Posts tagged "space"

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 bored,” she…

Catherine Strawn / April 3, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: The Best 13 Minutes Of Your Life, Astronauts, And Online Gender

The most desirable length of time for sex is between seven and 13 minutes, according to a random sample of Americans and Canadians. Anything less was “too short,” while anything more was “too long.” Interestingly enough, an NFL game’s half-time lasts 12 minutes. So, if you use seven minutes for sex, you’ll still have five…

Catherine Strawn / March 5, 2008
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