How SpaceX Dragon V2 dramatically changes space travel in one image

The amazing new SpaceX Dragon V2 spaceship will be able to soft-land anywhere on Earth using rockets and retractile legs with the same accuracy as any aircraft. You can click here know all about it or just look at this image. When Elon Musk says "it lands like a 21st century spaceship should land" he's right. » 5/30/14 12:14pm 5/30/14 12:14pm

These Lada Niva/Russian Space Program Ad Parodies Are So Great

As much as I wish a) these were real ads b) they actually did send a Lada Niva with a roof-mounted cargo box to the Mir and c) there actually were Nivas here in the US, none of these things are true. Still, that doesn't make these parody ads from the University of Television and Film in Munich (HFF München) any less… » 3/14/13 10:10am 3/14/13 10:10am

These Are All The Spaceships Designed To Replace The Soyuz

Right before 2012 skidded to a halt last week, Russia's space agency's main contractor, RSC Energia, announced that they had completed designs for a new spacecraft to replace the venerable Soyuz, and they'd start test flights in 2017. For space geeks like me, this gave me the warm, welcome feeling of something … » 1/04/13 2:00pm 1/04/13 2:00pm

How To Fly A Soyuz Space Capsule

Here's the situation: You wake up, dazed, and find yourself floating weightlessly in the cramped confines of a Soyuz orbital module, possibly the victim of a prank by wealthy, well-connected friends — or maybe some espionage plot. Maybe you owe money to some powerful Russians. Who knows — maybe you even planned it.… » 2/08/12 3:00pm 2/08/12 3:00pm