Posts tagged "space"

Porn Star Coco Brown Figures Out How To Get To Outer Space, Makes Us Feel Stupid

Turns out, we've been going about this whole traveling to outer space thing all wrong. We didn't have to become an astronaut or save up millions of dollars to get a seat on Richard Branson's moon flight. Adult film star Coco Brown (sometimes known as Honey Love) figured out how to make that shit happen.
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 4, 2013

If You Wish To Make A Fabulous Dress, You Must First Invent The Universe

A flirty mini dress in a stunning galaxy print, for less than $50: perfection. Add black tights, pointy toe pumps, a cropped blazer, and this astronaut necklace to really complete the look. [$44, ROMWE]…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 21, 2013

Hopes And Dreams For Earth’s Twin Planet, KOI

Last week, NASA scientists predicted that they would discover Earth's universal twin within a year. Well, they made good on that promise and way early. Wednesday, the Kepler telescope found KOI, short for Kepler Object Interest, a very promising candidate for Earth twindom. Not the name I would have chosen, but I'm not complaining. We…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 11, 2013

NASA Is Developing Warp Speed!

  Apparently the Milky Way contains 17 billlllllion planets the size of Earth. Billlllllion. [Newser] And NASA is apparently developing warp speed technology -- yes, just like on "Star Trek"! -- so we can, you know, in theory, explore them. I think it's time for us to review the tenants of the Prime Directive don't you? God, this give…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 9, 2013

Etsy Spotlight: Stunning Space Jewelry

I recently bought myself a Rosette Nebula necklace from an Etsy artist, because my middle name is rose and I love space photography. It's even more beautiful in person, and I've been getting so many compliments on it I thought, "Damn, everyone should have a cool piece of space jewelry!" Want to get in o…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 17, 2012

Will Somebody Take Me To Space, Please?

Space fun fact: IT MAKES YOU TALLER! Astronauts who orbit the earth have gained up to two inches in height while floating in oute0r space. The lack of gravity in space allows the vertebrae in the spine to stretch out and separate. The lack of gravitational pressure gives the spine the freedom to spread out…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 17, 2012

The Aurora Borealis Cocktail Is The Coolest Drink Ever

Want to know a neat trick? Apparently if you add pink lemonade concentrate to gin (or vodka) and tonic, you'll have a pretty pink cocktail that turns into a crazy bright aquamarine OUTER SPACE DRINK under a black light. So round up your friends, mix up some of these Aurora Borealis cocktails, re-watch…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 17, 2012

How To Watch This Weekend’s Perseid Meteor Shower

This Saturday -- tomorrow! -- night, the Earth will pass through a cloud of debris from the Swift-Tuttle comet, resulting in a fantastic display of meteors streaking across the sky (or through the atmosphere, if we want to get technical). Known as the Perseid meteor shower, this celestial show is like Christmas for space nerds,…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 10, 2012

4 Reasons Why Space Sex Sounds Like An Awful Idea

Our favorite part of Newt Gingrich's platform was his promise to build an American moon colony. "Imagine weightlessness and its effects" he said of the benefit of the space honeymoons, which he believes will be all the rage in a few short years. We're not really seeing romantic space getaways catching on anytime…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / January 27, 2012

Rock Concert In Space?

Rock band Muse is aiming to be the first band to perform a live gig in space. Frontman Matt Bellamy (boyfriend of Kate Hudson) is hard at work plotting the band's liftoff on Richard Branson's soon-to-launch Virgin Galactic. "Maybe I've seen The Jetsons too many times ... [but] I'm thinking of approaching Richard…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 4, 2011

Katy Perry Gets Russell Brand A Trip To Space For His Birthday

Katy Perry is officially the best birthday gift giver, possibly ever. For her fiance Russell Brand's 35th anniversary of existence, she has bought him a trip to space. He'll be making the voyage on the Virgin Galactic. After three days of astronaut training, he'll be aboard the shuttle that will travel 365,000 feet…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 3, 2010

Giant Freaking Space Rose

NASA is neat! With the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (or WISE), they've captured an image they've likened to a "cosmic rosebud blossoming with new stars." The red-hot glow emanates from the lusty young stars, while the green leaves are created by polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. And awesomeness. So there you have it, a rose chilling out…
By: Erica Maxwell / March 18, 2010

Get Ready For Sex On The Moon In 2012

Just a few days ago, it was announced that water was found on the moon. Shortly after came the news that there will be a hotel in space by 2012. Which will obviously be super convenient, since the earth is slated to crumble that year. Xavier Claramunt, the founder/president of the Galactic…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 17, 2009

One Small Step For Man, One Giant Leap For Mankind

On July 16, 1969—40 years ago this week—the Apollo 11 spacecraft landed on the moon while millions of people watched on their television sets. Four days later, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the moon, which according to legend should still be visible since the moon has no atmosphere or…
By: Justine Fields / July 14, 2009

Oh, The Questions We Have For Female Astronauts

Space mission. Space station. Space junk. We're proud of space-loving astronaut Megan McArthur, who's on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis with six dudes. The ship's mission is to repair the Hubble Space Telescope, and as chief robotics officer Megan used the shuttle's 50-foot robotic arm to release the Hubble back into orbit. No one will…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 20, 2009

Digital Time Capsule With Superstar Sperm Is Being Sent To Space

Space, the final frontier, is getting a new voyager and some sperm that’s outta this world! Richard Garriott, the video game visionary behind Tabula Rasa, is going to be the sixth private citizen to be sent to outer space. How’d he get so lucky? Well, he’s started a program to collect, create, and carry digital…
By: Simcha / September 8, 2008

Space: The Final Frontier In Wedding Locations

If you're having trouble finding a location for your wedding, you have a new option: space. Japanese company First Advantage and the U.S.-based private space flight firm Rocketplane Global announced last week they will host weddings in space for $2.3 million. Who knows whether happily married couples will get to consummate their marriage while they're…
By: Catherine Strawn / July 7, 2008

Astronomers Find A Trio Of Super-Earths

Despite all the Star Trek I watched as a kid, it didn't teach me much about space or science because I almost failed astronomy in college and didn't graduate. That said, I think the idea of the universe being filled with all these other planets and stars and what have you is insanely fascinating. And…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2008

Her Love Will Go On

Stories about old people in love make us go awwww, even when they're slightly creepy. For the last 14 years, 75-year-old Wan Fengxia has reportedly been writing letters to her husband, who has been dead the whole time. "If I tell people around me all the time about my feelings, they might get…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 3, 2008