SpaceX’s 4K Falcon 9 Launch Video

Shot during one of SpaceX’s recent Falcon 9 launches, this 4K video gives space enthusiasts and exploration optimists an unprecedented look into the launch, ascent, descent and landing of one of the most impressive spacecrafts built thus far. Though there have been many videos taken of the Falcon 9, this is the clearest and—thanks to the clarity—undoubtedly the most inspiring. Click through to watch the …

SpaceX and the New Aesthetics of Space Travel

Though the parameters of a trip into Earth’s orbit haven’t changed much since the dawn of our space travel days, the appearance has—whether it be the suits or the ships. On the next NASA trip, in a SpaceX-built capsule, the astronauts will be treated to sleek, modern interiors, cushy seats, touch-screens and wireless consoles. The look is a significant upgrade from previous designs—many of which …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Meditative cattle grazing sounds, a space elevator, the resurgence of silent film and more

Slow Yourself Down to the Sounds of Irish Cattle Grazing From the sounds of cows being herded up a mountain to leaves crunching underfoot on a countryside walk, BBC’s Radio 3 will soon include programming aimed for meditative relaxation. At present, their (generally older) audience tunes in for jazz, opera and classical music. With the upcoming “slow radio,” the BBC is tapping into, more or …