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There’s An Actual Name And Reason For Those Beeps You Hear In Recordings Of Astronauts In Space

The American space program, I think we’d all agree, has its own very particular set of audiovisual signatures that immediately evoke all kinds of images and feelings. There’s a certain NASA look to the objects of space travel—that gold foil stuff, lightweight aluminum frameworks, white panels with American flags on…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Here’s A Bunch Of Names For Spaceships And Warships That Are Maybe A Bit Insulting To Famous People

Often while I’m out driving, minding my own business, I’ll see a burning mattress mounted on some bicycle wheels that gets pushed in front of my car, blocking my progress. Then, I’ll be accosted by a crowd of people who will drag me out of my car window, pin me to a wall, and demand […]

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Let This Actual Astronaut Tell You What’s Wrong With All Your Favorite Space Movies

Hollywood isn’t exactly known for its wholehearted accuracy when it comes to race cars or outer space. But you generally don’t know how bad they are unless you’re something of an authority on the whole business. We’ve already talked about the motorsport side of film inaccuracies here—now let’s let a NASA astronaut…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here Is What It Would Take To Steal Elon Musk’s Space Car

Whether you’re an evil international billionaire supervillain, seeking a new plot for your next Fast And Furious In Space script, or investigating a murder that has you wondering who exactly is in that “Starman” suit, you’ve likely thought about orchestrating an interstellar automobile heist to get your hands on Elon…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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‘Satellite’ Falls From Sky And Crashes In Michigan Yard

Sometimes adulthood just feels like an ever-expanding list titled Shit I Need To Worry About, though it’s nice to know that there’s some things that just aren’t likely to make that list. Normally, “satellites falling from the sky into your yard” is one of those things you shouldn’t bother putting on your list, but the…Read […]

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‘Satellite’ Falls From Sky And Crashes In Michigan Yard

Sometimes adulthood just feels like an ever-expanding list titled Shit I Need To Worry About, though it’s nice to know that there’s some things that just aren’t likely to make that list. Normally, “satellites falling from the sky into your yard” is one of those things you shouldn’t bother putting on your list, but the…Read […]

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‘Satellite’ Falls From Sky And Crashes In Michigan Yard

Sometimes adulthood just feels like an ever-expanding list titled Shit I Need To Worry About, though it’s nice to know that there’s some things that just aren’t likely to make that list. Normally, “satellites falling from the sky into your yard” is one of those things you shouldn’t bother putting on your list, but the…Read […]

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Alexei Leonov, First Person To Walk In Space And Artist, Dead At 85

Like most people, I have some favorite cosmonauts. And, like many people, one of those favorite cosmonauts has always been Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space, a crew member on the first joint American-Soviet space mission, and, significantly, the first artist in space. Leonov died today, at the age of 85.Read more… […]

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All About SpaceX’s Ambitious New Starship

I’m very excited about the SpaceX Starship, mostly because it represents the first spacecraft being designed for general-use space travel that goes beyond Earth orbit, and, well, that’s exciting. Currently, SpaceX has built a rough steel full-size prototype called Starship Mark 1, which they plan to launch in a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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The Russians Know Why There Was A Hole In A Soyuz Spacecraft Docked To The ISS But They Won’t Tell NASA Why

Last August, the orbital module of one of the Soyuz spacecraft used to ferry astronauts and cosmonauts to and from the International Space Station was discovered to have a small hole. This hole was an issue, as it was causing an alarming leak of the breathable air inside the ISS into space. The hole appeared […]

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U.S. Navy: Yes, Those UFO Videos Uploaded By Blink-182’s Former Frontman Are Real

Between December 2017 and March 2018, To The Stars Academy of Arts & Sciences—a foundation headed by Tom Delonge of Blink-182 fame that’s dedicated to investigating alien life—posted some strange videos of UFOs captured by the military. And, according to the US Navy, those videos are real, they’re confidential, and…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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