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Coffee Aliens Happen. Make Sure You Back Up Your Data.

We’ve discussed many times on the Rocket Yard just how important it is to have a back up system for your storage. Hard drive failure, fire, natural disasters, or even … alien abductions? There is no shortage of threats to our data and Other World Computing fan and video producer Brad Hasse of Bradonio Productions put together a short commercial for…
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Hot Read: ESA Spacecraft Lands on Comet

After ten years and billions of miles of travel, the Philae lander parted today from the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft and landed on the surface of a comet. Philae landed on 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko at 11 a.m. EST, marking the...

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Hot Read: ESA Does Some Catching Up With Comet 67P

About a decade ago, the European Space Agency made a date to meet up with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. After ten years and billions of miles, the agency’s Rosetta spacecraft caught up with its target on Wednesday. “After ten years, five months...

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Keeping An Eye On Other Worlds

As always, OWC is keeping an eye on space exploration news, and let’s just say it’s been an exciting week. Not “hey, the aliens are here and they’ve ended all war and cured all disease!” exciting, but in the...

China Successfully Launches Lunar Rover China Successfully Launches Lunar Rover
With a name like Other World Computing, you can bet we’re incredibly interested in space exploration. That’s why we were so excited to read that China’s Chang’e-3 spacecraft delivered...

ARKYD Kicking For Science: The ARKYD Project
As you proabably already know, OWC has quite the affinity for advancements in both science and space. On May 29th, Planetary Resources launched their Kickstarter project “ARKYD: A Space...

Image credit: Astronomy Education Services/Gingin Observatory There Is Still A Chance To...
We’ve got a space alert for the star watchers among our readers. It isn’t often that a comet is visible to the naked eye, however, Comet PanSTARRS (not to...

Globeman-51 “Warp Drive” Not as Far-fetched as...
The trouble with interstellar travel is that (as one of the most notable authorities on the subject put it) “Space is big. You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely,...

Voyager_Patch After 35 Years of Travel, Voyager...
Thirty-five years ago this week, Voyager 1 was launched. Its mission—along with its sister craft, Voyager 2 (which, interestingly enough, was launched two weeks earlier)—was to explore the outer...

Globe-Astronomy Rare Astronomical Event Today!
Look! Up in the Sky! It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s a planet crossing the face of the Sun! To be more exact, Venus is making its extremely...

SpaceX_Dragon SpaceX Dragon Capsule Docks With ISS
Wrapping up this week’s story, the SpaceX Dragon capsule finally docked with the International Space Station earlier today, making it the first privately-owned craft to dock at the station....

SpaceX to Make Second Attempt Tomorrow Morning SpaceX to Make Second Attempt Tomorrow...
In case you missed the news, SpaceX’s launch attempt for a rendezvous with the International Space Station had to be scrapped just before lift off on Saturday. According to...