NASA's Insane Plan To Save A Doomed Space Shuttle

In 2003, the space shuttle Columbia was lost when an accident at launch - noticed but not acted upon - conspired to destroy it upon re-entry. It was a great tragedy, and one that spurred NASA to develop a contingency plan which could have saved the stricken crew. It reads like a movie script that would make Apollo 13… » 2/26/14 10:00pm 2/26/14 10:00pm

This Is The Anime Nerd Equivalent of Seeing Jesus in Toast

You know when people see Jesus in potato chips? Or in toast? This is kind of like that, but less delicious and not religious. That is, unless you think watching anime is some sort of holy experience.

A recent thread on 2ch, Japan's largest bulletin board, was pouring over this image by Johannes Schedler at the » 1/23/13 6:00am 1/23/13 6:00am

NASA's Mohawked Internet Sensation Could Totally be The Face of Mass…

If you were watching the landing of rover Curiosity on Mars this weekend through the available livestreams, your eyes may have been drawn to NASA's mysteriously mohawked mission control staffer. » 8/06/12 3:30pm 8/06/12 3:30pm

Mars Rover Survives Seven Minutes of Terror, Lands Successfully on the …

Well, the little rover that could has gone and done it. Having survived an epic voyage and a convoluted, dangerous descent, NASA's Curiosity Rover has successfully landed on the surface of Mars, and is already transmitting images back to Earth. Nice job, little guy. And nice job all the men and women who designed and… » 8/06/12 1:30am 8/06/12 1:30am

Watch The Mars Rover Landing Live On Your Xbox This Weekend

The game that lets you try your own hand at landing the next Mars rover may not be as cool as advertised, but the real event probably will be. And the real event is coming up this weekend, with Curiosity scheduled to land on the Martian surface late Sunday night (or early Monday morning, depending on your time zone). » 8/03/12 10:00am 8/03/12 10:00am