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This is just awful. What a huge blow to the private spaceflight industry.
Virgin Galactic was testing their SpaceShipTwo, a new type of plane designed to take passengers 62 miles into the sky! That's the edge of outer space!
Sadly, a "serious anomaly" caused the craft to fall from the sky, and crash into the Mojave Desert.
Virgin Galactic released a statement:
The astronauts aboard the International Space Station must get bored and lonely sometimes.
When you're floating 250 miles above the Earth's surface, you're pretty far from everyone else… but that doesn't mean you're left out!
Jean-Claude Van Damme is the coolest, most badass, most butt-kickingest guy on planet earth.
And now… he's the best OFF planet earth too!!
Remember when Van Damme did his epic split for Volvo? Where he was suspended between two big rigs and his junk somehow didn't rip in half?
Well someone did our favorite version yet by putting JCVD into outer space!
Ever wonder what it'd be like to see JCVD doing a split while floating around in earth's orbit??
Us too!! Thanks goodness someone made this video!
Check out the vid and prepare to have your mind blown (above)!
Eat it, Sandra!
In case you've been living under a rock for the past month or so, the Los Angeles Dodgers have been on FIRE lately, and one of the big reasons for their success has been their All-Star pitcher Clayton Kershaw!
The strikeout machine made the most of his day off yesterday and made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about the season!
But once all of the baseball blabber came to an end, they talked about more important things, like space!!
About 2 minutes into the interview (above), Clayton reveals that his great uncle Clyde Tombaugh actually discovered Pluto, so needless to say his family was NOT happy when they heard it was downgraded to a dwarf planet!
But don't worry Clayton, we totally agree with your fans! Pluto will always be a planet it our hearts, too! LOLz!!
Chris Hadfield is probably the coolest guy we've ever had in space. Sure, there are people that have done monumental things and accomplished crazy firsts, but none of them had been as open with the huge amount of curious people on Earth!
Chris was very good about answering questions online and doing video demonstrations about what goes on in the International Space Station — something he could find time to do, even though he was the Commander. He taught us about brushing teeth to cleaning up spills, and he even promised to cover Space Oddity on his guitar as requested by his followers on the internet.
HOLY SHIZZ DID HE DELIVER (above)!
He also made sure to plug a dangerous ammonia leak during an impromptu space walk before turning over command and heading back to Earth!
What an amazeballs dude! WE OWE HIM A BEER! Ha!
So, you guys realize that there are a lot more people out there than you'd think that have $500,000 to blow, right?
Take that simple fact and it hits home that Elon Musk just might be putting people on Mars much sooner than we thought!
It's true, here at SpacePerez we don't F around when it comes to space. Space is as legit as it gets! LOLz!
That means when we say that Elon is planning to send people to Mars — about 80,000 of them — for $500,000 a piece, you know it isn't some dream.
The list of places we want to see is just growing and growing — and we don't mean here on Earth.
Space travel will be a reality some day, and if they don't stop finding new planets, we here at SpacePerez.com will never have enough time to see them all.
Science has just discovered THREE more exoplanets (planets not in our solar system).
This is a big find, because