Photo-journalist Christoph Malin stacked a bunch of NASA’s image sequences from the international Space Station to such magical effect that it makes us want to rewatch 1982’s TRON again. Light cycles are so cool.
If you’ve ever wanted to spend a cool $11,111 on a coffee machine and still have to push a plunger to get your damn coffee, you now can. Ex-NASA and Apple engineers, Jeremy Kuempel and Matt Walliser, along with designer Joey Roth, are behind this space age unit. The machine, dubbed Blossom One Limited, contains a computer that works to create a coffee specifically to the users’ liking. This includes: temperature, agitation, coffee to water ratio, and even how long the water is in contact with the coffee. Users are also able to scan QR codes and download brew recipes. Sounds pretty cool, but we think we’ll stick with our simple espresso machine.
Curiosity is diligently trucking away on Mars, and NASA kindly posts all the raw images sent back to Earth online. I am enthralled by the gallery. Some are of Curiosity inspecting itself, but it’s mostly high resolution pictures of the dirt and pebbles of an alien world. It makes Mars feel familiar and tangible, and makes the distance from here to there seem all that greater. Stay tuned, more pictures are being radioed back from 154 million miles away.
The New Yorker has complied a mind-blowing set of photos from NASA’s archive titled tentalisingly, ‘Space things that look like Earth things.‘ Seriously, Mickey Mouse has colonised Mercury? Should never have canceled our newspaper subscription.
Way back in the 1970s, NASA used to have all these astoundingly epic conceptual visions of the future, as these artistic renderings show. Here we are, four decades later, where human settlements are still pretty earthbound. But these sci-fi dreams are still worth lusting after.
Does this count as travel photography? Hopefully one day we’ll all get to experience what a select few astronauts have felt floating up above our blue planet. Until that time, we have their photo mementos instead. Exploring this NASA site isn’t the easiest. And that‘s half the fun. It’s a pure lucky dip. Start in the collections and move onto missions.
You’ll need to watch this closely to believe what you’re seeing. And what is it you’re seeing, you ask? Well, this is stunning footage of ‘the earth as it’s never been seen before in a combination of time lapse sequences taken from the International Space Station’. Sublime.
Produced by Shadow Play, an independent label based in New York City, each piece is digitally custom-printed with actual images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Yes, we agree, this is a great buy for all you astro-lovers out there.
Constructing Space began when I realised that NASA hand-colour their images of space. Disillusioned, I created my own space images that, like NASA’s, were a little bit truthful and a little bit fake. I paint with light in my darkroom, making colour photograms of 4,565 billion year-old meteorite particles. Their trace on the light sensitive photographic paper creates the stars in my ‘galaxies’. In 2011, a digital copy of one of these photograms went into space on board NASA’s Space Shuttle Endeavour.
This is HUGE! Ever think are we alone in this universe? Well, maybe we’re not. This new planet has the same structure, atmosphere, and climate as Earth. Here is the press conference. Now, let me know when E.T. gets here.
NASA, once seen as the pinnacle of technological achievement, now seems a little clunky and dated. Michael Tseng’s reworking of the space agency’s look and logo might put a little vigor back in those weary bureaucrats and inspire a new generation of astronauts.
A styrofoam beer cooler, a cheap camera, a little helium, and $150, goes a long way — a whopping eighteen miles into the stratosphere. Two MIT students have proven that DIY is a much more cost efficient way of taking pictures of the curvature of Earth than any of NASA’s costly programs.