How NASA Solved A $100 Million Problem For Five Bucks

A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardized the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of dollars it was going to take to make… » 1/31/12 3:15pm 1/31/12 3:15pm

This is the new "Space Shuttle"

With the final launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and only one more launch before the program is retired, NASA officially announced the shuttle's replacement today: the Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV). How uninspiring of a name is that? » 5/24/11 3:30pm 5/24/11 3:30pm

VW Semis Are Totally Wicked

Volkswagen in the US has carefully crafted an identity of high-quality cars offering premium features at reasonable prices. You'd never know they also build heavy trucks that are ten kinds of badass. Like this — the VW Constellation. » 4/15/10 8:30am 4/15/10 8:30am

Flight Delay: Lockheed Constellation Edition

Pea soup fog at both Burbank and San Francisco airports has provided a few moments to reflect on this ten foot long TWA Lockheed Constellation model suspended above our seat. The plane was designed by Kelly Johnson and served not only as one of the first pressurized commercial airliners, but also under President… » 11/06/07 1:15pm 11/06/07 1:15pm