Hero Dad Builds An Amazing Interactive Spaceship For His Son's Bedroom

MAKE Magazine's Jeff Highsmith wanted to build his 4-year-old son an interactive model of an Apollo spacecraft. The result was the surprisingly complex play area seen here – but to really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this project, you really must watch the making-of video. Seriously, this'll blow… » 8/01/14 2:26pm 8/01/14 2:26pm

Watch All 13 Saturn V Rocket Launches in One Jaw-Dropping Video

The Saturn V is the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket humans have ever built. In 13 missions, it took 24 astronauts beyond earth's orbit, including all 12 who ever set foot on the moon, without a single loss of life. Watch in awe as its entire career launches before you. » 10/26/13 8:53am 10/26/13 8:53am

Check Out These Beautiful Photos From The Apollo 11 Moon Mission

Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the first time humans set foot upon the Moon, when the Lunar Module of Apollo 11 landed on July 20th, 1969. Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took plenty of stunning photos, and here are a few shots from angles you may not have seen before. » 7/21/13 12:03pm 7/21/13 12:03pm

Is This The Gumpert Apollo Enraged Arriving At The Geneva Motor Show?

Gumpert has announced they will premiere two new versions of their always insane Apollo at this week's Geneva Motor Show—an 860 horsepower Apollo R and the Apollo Enraged. We believe this is a picture of the latter version being unloaded at the Palexpo in Geneva. » 3/04/12 2:00pm 3/04/12 2:00pm

This is proof we landed on the moon

New photos released by NASA today are the sharpest ever taken of the Apollo landing sites on the moon, showing the parked lunar rover and the tracks it made. It even shows the research equipment and the footpaths of Apollo astronauts four decades on. Any doubters left? » 9/06/11 12:55pm 9/06/11 12:55pm

Formula 1 driver Sutil gives a Gumpert some Nürburgring wall rash

Formula 1 driver Adrian Sutil was apparently behind the wheel of this Gumpert Apollo when it took the route less traveled around part of the Nürburgring. Yep, carbon fiber crash protection system works. Hat tip to Kozak & Kai! » 7/19/11 12:30pm 7/19/11 12:30pm

20-year-old destroys borrowed $400K Gumpert Apollo

A young German man wrecked a Gumpert Apollo along a highway near Brokdorf, Germany while maneuvering around a slow corner at high speeds, causing the car to skid into a pasture. The 700-hp supercar was stripped of much of its carbon fiber body, leaving on the passenger compartment intact. » 4/11/11 12:30pm 4/11/11 12:30pm

Feel the rush of an 800-hp Gumpert Apollo on Monza in the wet

Perhaps all of those asides made about the Gumpert Apollo's appearance in relation to the new Gumpert Tornante finally got to it, as this weekend a modified 800-hp Apollo hit Monza with one question: who you callin' ugly? » 3/07/11 9:30am 3/07/11 9:30am

'74 Buick Apollo Isn't A Nova, Crusher Doesn't Care

Malaise Novas have become pretty rare, and the badge-engineered Buick version has nearly disappeared from the earth. Here's one I found at a local self-service wrecking yard. » 1/17/10 11:00am 1/17/10 11:00am

Gumpert Apollo Sport Sets Nürburgring Production Lap Record

The truly mean Gumpert Apollo Sport has powered its way to a Nürburgring lap time of 7:11.57, simultaneously setting the fastest lap for a production road-legal car and embarrassing the competition. » 8/19/09 3:40pm 8/19/09 3:40pm

One Giant Leap For Mankind: Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Today, forty years ago, mankind took a giant leap and stepped foot on the surface of our moon. It's a perfect time to celebrate with a look back at the Apollo 11 mission. » 7/20/09 5:15pm 7/20/09 5:15pm

Moonlander Chevy Captiva Drives You To The Moon

German company Fahrmitgas is helping us in America celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with the release of the limited edition Chevy Captiva Moonlander. Creepy silver space suit is included. » 7/17/09 6:15pm 7/17/09 6:15pm

The $7,000 Custom Key Fob

If expensive supercars and gold paint jobs aren't unique enough for you, Eng-i-Creation can whip up a one-off silver and gold embellished custom folding key-fob for only about $7,000. » 5/29/09 1:30pm 5/29/09 1:30pm

Parking With a Gatling Gun

XKCD issue #562 depicts a scene dear to everyone’s heart who has ever witnessed a moron fail egregiously at parking. Let’s advance the idea and move from blowtorches to rotary cannons. » 4/10/09 12:00pm 4/10/09 12:00pm

Gumpert Apollo Speed: We Uncover 223 MPH Beast Before Geneva Reveal

Gumpert tried to hide the much faster Gumpert Apollo Speed from us by putting it in the dark before its 2009 Geneva Motor Show debut. Don't they know we have Photoshop? » 2/12/09 5:30pm 2/12/09 5:30pm

1970s Apollo Motorhome

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/04/08 10:00am 11/04/08 10:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Since I started doing Down On The Street, I've been hoping to find an old street-parked Airstream for the series. There are a few on the island, but they're stubborn driveway…

Gumpert Apollo, Top Gear's Top Car, Officially Coming To America!

Click to view » 9/09/08 9:30am 9/09/08 9:30amAccording to the good folks at , the Gumpert Apollo, the , is officially coming to America — and not just as a . The German company announced this weekend a partnership with the Arizona-based tuning shop to have them handle US-market final assembly of ten cars per year, along with performance validation…

2008 Gumpert Apollo Type S

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Today we're going to prove that DOTS isn't just about old cars, nor is it just about daily drivers or beaters with potatoes for gas caps. If it's parked in public within the city… » 8/07/08 9:00am 8/07/08 9:00am

Top Gear Drives Mitsuoka Orochi, Proves It's Still The Ugliest Car In…

If you haven't seen this week's blisteringly fast episode of Top Gear already and you plan on doing so without having plot details spoiled, you should probably ignore this post in its entirety. The rest of you should hit the jump. » 7/28/08 4:01am 7/28/08 4:01am

Gumpert Apollo Hybrid Testing At The Ring?

Well, we knew it'd be out at the Race At Nürburgring 24-hour endurance race, but it looks like it was getting some test time out at the ring a week early. Oh, and did we mention the hybrid Apollo's purportedly rated at 800 HP? Yes, we know it's not the same color as the one we saw in Wired but we're getting… » 5/17/08 2:41pm 5/17/08 2:41pm