[CONCEPT] The upcoming Space Exploration Signature Auction held by Heritage Auctions on April, 18th in Dallas features some interesting pieces, especially the manuals, press kits and other space-related printed material. Since most of them are from the 70's, they have a unique style.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Celestial bodies come out from the darkness of space. Their different colors and patterns seem to express the diversity of planets found in the universe. This is what you want to see, but Christopher Jonassen's photographs are way more down to earth.
[DIGITALLY-INSPIRED] Located on the ceiling of the Sherry and Joel Malin Sculpture court at the Cornell University, this installation is made of nearly 12,000 LEDs lights. The dynamic light display is a tribute to Carl Sagan, the astrophysicist and professor at Cornell who popularized science through his cult show Cosmos.
[CONCEPT] Playboy is teaming up with Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson's space tourism company, to launch the first intergalactic nightclub, located on a space station orbiting around the Earth, the moon or beyond.
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If we believe that the outer space photographs taken by the sophisticated NASA equipement are quite objective, we should keep in mind that the craftmanship of those very images truly depends on times and means available. As an example, those prints by Etienne Léopold Trouvelot, a painter employed by the Harvard College Observatory during the last quarter…
According to press agency Newscore, Russia is in discussion with European Space Agency and Nasa about the construction of an international moon base. Presence of large amount of wate near the lunar south pole by American agency in 2009 may have lead to an increasing interest for the natural satellite.
The Jamesburg Earth Station is on sale. Located in Carmel Valley, CA, this station was built in the 60′s and was the first one to receive live images from the 1969 Apollo 11 mission. Amongst the various amenities are a three-storey house, 160 acres of land, a basketball court, two wells of water. The place…