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Ride the Solid Rocket Booster (With Headphones)

In this staggering eight-minute video, you take a guided ride on the Solid Rocket Booster alongside the Space Shuttle. The video is interesting but the sound is astonishing — put on your headphones, watch this, and read the YouTube annotations as they pop up (it may help to make the video fullscreen so they’re [...]

Shuttle Xing

Photo: Bill Ingalls/NASA Got traffic jam? Not like Los Angeles, I bet, where the latest traffic jam was caused by a shuttle crossing From NASA: The space shuttle Endeavour is seen atop the Over Land Transporter [...]

How to Steal a Space Shuttle in 7 Easy Steps

Jason Torchinsky realized that although it would be difficult to steal the space shuttle Endeavour from Los Angeles, it was not, technically speaking impossible. The heist will just require some creative thinking, a bit of luck and some money. Read his step-by-step plan at the link. Link -via VA Viper

11 Eye-Opening NASA Wakeup Calls

NASA has been waking up astronauts using music since the Apollo Program. Sometimes those wakeup calls get pretty weird. 1. STS-111 – “I Got You Babe” from Groundhog Day On June 19, 2002, the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour awoke to a tinny rendition of “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher, taken [...]

Space Shuttle Endeavor’s Final Launch

In this unusual four-camera video, director Chase Heavener shows a view of the final liftoff of Space Shuttle Endeavor, shot by cameras attached to the solid rocket boosters. It looks far better fullscreen, and you may want to watch it on Vimeo to see it in HD and get to that fullscreen mode most easily. [...]

The Late Movies: Weirdo How-Tos

Our DIY friends over at Boingboing have an amazing, years-deep archive of how-to-make-stuff posts, which include a great many videos. Here are the coolest and wackiest how-tos I could find. HOW TO MAKE DECAPITATION SPECIAL EFFECTS Making a low-budget horror film in your backyard? This little how-to should prove indispensable. HOW TO BUILD A ROCKET — FOR KIDS! Young [...]

First Pope Phone Call In Space

This past Saturday Pope Benedict became the first pope to call astronauts in space. He talked to the crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour along with those at the International Space Station. From space, “I think it must be obvious to you that we all live together on this earth and how absurd it is that [...]

Talk Live With Astronauts

This Friday at 3:47 PM (EST) the Space Shuttle Endeavour will take off from Kennedy Space Center on its last flight ever. And, unless current plans change, it will also be the second to last Space Shuttle flight ever (The final flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle Program is scheduled for June 28 of this year, [...]