Going to be impressed when the 3 Falcon Heavy core models land!
Part of the Apollo Flight Journal, Apollo 11 collection giving a detailed account of every second of the Apollo 11 descent and landing. The video combines data from the onboard computer for altitude and pitch angle, 16mm film that was shot throughout the descent. Pretty cool.
From some tooltips:
It's common knowledge that Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on Earth, measured from sea level. A somewhat more obscure piece of trivia is that the point on the Earth's surface farthest from its center is the summit of Mt. Chimborazo in Ecuador, due to the fact that the planet bulges out at the equator. Even more obscure is the question of which point on the Earth's surface moves the fastest as the Earth spins, which is the same as asking which point is farthest from the Earth's axis. The answer isn't Chimborazo or Everest. The fastest point turns out to be the peak of Mt. Cayambe, a volcano north of Chimborazo. And now you know.
DO NOT USE THIS GRAPH FOR PLANNING PURPOSES. It's not that it isn't accurate, it's just that any kind of plan that involves this type of data is probably a bad one.
For aerodynamic reasons, this [protective] gear should probably make it look like you're wearing a very fast airplane.
Chris Anderson talking with SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell about BFR etc.
Amazing Apollo hardware.
A pretty amazing spacecraft, especially the auto-pilot and reusable Energia rockets.
On July 14, 1965, Mariner 4 sent home the very first television pictures of Mars during its historic flyby. But instead of waiting for time-consuming image processing, impatient scientists created this awesome colour-by-numbers wall chart from the raw data.
This big dumb rocket has a lot going for it. The ocean launch is particularly neat.