River City Rocketry is a team at the University of Louisville that competes in the annual NASA Student Launch Projects NSL competition and other such rocketry endeavors. Here they are doing a test launch of a prototype sub-scale rocket.
There are no wishy-washy astronauts. You don’t get up there by being uncaring and blasé and whatever gave you the sense of tenacity and purpose to get that far in life is absolutely reaffirmed and deepened by the experience itself.
—Commander Chris Hadfield explains TODAY on Fresh Air how being in space reaffirms his faith and perspective on life (via nprfreshair)
One giant leap.
Final Frontier Design (FFD) is a design collaboration between artist and inventor Ted Southern and aerospace engineer Nikolay Moiseev.
After working together on a NASA-sponsored competition and in residence at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York City, FFD launched a Kickstarter project to jumpstart its most ambitious project: A flight-certified space suit for the burgeoning commercial space industry.
The project was successfully funded this summer and 383 of 386 rewards have already gone out to backers. But the team continues to update supporters with intriguing behind-the-scenes info, including this diagram of the suit’s breathing apparatus.
Items brought into space. Left, the flight case that flew back the first lunar rocks. Right, the first hammer to break off a piece of lunar rock. Just two, incredible pieces of history that will be on display at an independent exhibition to be hosted at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the moon landings.
We’re still crossing our fingers for a NASA-curated page. This is so cool.