I’m a PS3 gamer (Uncharted FTW), with minimal experience with the Xbox. Xbox players have the advantage if you want to play Halo, Fable, and a slew of dancing and Kinect games. But Kinect Star Wars aside, there hasn’t been a game that has made me want to convert. Until now.
Today the Space Shuttle Enterprise arrived in New York City today, thanks to a lift from a Boeing 747. Tthe Intrepid Museum, its future resting place, held a small welcome ceremony for several hundred guests, who included Leonard Nimoy and Senator Charles Schumer.
Criticizing the Space Shuttle is like punching America in the face. After all, it’s been a symbol of national pride for thirty years. But many of my friends and I are celebrating yesterday’s piggy-backed final flight of the Space Shuttle Discovery to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum…because a museum is where the shuttle belongs.
Finnish company Rovio, the creators of the wildly successful game Angry Birds, has announced that a new version, Angry Birds Space, will be released on March 22. Rovio has found an out-of-this-world way to share this news: it had working NASA astronaut, Don Pettit, film a “galactic gameplay premiere” in space.
You read that right. NASA wants volunteers for their four-month simulation to Mars. But instead of conducting tests on confinement and psychological stress, NASA just want to study your tastebuds.
When Richard Garriot de Cayeux, the founder of the Ultima series of computer games and the world’s sixth space tourist, went to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2008, he didn’t just kick back and bask in zero gravity. No, during his twelve-day journey he conducted experiments on the crystallization of protein molecules, took photographs, conducted an art show (really) and…made a horror movie.