I for one can’t wait until I’m sitting in a nice comfy cinema seat watching this stunning documentary on the Voyager mission from Irish director Emer Reynolds. From the little I have gleaned from the trailer it looks to be a real treat… I can’t wait. Read More
Elon Musk’s ideological modus operandi has always been to make humanity an interplanetary species. So today, at International Astronautical Congress (IAC), he has unveiled his vision on how this is going to happen. And it’s on a truly grand scale. Read More
For those of you who have read any of my Colony Mars series, you may have spotted that the engine used by the Odyssey Mars transit craft is an EmDrive. This makes a journey time of 10 weeks possible, as opposed to the 6-8 months required by traditional chemical rockets.
But of course this is science fiction — or is it? Well, we’re soon going to find out. Read More
Jose Fernandez is responsible for designing costumes in Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Jupiter Ascending, and quite a few others. So when Elon Musk went looking for a designer, he went knocking on Jose’s door. Read More
Here’s a high-definition video of SpaceX’s fourth attempt to return the main rocket and land it on a drone ship. This time it worked, so what does all this mean? Read More
It’s impossible to overstate the impact of Star Wars. Its arrival in theaters on May 25th 1977 marked the end of one chapter in film history and the beginning of another. It’s a hinge on which film history swings. Upon its release, critic Pauline Kael derided the film as “an assemblage of spare parts—it has no emotional grip… an epic without a dream” Twenty years after its release critic Roger Ebert remarked that the film “colonized our imaginations, and it is hard to stand back and see it simply as a motion picture, because it has so completely become part of our memories.” Read More