The nation's most glamorous space shuttle is coming home! California Science Center President Jeffrey Rudolph just announced that the Endeavor, a gorgeous Palmdale native with a 78-foot wingspan, will be returning to its area of birth on September 20, barring weather or other issues.
To give Endeav ... More >>
Despite what those freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches from the museum gift shop might lead you to believe, designing astronaut food is a lot more complex than it might appear. Nobody understands this better than the NASA food scientists who are currently planning a menu for the prospective 3-year mi ... More >>
"Thank you for having me!" he says at the end. "Any questions?" In a tiny, hole-in-the-wall art gallery in central L.A., a rocket scientist is wrapping up a talk titled "Getting There: Science Fiction ... and Fact." The gallery founder, wanting to add a bit of oomph to a space-related exhibit, had r ... More >>
SpaceXDragon.The Space Shuttle might be a relic of the past, but that doesn't mean America isn't still going to space. More and more, it's becoming a private affair.
Elon Musk's Hawthorne-based SpaceX was given a preliminary green light by NASA today for its second space mission. This one wi ... More >>
Source images from dominos.jpThe Japanese out-innovate America? Yes, they do!
From: Shuji Sakai, LA Weekly
To: Scott Oelkers, C.E.O. of Dominos Pizza Japan
In re: Your wacky video to build a Domino's on the moon.
Dear Mr. Oelkers:
We realize you planned and spent the money on y ... More >>
Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull.In 1967, Ian Anderson traded a Fender Stratocaster that previously belonged to Lemmy from Motorhead for a flute, since he felt he would never be as good of a guitar player as Eric Clapton. The rest is history.
We caught up with Anderson to chat about the album Aq ... More >>
Space Shuttle Endeavor -- soon to be horizontal, en route to LAX.We, along with Tucson massacre survivor Gabrielle Giffords, were relieved to see NASA's shuttle Endeavor make a safe landing in Florida just after midnight. (Video evidence after the jump.) Hats off to Mark Kelly, Giffords' loya ... More >>
NASATemple City High, Class of 1978Updated after the jump: NASA has postponed the 39th and final Discovery mission until at least Nov. 30. Well, that was anticlimactic. Originally posted at 11:04 a.m.
Venice has Morrison; Long Beach has Snoop; Compton has the venerable Coolio.
Now, the San ... More >>
Sushi PopperSushi on a Stick!
Here's a pop quiz: Name a few items, food or otherwise, that are sold in a tube. Toothpaste? Check. Push Pops? Double check. Yoplait Go-gurt? Yuck (but a check nonetheless). Soon we can add sushi to that list as culinary entrepreneurs Lucas Furst and Evan Kaye a ... More >>
It's been 40 years since the lunar landing, when the idea of food in space suddenly became more fascinating than, well, the food on your plate. Remember Space Food Sticks and Tang? (Check out the old commercials, on YouTube, after the jump.) These days space food has gone more upscale than, say, Ast ... More >>
Yes. It's beer. From outer space.
Just when you think they can't possibly top themselves with out-of-this-world product tomfoolery, the Japanese have done it again. Sapporo sent up some barley to the International Space Station a few years ago. They grew it for five months. Then they made i ... More >>
It was cool. It was a big Happening with flashing lights, lots of color, inspiration, 100,000 people screaming along in unison, moved by the pure ... spectacle of it. If we were in North Korea, these songs would have been about the Supreme Leader and we would have all been flashing colored placards ... More >>