuits over Mars and conspiracy-feeding video mistakes levels of weird. Welcome to the stranger side of NASA.
NASA is best known for its work with space-faring vehicles, including some very cool space cars. But the agency has a rich history of unique vehicles here on Earth, too, including many important contributions to the automotive industry. Here are the Earth cars of NASA.
NASA says this is not a space diaper, but it is. They call it the Maximum Absorbency Garment. I call it the Space Pooper. But why do astronauts use them?
If you're a space nerd like me, you probably knew that the iconic countdown clock at the Kennedy Space Center was big. Yesterday—on my first day covering Discovery's Wednesday launch—I learnt it wasn't big. This thing is humongous.
Computer! Yes captain? Place all 172 Star Trek Voyager episodes onscreen. Voyager? Yes. Not TNG? No, not TNG. You're sure not TNG? I said Voyager, dammit. And play them back at 14x speed! ...OK
The Star Trek Experience—that ride at the Vegas Hilton where you used to be able to tour the Enterprise D bridge and ride in shuttlecraft—is going to reopen next year.
Earlier this year io9 pondered the question of what future space structures and cities might look like. For me, the work of Alex Wild really stood out.
Given that it's space week here on Giz, I thought it might be a perfect opportunity to pose a question that brings up the age old battle between Star Wars and Star Trek.
This week we are going where only a handful of humans have gone before. Then we are blasting off further out, to infinity and beyond. This week Gizmodo is going to space.