How the astronauts on the International Space Station get back to our planet

This Sunday (July 1, 2012), three members of the International Space Station crew will return to Earth on board a Kazakhstan-bound Soyuz craft, after over six months in orbit. Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers, two of the returning astronauts, and Joe Acaba, who arrived at the station in May, discuss life on board ISS, the …

Tumblr Blog finds all the Monsters in Google Maps 8-bit

  From the Yeti to the Rock Monster, all of the scariest places in the 8-bit world –¬†Google Maps Monsters — More about Google’s April Fools Day fun – Begin your quest with Google Maps 8-bit for NES

SpaceX test fires the new SuperDraco propulsion engine

SpaceX successfully test fires SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. These engines will power a revolutionary launch escape system that will make Dragon the safest spacecraft in history and enable it to land propulsively on Earth or another planet with pinpoint …

SpaceX introduces team to test Dragon for manned space flight

Recently, SpaceX “announced it has assembled a team of independent experts to help the company create a safe spacecraft for NASA astronauts.” And, one of them, Edward Lu, is on Google+: “I’m looking forward to peeking under the hood of the SpaceX Dragon, and helping them successfully launch humans into orbit!” More on the company’s …