Ugly but Successful: Delayed SpaceX Launch Makes Orbit

After the original April 14th launch attempt was delayed, the SpaceX launch of Falcon 9 waited out ominous weather and made it into orbit this afternoon. Although successful, this is the first launch I've seen with a complete dearth of beautiful photographs. » 4/18/14 4:11pm Friday 4:11pm

Unicorn hoof boots to sexually excite the fantasy horse fetishist in…

Turn your ugly human leg into a gorgeous unicorn or dragon leg. For a whopping $440, you can get these made-to-order fantasy hooves from Etsy seller Oonacat. The designer also has a collection of sexy horns for your head because OBVIOUSLY. Had we the cash, we would be wearing these right now and revising our one-man » 3/03/13 1:15pm 3/03/13 1:15pm

Disney World builds a giant, fire-breathing dragon that can FLY

This might be the most amazing thing we've seen all month. In celebration of the brand new Fantasyland expansion, Disney World constructed a life-size, fire-breathing dragon and flew it around the Magic Kingdom. The nighttime video is chill-inducing, as the giant, winged beast spits fire through the sky. Check out the … » 12/12/12 7:49am 12/12/12 7:49am

SpaceX has completed its first commercial cargo delivery to the ISS

Early this morning, SpaceX's supply-hauling Dragon capsule was successfully captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station, in the first-ever commercial cargo delivery to the manned space outpost. » 10/10/12 7:00am 10/10/12 7:00am

The "anomaly" that almost destroyed SpaceX's rocket launch

Last night, SpaceX kicked off its brand new cargo-hauling contract with NASA by launching a supply-laden Dragon capsule on a trip to the International Space Station; and while all signs indicate that Dragon is doing fine, video footage reveals that the Falcon 9 rocket used to lift the capsule had some... technical… » 10/08/12 1:53pm 10/08/12 1:53pm

Check out SpaceX's awesome new SuperDraco rocket engine in action

If you haven't heard of Space Exploration Technologies (aka SpaceX) yet, chances are you will soon. The space transport company is leading the charge to privatize space flight in the wake of the U.S.'s decommissioned space program, and later this year will begin making delivery runs to and from the ISS with its… » 2/02/12 6:35am 2/02/12 6:35am

NASA report confirms: Commercially-designed rockets are way cheaper…

Looks like there's hope yet for a future with affordable space flight: a recently-published report by NASA has confirmed that commercializing rocket design has the potential to dramatically cut costs in ways that could revolutionize the future of space transport. » 9/29/11 12:40pm 9/29/11 12:40pm