Ever wonder how big things are?

The size of moons, planets, stars and the universe is almost impossible to imagine. Here's a really great visualization to wrap your mind around it a little better. After watching it, how does it make you feel?

Find a way or make one

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam" is Latin for "I shall either find a way or make one." We're about a third of the way through our Firefly Kickstarter project. The idea is simple: We want everyone to be able to do some science and exploration. Students Hackers Small startups Garage Inventors HAM Radio operators "Firefly"... Continue Reading →

FIREFLY: Your DIY exploration platform

We've partnered with Kentucky Space to bring you a flexible DIY exploration platform. It's available for pre-order now! Firefly is a flexible-use fully assembled board that can serve as the basis for the brains, fuel, and voice for many different applications including: high-altitude balloons suborbital flights CubeSat class satellites small payloads for the International Space... Continue Reading →

Not your Grandfathers moon landing

I've been saying that I want to see more talk about space at Hacker conferences, and Part Time Scientists delivered in full force at Chaos Communication Congress last week. Then Part Time Scientists software lead We Faler gave a very technical, but terriffic talk on space communication protocols. Then there was a call to arms... Continue Reading →

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