Man builds 19-foot-tall model of Apollo 11 out of 120,000 LEGO bricks

Every now and again the internet has the capacity to blow our dinky craniums to smithereens — this happens to be one of those moments. Some unplaceable Herculean conviction drove LEGO architect Ryan McNaught to build a 5.76-meter-tall recreation of the Saturn V rocket used for Apollo 11 out of 120,000 plastic bricks. » 1/12/12 9:20pm 1/12/12 9:20pm

What it's like to ride around in NASA's Astrovan

Oh, the weird world of NASA automotives. Here's an inside look at the Astrovan — a.k.a. the Crew Transport Vehicle — that ferries astronauts at Kennedy Space Center to the launch pad. Between this and the Dodge Charger, you have enough material for a weekly drama about astronauts entering illicit street-racing matches … » 11/20/11 12:55pm 11/20/11 12:55pm