Space Jams

The 'Telemetron' Is a Post-Earth Musical Instrument Designed for Zero Gravity

The Telemetron generates musical compositions using gyroscopic “chimes.”
Becky Ferreira
Internet Insecurity

The Rising Price of Bitcoin and Ethereum Is Leading to More Hacking Attempts

If you own bitcoin or ether, two-factor authentication (and not with SMS) is your friend.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai

The Lost Photos of America's First Spacewalk

The 50th anniversary of the Gemini IV mission is a great time to marvel at some spaceflight porn.
Kaleigh Rogers

The Scariest Spacewalks in History

Floating around outside a spaceship. What could go wrong?
Becky Ferreira
Motherboard Blog

America's First Space Walker Didn't Want to Come Back

On June 3, 1965, Ed White stepped out above Hawaii and, for twenty minutes, became the first American human spaceship.
Motherboard Blog

There Was No Escape from the Sketchiest, Most Cramped Soviet Spaceflight

The Soviet Voskhod spacecraft was a hollowed out Vostok with almost no safety provisions. And it worked.
Amy Shira Teitel
Motherboard Blog

Gemini 11 Orbited Earth Four Times Farther Than the Shuttle

On September 12, 1966, Gemini 11 launched and set a record for highest Earth orbital mission.
Amy Shira Teitel
Motherboard Blog

NASA Didn't Learn To Fly in Space Until It Was Seven Years Old

NASA learned how to fly in space 47 years ago. At least, that’s when it first started figuring it out. The Mercury program that launched the first American astronauts really just took them along for a ride. But the second program was different.
Amy Shira Teitel
Motherboard Blog

Moon Diapers and Pee Condoms: the Evolution of Deep Space Evacuation

You'd be a lying crazy person if you said it hasn't crossed your mind, and in the 1960s it was one of the most common questions posed to NASA’s astronauts: how do you go to the bathroom in space?
Amy Shira Teitel
Motherboard Blog

NASA Needs To Relearn How To Roll The Dice

NASA used to take risks. It used to occasionally throw caution to the wind and just go for broke on some pretty dangerous missions. In short, and to be slightly crude, NASA used to have balls.
Amy Shira Teitel