(Via Rocketboom Blog.)
London, Postlerferguson have selected the 5 most iconic unmanned spacecraft circling the earth and transformed them into Papafoxtrot’s iconic design language. The satellites are made out of polished maple and laser etched stainless steel with matte white and gloss red touches”
(Via Joe Blogs.)
The first module of the ISS was launched in 1998. 13 years and somewhere between $35 billion and $100 billion later, the final assembly of the ISS was officially completed today with the installation of a laser-equipped extension boom for the station’s robot arm.
4:50pm EST today. Where are you gonna be?
William Castleman shot an amazing time lapse video of last night’s Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse on the darkest day in 372 years. It was shot from Gainesville, Florida from 1:10 AM EST (6:10 GMT) to 5:03 AM EST (10:03 GMT).
via Gawker TV
(Via Laughing Squid.)
Astronomy Picture of the Day
An Airplane in Front of the Moon
Explanation: If you look closely at the Moon, you will see a large airplane in front of it. Well, not always. OK, hardly ever. But if you wait for days with your camera attached to a Moon tracker in a place where airplanes are known to pass, you might catch a good photograph of it. Well, if you’re lucky. OK, extremely lucky. The above image was taken two weeks ago over South East Queensland, Australia using an exposure time of 1/250th of a second and, in the words of the photographer, “a nerve of steel”.