Christopher Becke, a high school physics teacher, made this outstanding size comparison showing what the Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko would look like next to famous spacecrafts from science fiction. His images show the comet next to ships from Star Trek, Star Wars, Firefly and Battlestar Galactica.
Nearly everyone who's looked up at the night sky has asked him or herself at least some form of the very same question: Are we really, truly alone in the universe? The only thing that's certain is that we definitely don't want to be. Maybe that explains why we keep seeing UFOs in the sky... and why they're always one…
If I didn't know any better, I'd think I was watching an experimental film and not footage of Space Shuttle Endeavor's last launch. At times, the visuals contained within the 37-plus minutes can only be described as accidentally beautiful.
Everyone is paying tribute to cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin today, and with good reason: he was the first man to travel into space. But let's not forget the craft that got him there, the Vostok 3KA.
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…
Sadness. With only two missions to go after the last launch, this is the latest shuttle tank ever to be manufactured. Designated E-138, it rolled out NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, to the beat of the Storyville Stompers.