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What Astronauts Heard On The Moon Is Incredibly Eerie — Is This For Real?

Going to the moon is a goal for almost every astronaut, and in the late 1960s, humans accomplished that goal for the first time. It was a monumental technological breakthrough. Many people thought that we would never do it, but in the heat of the Cold War, America made it to the moon.

On our journeys since, some irregularities have occurred. Take these sounds, for example. Bizarre noises were heard on the dark side of the moon, and as you’ll hear in the video below, they were absolutely chilling.

(via Unexplained Mysteries)

If that doesn’t give you the willies, I don’t know what will. I have to hand it to those brave astronauts for going up there. Space travel is clearly creepy.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/astronauts/


Even Mundane Activities Are Insanely Awesome (And Really Difficult) In Space

Everyone has wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut at one point or another. Flying around in outer space has to be a ton of fun, right? And how cool would it be to live without gravity for a little while?

Well, trying to carry out everyday activities is actually extremely difficult without the help of gravity’s reliable pull. Here are a few things that you do every day that would be insanely hard to do if you were up in space.

Brushing your teeth

Making a burrito

Cleaning up spills

Playing music

Working out

Clipping your nails

Getting sick

Playing soccer

Cooking a Thanksgiving meal

Sleeping

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Doing laundry

Washing your hair

Unwinding with your favorite hobbies

Going to the bathroom

Crying

And of course, eating chips

(via Mental Floss)

I’m beginning to question my dreams of becoming an astronaut. It seems like a huge hassle to get anything done up there. I salute you, space explorers. You are braver and more patient than I am.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/mundane-space/


23 Times Neil DeGrasse Tyson Was So Sassy It Hurt

Astrophysicist with attitude.

1. On the end of the world:

2. On measuring the length of blood vessels:

3. On intelligent life:

4. On alternative medicine:

5. On professional athletes:

6. On middle fingers:

If we had twelve fingers, there’d be no middle finger to flip at people with whom you’ve run out of words to communicate.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

7. On The Los Angeles Angels:

Does it disturb anyone else that “The Los Angeles Angels” baseball team translates directly to “The The Angels Angels”?

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

8. On “toxins”:

The likelihood that a person uses the word “toxin” correlates strongly with how much Chemistry the person does *not* know

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

9. On Snoop Dogg:

If @RealJeffreyRoss and other comedians honored @SnoopDogg, would that be a “Pot Roast”?

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

10. On July 4th:

July 4 – Happy Birthday USA. Celebrating the day we declared Independence, and not the day we actually achieved it.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

11. On “total eclipses”:

Total Eclipses occur every couple of years or so. If anyone calls them “rare”, ask if they feel that way about the Olympics.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

12. On the state of television:

America 2012: The Learning Channel has HoneyBooBoo, History Channel has PawnStars: and the Science Channel has PumpkinChunkin

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

13. On the “Super Moon”:

Moon Lunacy strikes again: The impending Supermoon is to an average full Moon what a 16″ Pizza is to a 15″ Pizza. So chillax.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

14. On hip-hop:

I’m quite sure that Frogs were into Hip-Hop long before the music industry was.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

15. On soccer players:

I wonder what Rugby players think every time they see a Soccer player crying in pain from being grazed by another player.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

16. On psychics:

A news headline you hardly ever see: “Psychic Wins the Lottery Again”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

17. On Spanish sportscasters:

Good thing Spanish fútbol sportscasters don’t announce basketball, they’d spend 1/3 of playing time saying “Goooooooooooool”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

18. On plane cabins:

Flight Attendants say: “Cabin pressurized for your comfort & safety.” What they mean is: “otherwise you’d freeze & suffocate”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

19. On “Miss Universe”:

Astrophysicists are monitors of extreme adjectives. Which is why “Miss Universe” to us is just “Miss Earth”.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

20. On airport customs:

Had to wait in line to renew a Passport allowing me to visit members of my own species across artificially conceived borders.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

21. On Olympic curling:

I occasionally wonder whether people who are good at Olympic Curling are also good at sweeping out the basement.

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

22. On Red Bull Stratos:

I’m told somebody’s jumping out of a perfectly good balloon from 23-miles up. The theory of gravity no longer needs to be tested in this way

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

23. And on his DJ name:

If I were ever to become a Hip-hop DJ,I think I’d choose the name “MC-squared”

— neiltyson (@Neil deGrasse Tyson)

Read more: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jarrylee/astrophysicist-with-attitude


The Future Of Space Isn’t NASA… And That’s Not A Bad Thing.

Space: it’s the final frontier.

Space has long been exclusively navigated by the world’s most well-off nations (U.S and the Soviet Union) but the future of space exploration seems to be in the hands of private companies. Since it will be privately funded, CEOs will be able to determine the flight paths (and the style.) These guys are seriously ambitious.

Here are some of the craziest projects in the works from privately funded space programs:

1.) Check in to the Space Hotel: Robert Bigelow, owner of the hotel chain, Budget Suites of America, has also founded Bigelow Aerospace. It aims to facilitate travel destinations in space.

2.) A Giant Solar Generator: The Shimuzu Corporation is planning on building a mega-scale solar generator on the moon’s surface. If all of our energy is generated by solar panels on the moon, how will your neighbors with solar panels on their roof make you feel like a bad person?

3.) Zero Gravity Concerts: Lady Gaga hopes to be the first singer in space. The alien princess will be performing a zero gravity concert in New Mexico’s Spaceport America in 2015.

4.) Asteroid Mining: Planetary Resources, Inc. has an eye on asteroids… but not for the reason you may be thinking. They’re looking to mine them for precious metals.

5.) Space Robotics: The Google Lunar X Prize is a competition program sponsored by Google which challenges anyone to launch a robotic craft into space that can send pictures of the moon’s surface back to Earth. The prize? $20 million.

6.) Space Elevator: Investors are currently seeking funding to build the world’s first space elevator that would take you to a station 60,000 miles above earth. It’s still unclear if the space elevator would place space elevator music, but after an estimated 7 days of travel time, it better have some variety.

Woah, yeah so that was an excellent reminder that the future is now. If you’re as excited as we are to start a real-life Starfleet, give this a share on Facebook.

Read more: http://viralnova.com/private-space-projects/