One thing most of us Earthlings may not realize is that outer space smells. Thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, so can you. Over a decade ago, NASA chemists developed a scent that mimics the “smell of space” in order to give astronauts a whiff of the cosmos before they left Earth’s atmosphere. Now, the company Eau de Space has gotten its hands on that scent, and you can order a bottle (or ten) through its Kickstarter. Continue reading NASA’s ‘smell of space’ is available as a perfume
Boeing’s troubled 737 Max is reportedly close to a key round of test flights. Reuters and BBC News sources understand Boeing and the FAA are due to start a three-day set of flight safety tests for the airliner on June 29th. The aircraft crew will run a string of “methodically scripted” scenarios meant to push the (hopefully fixed) MCAS anti-stall technology to its limits, according to Reuters. Continue reading Boeing poised to start crucial 737 Max flight safety tests tomorrow
From this point forward, NASA’s Washington DC headquarters will be known as the Mary W. Jackson NASA Headquarters, named after the agency’s first Black female engineer. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced the change today. Continue reading NASA names its DC headquarters after its first Black female engineer
Astronomers are having an easier time finding fast radio bursts as of late, and that now includes the first regular pattern for those bursts. A research team from MIT and elsewhere has discovered that something 500 million light-years away is routinely producing four days of seemingly random but frantic bursts, followed by 12 days of silence — something that happened consistently for 500 days of study. Continue reading Astronomers find the first known regular pattern of fast radio bursts
Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has become the first private company to take humans into space, they’re breaking down the high-tech spacesuits worn by astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on the Falcon-9-powered Dragon capsule to the International Space Station. Continue reading SPACEX EXPLAINS HOW DRAGON SPACESUITS WORK IN NEW VIDEO
Just days after the long-rumored sequel to Scarface got a director in Luca Gaudagnino, high-end jeweler Jacob & Co. announced a blinged-out timepiece honoring Brian De Palma’s cinematic classic. Continue reading ‘SCARFACE’ HONORED WITH LIMITED EDITION WATCH FROM JACOB & CO.
That’s not a spaceship, it’s a clock. It may have been inspired by spacecraft design, given MB&F calls this joint project with L’Epée the Starfleet Explorer clock, but in the end, it’s here to elegantly ground your daily grind by making counting the hours a little more fun. Continue reading MB&F AND L’EPÉE LAUNCH OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD STARFLEET EXPLORER DESK CLOCK