We’re suckers for pretty aircraft and beautifully lit photography—like this shot of a Utah Air National Guard KC-135R Stratotanker as it casts its reflection on a recently watered flight line at sunset. Read More >>
Dutch photographer Maurice Mikkers has taken micrographs (photos taken through a microscope) of a host of narcotics and medicines, from the birth control pill to LSD. The results are incredible. This colourful image shows potassium bitartrate, also know as cream of tartar. See more >>
What happens if you put a 4,000-watt motor (that's nearly five horsepower) on a bicycle built of strong, lightweight materials? I’ll tell you: pure craziness and power pedalling at high speeds you could only dream of before.
How many sailors do you need to pull a helicopter to the ground? Five, but they all have to be on the staff rotor! Sorry, that’s an awful joke. Actually, this image shows a team fast-roping a helicopter. Read more >>
Preparing to abandon Baikonur, Roscosmos, Russia’s Federal Space Agency is knee deep in building their new spaceport, called the Vostochny Cosmodrome (Easter Spaceport) in the Russian Far East. Read More >>
As one of the most iconic example of British aerospace engineering, XH558 is on her last tour. She will star at several air shows, including the world’s largest military air show, the Royal International Air Tattoo, before grounded forever in September.
The infrared eye of the Suomi NPP satellite captured this amazingly atmospheric light show created by the southern lights — aka aurora australis — over Antarctica before dawn on the 24th of June 2015. Read more >>
NASA is exhibiting two remarkable pieces from its two doomed space shuttles, that have never before displayed for the public, along with other space memorabilia from the ill-fated Challenger and Columbia missions.
This is the interior of an electrode housing box. It may not look much, but the gold–platinum test cube will fly aboard the European Space Agency’s LISA Pathfinder mission in an attempt to achieve the best free-fall ever. Read more >>
Russian photographer and urban explorer Ralph Mirebs just published one of the saddest photoseries on space exploration: Two Burans—the prototype space shuttles of the Russian space programme—slowly decaying in their burial crypt.