These photos look like lost stills from 2001: A Space Odyssey, but they are actually newly digitized images from NASA's Project Gemini program of 1965 and 1966. The Gemini mission was to develop and test technologies that would later be used by the Apollo program to bring humans to the moon. Smithsonian Air & Space selected these and several other images from Arizona State University's March To The Moon site, a clearinghouse for scanned photos from the Project Mercury and Project Gemini programs, that Rob posted about previously. Above and left is Gemini astronaut Ed White, the first American to walk in space. When he finally had to return to the spacecraft after the spacewalk, White said having to come back in was "the saddest moment of my life." He died in the tragic Apollo 1 launchpad fire of 1967.
Alex Wood is an addict but won’t give up his smartphone. But he has five strategies for limiting its control over him: “I used to wake up tired. My body would ache and my head felt sore, like waking up with a hangover. Finally, I took control, like attending an AA class for addicts, I […]
Ok, it’s not just solar powered. It’s also an anti-theft, waterproof marvel that keeps my phone’s power bar from ever getting into the red.Sure the idea seems obvious now – tuck a gigantic solar powered battery pack into an exposed slot and turn the wearer into a walking energy harvester. Simple maybe, but I didn’t […]
You know the drill. You go to the dentist and they ask you how often you floss. You lie through your teeth and say, “every day!” (Bonus points if you have some cilantro or chives stuck in your gums from lunch). You don’t want to keep up the charade any longer, but rubbing that tiny strand […]
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has done outstanding work packing a fully capable desktop computer into a package the size of a deck cards—especially one that only costs $35. But if you already have a working laptop, why should you care? Oh, how much you have to learn. Besides operating well as a compact digital media hub, […]
Custom coffee vessels are the perfect piece of office flair, but it’s just a matter of time before your VOTE FOR PEDRO mug will start to lose its relevant wit. Why not have a new one every day, with whatever silly nonsense you want sticking off the sides? You can save big on your novelty […]