When I was a kid, I dreamed of Mars. I wanted to go there, see its strange sights, meet whatever strange beings might live there. Sure, I dreamed of other planets, too, both here in our solar system and in galaxies far, far away, but Mars dominated my childhood fantasies of space like no other celes ... More >>
August is here, which is a bummer for those who love summer. But there's still plenty to do before your favorite season ends -- and much of it is free! Keep reading for three of our favorite free events this week, and check the Westword calendar for a complete listing of events around town. See also ... More >>
Last Friday, Conor McGarrigle walked Colfax Avenue -- the longest continuous commercial street in the U.S. -- and drew a 26.2 mile line captured in a satellite photograph. The walking art performance, named Walking West, was conceived as a catalyst for a discussion of the role of Colfax Avenue in th ... More >>
Spacecraft opened in February as a place where companies and individuals could donate used materials to be repurposed into art. "The mission is about providing easy access to sustainability, giving people a way to make a difference that's fun and doesn't require that they change their entire lifest ... More >>
Chevrolet recently revealed details of the 2014 Corvette Stingray, the first Corvette to be worthy enough to bear the Stringray name since 1976. Those who buy one will join and long -- and proud -- line of Corvette owners, many of whom are living out a dream that took years to bring to fruition. T ... More >>
It might not help you understand Curiosity's mission
This Sunday, the most ambitious mission to Mars thus far will land on the red planet. The Curiosity Rover is on a two-year mission to look for signs of life, study its climate and geology and collect data that might help future manned missions. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science is hosting a li ... More >>
Star Trek and Star Wars and all that descended from them inured us to the real hardships of space travel by making it look so easy. But what was it really like for Yuri Gagarin, the first man to ever leave Earth's atmosphere and orbit the planet? The Soviet cosmonaut took off in his Vostok craft on ... More >>
Take one last look.It was former President George W. Bush who enacted the end of NASA's space shuttle program, set for this year, but he did so in order to make way for a new program, which he promised would usher in new technology, bring humans to Mars and give new breath to the dying space ... More >>
Woody Paige.Update below: Last week, Denver Post columnist Woody Paige admitted using quotes without attribution from a piece by SportsBusiness Journal's John Ourand. In the same item, he also denied an old claim by sportswriter Dan Le Batard that he'd plagiarized him back in the '90s. Now, ... More >>
When it comes to Astronauts, Bruce McCandless II is a straight O.G. Selected by NASA in 1966, a mere eight years after the agency was founded, he got right down to business as the CAPCOM -- the astronaut NASA designates as a mission-control liaison to the astronauts in space -- of Apollo 11, ... More >>
This morning, while most of us in the working world were sound asleep, the dudes from Big Head Todd and the Monsters were at Mission Control in Houston serenading the astronauts aboard the Shuttle Discovery on their last day in space with Big Head's song "Blue Sky."
Sarah CassApparently, for the last forty years or so, NASA has chosen Top-40 songs that the astronauts wake up to every morning on their missions. This year, prior to the April 1 launch of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, NASA, uh, launched the "Space Rock" song contest, which inspired The Lust-C ... More >>
Full space flight crews shown below.Boeing announced on Monday that it would be entering into a partnership with space tourism company Space Adventures to offer tourists rides on its CST-100 spacecraft. The rides will begin in 2015 and Boeing estimates that a passenger ticket on the spacecraf ... More >>
There's a lot to like about this week's flier. First off, who doesn't love LEGO? And can we get a "hell, yeah" for the way the New Ancient Astronauts have cleverly incorporated the LEGO Space Authority's orbiting rocket symbol into the Colorado state flag? Even the eye-bleed-inducing color sc ... More >>
Back again with more great Twits to follow for your burgeoning Twitter feed. As always, follow us at @denverwestword, @cafewestword, @westword_music and @casciato. @satsight: Growing up obsessed with space travel led directly to my current fascination with the ongoing march of technology. T ... More >>
George H.W. Bush.As noted in our blog about a Douglas County school allowing parents to opt out of letting their kids watch President Barack Obama's speech to children on Tuesday, we pointed out that other Commanders-in-Chief have directly addressed younglings -- among them President George W ... More >>
Remembering Apollo 11 at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science.
DigitalGlobe When you want to stalk someone but Facebook and parking outside their house for hours with binoculars just aren't doing it for you, how about buying high-resolution images of their neighborhood as taken by satellites? Sure, you could just get an image off of Google Maps, but if you wan ... More >>
Image by Gaetano Di Achille/University of ColoradoWhat Mars' Shalbatana lake might have looked like 3.4 billion years ago. Even as an Atlas V rocket built by Centennial's United Launch Alliance blasted off yesterday on a mission that may lead to man's return to the moon, University of Colorado at B ... More >>
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Combining everything from hardcore to free jazz, New Ancient Astronauts have all the right stuff.
Thank God for Astronauts launches some heavenly pop.
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As the Denver Museum of Nature & Science looks to the future, employees worry that its original mission has been lost.
A UFO museum may blast off in Denver.
Mission to Mars becomes a long, strange trip.
The sky's no limit for these Colorado scientists. They're heading straight for the Red Planet.
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