Simulating the ESA's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP! landing with brick

In celebration of the ESA successfully landing Philae on the surface of a Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko today, I dug through the archives and found a video I remember watching some 4 years ago showing the details of the mission recreated using Mindstorms, Technic and a bunch of brick. » 11/13/14 1:45pm 11/13/14 1:45pm

NASA's prettiest spaceship yet will take actual photos of alien worlds

PlanetQuest is NASA's effort to search for new Earths, exoplanets like ours that would probably contain life too. They're doing some really cool stuff, like this sunflower-telescope combo spaceship—"a cutting-edge effort to take pictures of planets orbiting stars far from the sun." Imagine that—seeing the actual… » 3/21/14 11:36am 3/21/14 11:36am

Take a Tour Through the Glassy Halls of Apple's Future HQ

We've spent months marveling over the facade of Apple's new headquarters. But now, thanks to these renderings from the City of Cupertino uncovered by Wired, we're getting an idea about the spaces inside the building—and it's hard to decide if it looks more like a futuristic office or a futuristic Apple store. » 11/11/13 12:20pm 11/11/13 12:20pm

Apple's Spaceship HQ Is Getting a Downgrade From Absurd to Just Plain…

Back in 2011, when Steve Jobs announced his plans to build a spaceship-like Cupertino HQ for Apple, we all knew it was going to be one ridiculously lavish office. But according to Bloomberg Businessweek, it's due for a bit of a downgrade before construction starts this June. It'll still be crazy, just not totally… » 4/04/13 12:39pm 4/04/13 12:39pm

Is This the Spaceship That Will Take Us to Mars?

Somewhere deep in the Marshall Space Center, in an unmarked beige hangar, NASA is building a spaceship. A spaceship built with spare parts, scrap hardware from the International Space Stations, a left-over aluminum-lithium cylinder and even museum mockups. One day, it may become the vessel that takes humans to Mars. » 10/22/12 1:00pm 10/22/12 1:00pm

Apple Defends New Spaceship Headquarters with This Predictably…

Remember the giant spaceship campus Apple's building in Cupertino? The people who live in the neighborhood where Apple's mothership is landing definitely do. So Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer sent out a packet to neighborhood residents pumping up the virtues of the new campus—in a decidedly Apple way. » 5/21/12 8:27am 5/21/12 8:27am

Steve Jobs Wants To a Build a Spaceship-Like Campus in Cupertino

This seems crazy but Steve Jobs supposedly stood before the Cupertino City Council on Tuesday and asked for permission to build a totally round building for Apple's 12,000 employees. It will be built on land Apple purchased from HP. "It's a little like a spaceship," he says while describing it. [Techcrunch] » 6/08/11 1:58am 6/08/11 1:58am

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