The Star Wars galaxy is home to some of the most iconic spaceships in science fiction—the instantly recognizable X-Wing, the giant hulls of a Star Destroyer. Some, however, are just plain old goofy. Given that we recently learned about some of the new ships coming to Rogue One, we gathered up some of the silliest…
NASA and Boeing have released a little teaser on their newest spacecraft, the CST-100 Starliner, which will be built and tested at Kennedy Space Center and hopefully, eventually taxi people to space.
It took a little bit for us to reach Pluto but what if we had the power of our imaginations in our real life spaceships? Fat Wallet came up with this neat infographic showing which ships from popular sci-fi movies, TV shows and video games (plus real life NASA ships) to show which ship moves fastest. It’s pretty cool!
Apple’s new campus is in the process of being built right now and it truly does look like a space ship is being constructed in sleepy Cupertino. Here’s the state of things so far, from August 2014 to May 2015, a pile of Mars-colored dirt is being transformed into a closed circle from the future. Pretty cool. And the…
In a remote stretch of the Pacific Ocean southeast of New Zealand, the broken remains of space stations and robotic freighters litter the ocean floor, four kilometers below the waves. The world’s space agencies call this region the South Pacific Ocean Uninhabited Area. But it’s also called the Spacecraft Cemetery.
This is not the ship of a species who knows restraint. This is the ship of people who refuse to leave any creature comfort behind.
NASA's real life interstellar Enterprise concept ship may look straight out of Star Trek, but their Orion crew module for Exploration Flight Test-1 looks chrometastically cool, like the alien spaceship in Flight of the Navigator.
Dr. Harold "Sonny" White is still working on a warp drive at NASA's Johnson Space Center. His work is still in the experimental stage but that doesn't mean he can't imagine what the real life Enterprise ship would look like according to his math.
The machine operators called them "gas harvesters," as if they were scything their way through sheafs of sweet-smelling grass. But where they went, grass wouldn't be growing for a long time. In went the toxins and out came the fuels. We called them poison injectors.
In response to Russia's rather unorthodox suggestion to NASA — that perhaps it could use giant trampolines in absence of Russia's shuttle to get our astronauts up to the ISS — a more serious question arose: Could a ship really get into space without rocket fuel?
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…
"The Patrol cutter Hercules and two rescue boats over Nu Sera," reads the caption by concept designer Isaac Hannaford. I really like Isaac's work because the design and the finish is not only beautiful—it feels solid. I see the above image and it seems as real as NASA photo of the space solid.
What would it look like to peer outside of the window of a real spaceship moving along at warp speed through our universe? This video gives us a pretty good idea.
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.
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…
We may still be a long way from putting a human colony on Mars, but that doesn't mean we can't live like spacemen here on Earth. These 18 trippy buildings—all built since 2000—look like they're from another world entirely.
To show off their microscale 3D printers, Nanoscribe printed this model of a Wing Commander Hellcat. It took about 50 seconds to print and the dimensions are 125µm x 81µm x 26.8µm, with its length roughly the diameter of a human hair. Now we can film space battles under an electron microscope.
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.