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Will Somebody Take Me To Space, Please?

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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 up to three percent. Scientists haven’t figured out why this gravity trick only affects the spine, but they say the stretching out is similar to what occurs every night when we lie down to sleep. As the spine relaxes the vertebrae spread out — and if you measure yourself in the morning, you might find that you’re a centimeter to an inch taller. Sadly, the added height doesn’t last — for astronauts or the rest of us. As soon as we stand up from sleeping, and as soon as astronauts return to earth, the vertebrae are compressed again by gravity, and we lose our extra inches. [NASA]

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 the footage of the Curiosity landing, and play a rousing game of “Pin the mohawk on Bobak Ferdowsi.” Cheers! [Boing Boing]

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How To Watch This Weekend’s Perseid Meteor Shower

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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, and I’ll definitely be heading out to the country to see it. Want to nerd out with me? Here are six tips and tricks for having the best stargazing experience! Keep reading »

4 Reasons Why Space Sex Sounds Like An Awful Idea

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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 soon. Zero-gravity sex sounds like a disaster to us. Our reasons after the jump. Keep reading »

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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 Branson to see if we could do it on his spacecraft … I do think it will be possible in the future and I’m sure it will happen in my lifetime. We’d love to be part of that,” he told The Sun. The last thing to figure out? How to keep amps from knocking out crowd-surfing fans in zero-gravity conditions. “We do have a lot of equipment, so I guess we’d have to use pods to carry our stuff and we’d scale back the shows a lot,” he said. That’s would be some in-flight entertainment. I wonder if I can get a free ticket if I volunteer to be a roadie? I could carry the equipment no problem if it weighs nothing. [Guardian UK] Keep reading »

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 into the atmosphere traveling much, much faster than the speed of sound. Russell and the other passengers will experience five minutes of weightless during the flight, and will be able to see 800 miles in any direction into space or towards the earth below. Keep reading »

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 with the galaxies. Because space is the best boyfriend ever. [The Huffington Post] Keep reading »

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 Suite Space Resort, says, “Tourists come to the hotel with all the necessary items to stay, as if they were staying at the most extreme refuge on earth.” In his magical resort, wealthy patrons can spend about $1,496,499 a night to watch the sun rise 15 times a day, killing the romance of that once precious sight. They’ll be orbiting around the Earth every couple hours, which, if reality is anything like science fiction, will age them years and years. The price tag doesn’t include the rocket trip into space, or the airfare to the Caribbean where the airstrip will be built for these launches. Plus, the project will cost nearly $5 billion to build. Most critics say this won’t be a reality for at least another 15 years. And who knows how long it’ll be before a moon vacation is affordable for the Ramen and comic book crowd. Hopefully the suites will come equipped with hover boards, astronaut ice cream, and Tang made from moon water. But, most importantly, we’ll finally know what it’s like to do it sans gravity! [Asylum] Keep reading »

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 wind to erase the footsteps. Most people will never forget watching the Apollo 11 astronauts skip about on the moon’s surface like little kids. That was a big one, but here are some other space firsts. [Chicago Tribune]
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