The Fastest Spacecraft Ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe

The fastest manmade object ever, NASA’s Parker Space Probe, hurtled toward our Sun at 700,000 kilometers per hour. Its mission: to learn about particle and solar wind acceleration in the Sun’s corona, its shifting outer layer of plasma. It was launched in August 2018 and had to overcome many obstacles even before takeoff—including weight, size, and preparation for radiation and acute variation in temperature. Watch the “Science …

Farewell to NASA’s Kepler Telescope

Kepler—the beloved NASA telescope responsible for discovering 70% of the 3,800 confirmed “alien worlds” to date—officially met its end yesterday. After nearly a decade of exploration, the telescope ran out of fuel and can no longer transmit data or focus on transient objects in space. During its time in flight the Kepler was able to study nearly 150,000 stars simultaneously and could determine exactly which ones …

Vans’ NASA-Inspired Space Voyager Collection

Original spacesuit design informs eight footwear iterations, three jackets and numerous accessories

For the last six decades, NASA‘s been an inspiration the world over. During five of those six decades, Vans has been equipping individuals at the crux of cultural shifts with their iconic footwear, clothing and accessories. To honor the former, Vans has just revealed their Space Voyager Collection and it pays tribute to the space agency through meticulous design nods, including references to the original spacesuit. …