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How The Apollo Astronauts Guided Their Ships With A Brilliantly Simple Telescope

Video: One of the most impressive aspects of the Apollo space program was how NASA worked around the limitations in computer power. The smartwatch on your wrist eclipses what the Apollo space craft’s computers were capable of, so NASA’s engineers often had to rely on clever ingenuity to solve difficult problems.


Smithsonian Uncovers Apollo 11 'Graffiti' Not Seen In Decades

While building a 3D model of the Apollo 11 Command Module Columbia, archivists at the Smithsonian uncovered hand-written notes and markings in areas of the spacecraft not seen in more than 40 years. The remarkable etchings offer a new glimpse into what life was life on the way to the Moon.


What China's Yutu Rover Learned On The Moon

A team of scientists has finished analysing rocks collected by the Chinese lunar rover Yutu in 2013 — the first geologic sampling effort to hit the Moon in forty years. The regolith is unlike any we’ve seen before, and it suggests that the Moon’s history is far more complex than we realised.


Gorgeous Video Shows Just How Incredible The Apollo Missions Were

Video: The Project Apollo Archive on Flickr is truly one of the great treasures available on the Internet. You can easily get lost in the stunning imagery and wonder about what exists beyond our world. It’s also an incredible resource for artists to turn those static pictures into gorgeous videos with 3D effects. My jaw is agage in total awe of this video, Apollo, which shows the magnificence of space travel. We have to go back.


Amazing Video Turns Apollo Archive Photos To Life With Truly Stunning 3D Effects

Video:This is just awesome. Stop reading and start watching the video below. Tom Kucy used 3D effects and motion to bring the recently released photos from NASA’s Apollo Archive to life. The photos that document the most amazing feats of human history now feel like they’re moving videos. It is so completely awe-inspiring.


Space History Repeats Itself

When we see new images showing how NASA is moving ahead with their Orion Program there is often a Project Apollo feeling, because of the similarities between the two US space mission. This new photo gives us such dejà vu too.


Nemo's Outdoor Gear Is Made For Summer Hiking And Camping

Tarps can be lighter and even stronger than tents. But, they can also be a pain to setup, expose you to the cold, damp ground and don’t protect you from bugs. With its new ultralight bicycle camping (or anything, really) series, Nemo has fixed all those problems. Here’s how.


Nerf Rival Review: The Evolution Of Foam Warfare

You’ve never shot a Nerf gun like this before. And you should.


Over 200 New 'Moonquakes' Discovered In Apollo 16 Data

The Apollo moon missions ended over 40 years ago, but incredibly, scientists are still learning from them. Case in point: A team of researchers has unearthed 210 previously unknown “moonquakes” in a slew of seismic data collected by Apollo 16.


Fantastic Space Memorabilia Collection Auctioned For Nearly $US700,000

Few space collectors living or dead hold a candle to Leon Ford, who passed away in 2014. On Thursday, Ford’s lifetime memorabilia collection sold at a Boston auction house for $US678,983.


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