Much like recent sci-fi hits Interstellar and Gravity, Ridley Scott’s The Martian is attempting to tackle as much real science as possible. So, what better way to get the details right than to chat up some real-life NASA astronauts?
Several tech companies are working right now to capitalize on the home automation bandwagon, but there have actually been working systems on the market for decades. Here’s a walk-through of the future of home automation, circa 1985.
Approximately 400 years after the original Mayflower transported English settlers to the New World, a solar-powered ship is set to make the same journey — and quite possibly be the first unmanned vessel ever to make the trek.
One of the most expensive things about space travel is the cost of fuel, specifically the fuel needed to lift a crazy-heavy rocket and crew capsule off the ground. But what if we could start off a dozen or so miles above the ground?
Witness the beautiful, retro future that was denied us all. As the few remaining space shuttles gather dust in mothballs at NASA facilities and museums, take a peek at what could’ve been if the program had been given time and attention to flourish.