A NASCAR Team Is Building The First Internal Combustion Engine To Go Into Outer Space

While there’s been a number of cars launched into space – a couple human-driven ones on the moon, a bunch of robotic ones on Mars, for example – no internal-combustion piston engine has ever left Earth. That makes sense since, you know, they don’t work outside the atmosphere. Until now. Currently in development is the…

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The TIE Fighter Is The Worst Spacecraft In The Star Wars Universe

I’m sure there’s going to be lots of people who disagree with me on this. Sure, TIE fighters look cool, I get that. And this isn’t about politics — I’m not an Empire-voter, but they did at least provide a good system of academies, for example. This is about the TIE fighter being a stupid design, even in the fictitious…

The One Way Russia's Investigation Of The US Moon Landings Can Be Good

Yesterday, Vladimir Markin, the spokesperson for Russia’s Investigative Committee, proposed that an “international probe” be launched into the details of America’s Apollo moon landings. While this sounds like a wet dream for the aluminum-fedora’d set, it actually could be a really great thing for everyone, if done…

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