Looks like Bruce Willis's mining team from Armageddon could be employed again. In a relatively strange press release, according to the Wall Street Journal, a new, fittingly named company called Planetary Resources, Inc. has teamed up with none other than the high officials at Goo ... More >>
via WikipediaIn September, NASA's UARS satellite plummeted back to Earth, scattering debris over the Pacific Ocean. In October, Germany's ROSAT orbiting telescope reentered our atmosphere and crashed somewhere in Southeast Asia. Following this pattern of space crap falling back to Earth comes ... More >>
via Blue OriginA spacecraft funded by Amazon head Jeff Bezos lost control during a test flight and was destroyed, the Wall Street Journal reports. Blue Origin, a commercial space company Bezos funds, is believed to have launched and lost the unmanned craft on August 24th. In a letter written ... More >>
On the Virgin careers website, Virgin Galactic has posted a want ad for Astronauts. They have three positions to fill, and we have sent in our application for consideration. They informed us via auto-reply email that if they feel we are an appropriate candidate, we will be asked to interview. ... More >>
New York is asking NASA to fix their beleaguered 911 system, the Daily News reports. The space agency is better known for doing things like going into space, but city officials hope they can help troubleshoot the out-of-synch and over-budget Emergency Communications Transformation Program as ... More >>
There's the bastard!Multiple videos of a supposed UFO hovering above Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock appeared on YouTube in late January, and plenty of people thought these were the most compelling cases for the existence of extraterrestrial life ever found. Benjamin Radford, "veteran investigat ... More >>
Leave it to the city's finest tabloid, the New York Post, to report back every time Anna Chapman, the sexy Russian spy swapped back to the motherland in July, leaves the house. As it turns out, she's something of a big deal in her home country, schmoozing with cosmonauts and bank bosses.
Each Thursday, your Crap Archivist brings you the finest in forgotten and bewildering crap culled from basements, thrift stores, estate sales and flea markets. I do this for one reason: Knowledge is power.
The Untold History of America: 1492 - 1963
Author: Ray Bilger
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"Thirteen chefs have fallen," says Kevin as if he's talking about victims of a foreign war instead of willing reality show contestants, giving us a taste of the vacuous hyperbole that awaits us. Angelo, meanwhile, carps about his ex-in laws, saying they "just didn't believe ... More >>
NASA has kind of a weird promo going on called "Face in Space," not to be confused with the Nicolas Cage/John Travolta thriller Face/Off. Basically, you can submit a photo of your face (or, if you somehow don't own a photo of yourself, just your name) via the website and have your visage (or ... More >>
New York Senator Thomas Duane really wants a space shuttle in New York. And so do the Boy Scouts. Who are we to say no? Yesterday the Senate unanimously approved a resolution Duane spearheaded that endorses the Intrepid Museum's application to permanently display one of NASA's three retiring ... More >>
It's the anniversary of NASA's moon shot, which means we get yet another bitch session from a disappointed Great American about our shocking lack of colonies on other planets.We remember a nearly identical whine from Tom Clancy some years ago, no doubt on another portentous anniversary -- it might h ... More >>
About a year and a half ago, a pitch fell into my lap from Steven Wells, the infamous NME writer who'd been highly praised and enthusiastically recommended by a determined string of collegial forwards. ("Crazy, brilliant Brit," went one such thumbs-up.) Wells wanted to write a column for this blog j ... More >>
When he wrote "Thank You For Being a Friend," Andrew Gold probably didn't expect it to end up as an anthem for Depends-wearing Golden Girls, but his obscure ditty did find its place as the bouncy theme song to that classic '80s sitcom.
Here is his own version of the song, and it's surprisingly al ... More >>