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LEGO Moon Landing Conspiracy Set Is Not Real, But Looks Cool Regardless

I am sure you are aware of the conspiracy theory of how NASA did not actually landed on the Moon in 1969. It was believed by some conspiracy theorists that it was a studio job. Anyways, that outlandish theory was debunked by several people, including Mythbusters. Well, that is if you believe Adam and the team… But that’s beside the point. Continue reading LEGO Moon Landing Conspiracy Set Is Not Real, But Looks Cool Regardless

LEGO Marks 50th Anniversary Of Moon Landing With Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

Attention space nuts! You don’t want to miss this awesome set revealed by LEGO: the LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander. It is happening and looks damn fabulous! Make no mistake, my friends. This ain’t no the reissue of the 2003 set which had just 467 pieces. The LEGO Creator Expert 10266 NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander packs in 1,087 pieces which means it is definitely way more detailed, including some pretty sweet gold elements, just like the real deal that landed on the lunar surface nearly 50 years ago on July 16, 1969. Continue reading LEGO Marks 50th Anniversary Of Moon Landing With Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

Rejected LEGO Ideas Projects Get A Second Chance Through Fan Vote

Wanting your favorite LEGO Ideas project to become an official LEGO Ideas set is akin to buying lottery. You gotta chip your one precious support (or vote), share the project in hope others will do the same, and ultimately, keeping your fingers crossed that LEGO will green lit the project. As a result, there are many LEGO Ideas submission slipping through the net, but the good news is, not all hope is lost. Or at least “hope” is for the four shortlisted projects. Continue reading Rejected LEGO Ideas Projects Get A Second Chance Through Fan Vote

This Is It, Virgin Galactic VSS Unity Has Made Its First Space Flight

The biggest story today belongs to Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, a company dedicated to bring space travel to everyday people (who have the money to drop). In between the unveiling of the Spaceship Two VSS Unity a couple of years ago, they have several incremental test flights, but today, at Mojave, CA, Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShip Two, VSS Unity, made history when it successfully completed her maiden spaceflight. Yes. VSS Unity has touched space! Continue reading This Is It, Virgin Galactic VSS Unity Has Made Its First Space Flight

These Amazing Illustration Of Spaceships Are Actually Inspired By Everyday Household Objects

It takes a true artist to imagine something out of nothing. Eric Geusz is one such artist. A software engineer by day and a freelance artist by night (or, I am guess, whenever he have time), Eric has created some of the most impressive sci-fi spaceships with nothing more than inspiration from everyday, household objects like a can opener, a peeler, a pair of tongs and even accidental occurrence of two gadgets that happen to stack on top of the other – for examples. Continue reading These Amazing Illustration Of Spaceships Are Actually Inspired By Everyday Household Objects

Concept TIE-X Fighter Makes TIE Fighter Looks Truly Very Alien-ish

While many car designers work on outrageous car designs they couldn’t present to the board in the real-world, one Canadian automotive designer, Jason Battersby, who makes a living designing automobile for Audi, choose to take on the sci-fi route during his free time. Instead of turning out concepts that stays on the ground, Jason has came up with a brilliant iteration of Darth Vader’s secret advanced TIE Fighter which he calls TIE-X. Jason’s vision is a fictional in two folds: first, it is a spacecraft and second, it is a spacecraft to the theme of a hugely successful sci-fi franchise, Star Wars. I am not sure the original creator of Star Wars, George Lucas’ opinion on this, but for me, I have mixed feelings about this radical even by sci-fi standard design. Continue reading Concept TIE-X Fighter Makes TIE Fighter Looks Truly Very Alien-ish

We Bet You Didn’t Expect Lexus To Designed A Spacecraft But It Did

Honda may have jet aircrafts now, but competing automaker Lexus just up the ante by dishing out a spacecraft. Ok, we exaggerated. It is not quite a real spacecraft per se, but a fictional one that will appear in Luc Besson upcoming sci-fi blockbuster Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. In fact, this spacecraft has a couple of fleeting moments in the teaser trailer released earlier in November. At 0:39 mark, a pair of the Lexus-branded spacecraft can be seen in the background and at 1:17 mark, one of the pursuit craft can be seen zipping through the space. Continue reading We Bet You Didn’t Expect Lexus To Designed A Spacecraft But It Did

SpaceX Falcon 9 Sends Package To ISS, Returns To Land On A Droneship

You know how sci-fi movies depicts fellow humans going to space and landing back on Earth in rockets and not splashing into the sea in capsule? Well, it looks like mankind is indeed making that progression. SpaceX is one of the private space transport services company that not only successful land the a rocket back on land as foretold by sci-fi writers and films (though, unlike Jeff Bezo’s Blue Origin, reusability is still not checked on its list yet). Last Friday, the company logged in another milestone. This time landing the Falcon 9 rocket on an autonomous droneship, named “Of Course I Still Love You” (note: a real name, not a joke). Continue reading SpaceX Falcon 9 Sends Package To ISS, Returns To Land On A Droneship

Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two VSS Unity Unveiled By Sir Richard Branson

Good news, future space travelers! Virgin Galactic’s new SpaceShip Two has been unveiled at the Mojave Air & Space Port in California. The vehicle is named Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity by physicist Stephen Hawking, via recorded speech, and said he “would be proud to fly on this spaceship.” Well, I am sure there’s spot for him. Though not sure if he will be a guest or paying traveler. The new spaceship, draped in a new silver and white livery, was guided into position by one of the company’s support Range Rovers provided by its exclusive automative partner, Land Rover. The unveiling of VSS Unity also marks another milestone for Virgin Galactic as it is the first aircraft manufactured by the company’s wholly owned manufacturing arm, The Spaceship Company. Continue reading Virgin Galactic SpaceShip Two VSS Unity Unveiled By Sir Richard Branson

This Is SpaceX Dragon V2. It Can Transport Humans And Promised Soft Landing

SpaceX Dragon has been doing a pretty good job in transporting cargo to the International Space Station, but still, Elon Musk’s SpaceX think it could do more and that ‘more’ is to transport humans, which is a task to be covered by the newly unveiled Dragon V2. it is designed transport up to seven astronauts to orbit and return to a gentle landing on solid ground, as oppose to diving into the ocean, with an accuracy comparable to an helicopter, and it can do so without the need for clunky parachutes. eight SuperDraco thrusters, each blasting out 16,000 lb-ft of thrust, along with retractile legs, enables it to realize this dream feat (last checked, you can only execute such a feat on Moon). it has a flexible interior configuration allowing it to trade passengers for cargo space and vice versa. according to Elon Musk, Dragon V2 is reusable and can be relaunched as soon as the tank is topped off. Continue reading This Is SpaceX Dragon V2. It Can Transport Humans And Promised Soft Landing