Since August 6th last week, after NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on the martian surface, the interwebs has been abuzz about just how badass the universe is. It’s safe to say that space is, like, sooo hot right now (don’t believe me? check out our interview with the creators of “We’re NASA and We Know It“). So come with me on an intergalactic voyage and explore the outer reaches of space through your computer screens via YouTube videos. Blast off! To infinity and beyond! May the force be with you! Live long and prosper! Other quotes from space-themed movies followed by exclamation points!
Also, the one of the first ever animated cartoons debuted 104 years ago today, so watch it and then think about how sad the ending to “Toy Story 3” was.
Science off the Sphere: Yo-Yos in Space
Everyone knows astronauts don’t spend thousands of hours in space training so they can go into orbit to conduct scientific research to better humanity. They go up there to do really cool stuff in zero gravity like make water balls float and play with yo-yos. NASA Astronaut Don Pettit uses his off-duty time in space to conduct “science experiments” with Legos and then uploading them to YouTube for our enjoyment. Hell to the yeah.
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field (IN 3D!)
Carl Sagan – ‘A Glorious Dawn’ ft Stephen Hawking
Cats in Space
Iron Maiden The Final Frontier
Heavy metal music has rocked its way to all corners of the Earth (spheres have corners?), and now its taking its guitar solos and long hair to the outer reaches of space. To be honest, I hate Iron Maiden, but they recently played at the Verizon Amphitheater, and my Instagram was filled to the brim with pictures of screaming skeleton faces and dudes with sleeveless shirts, so I figured I would make you all suffer with me.
And as promised:
Emile Cohl – Fantasmagorie 1908
Fantasmagorie, one of the earliest examples of animated cartoons, created by Émile Cohl, is shown in Paris, France in 1908.