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Celebrate 60 Years of NASA in Augmented Reality at werd.com

Celebrate 60 Years of NASA in Augmented Reality

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Since its founding in 1959, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA, has pioneered human space exploration. To celebrate its 60th birthday, AstroReality created some sweet gifts: the NASA AR Notebook, which uses AR software to create an interactive experience with the book using your phone’s camera. The NASA Space Mug gives you views from 500 million square kilometers up in the atmosphere, looking down on our blue planet from the iconic International Space Station. And yes, you can drink out of it.

The NASA Archives: 60 Years In Space at werd.com

The NASA Archives: 60 Years In Space

The depths of the NASA Image Archives run very deep. Following The Planets & The Apollo Mission photo books, comes another visual journey into the cosmos: The NASA Archives: 60 Years in Space, features more than 400 historic photographs and rare concept renderings guiding you through NASA’s 60-year history, from the earliest days of Project Mercury to the Mars Rover to today’s development of new space systems for the future.

Build Yourself A Mars Rover At Home at werd.com

Build Yourself A Mars Rover At Home

Posted in Gadgets and Tech & Gadgets

Based on NASA’s Curiosity and the Mars 2020 rovers, the ROV-E mini offers space geeks & tinkerers, build plans and instructions to construct their own scaled-down, 6-wheeled Mars Rover. Designed by engineers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech (JPL) this mini rover model can be built with off-the-shelf parts. The plans & instructions are free to download online.

Sotheby’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Rare Omega Speedmasters at werd.com

Sotheby’s Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Rare Omega Speedmasters

The 50 year anniversary of NASA’s historic Apollo 11 moon landing is upon us. Sotheby’s is celebrating it with a carefully curated sale of incredible Omega Speedmasters, entitled Omega Speedmaster: To the Moon and Back. Highlights of the sale include two Reference 2915-1s and an Alaska III Prototype. The 2915 being the first Speedmaster model ever created & the “Alaska III” was first made for NASA’s Space Shuttle program in 1978. Many other manufacturer-vetted Speedmasters are also up for auction.

An Apollo Mission Photo Book Celebrates The Moon Landing 50 Years Later at werd.com

An Apollo Mission Photo Book Celebrates The Moon Landing 50 Years Later

To mark the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, this new photo book features previously-unpublished images from the NASA archives—now meticulously digitized—captured by the Apollo astronauts during their missions. From among 27,000+ NASA images, the book’s authors curated 225 of the coolest Apollo pictures, creating a unique & inspiring document of a truly milestone achievement of the 20th century.

Tactica One at werd.com

Tactica One

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Made of a classified high-tech composite material noted for both its nuke-proof durability & NASA-worthy ultra-lightweight properties, this advanced, tactical EDC beer-opening device weighs a scant 20 grams yet boasts a staggering 140.000 Yield Strength on the von Mises scale & it will never rust.

<i>Moonfire</i>: The Epic Journey Of Apollo 11 at werd.com

Moonfire: The Epic Journey Of Apollo 11

To mark 50 years since we put a man on the moon, high-quality print publisher Taschen has created a limited 50th anniversary edition of Norman Mailer’s classic book on the groundbreaking Apollo 11 mission. Mailer was hired by LIFE magazine in 1969 to cover the moon shot & his brilliant reportage became the book, Of a Fire on the Moon, which is excerpted in this edition. There are also hundreds of photos from NASA’s archive.

Moen & Nebia Team Up To Create Super-Efficient Spa Shower 2.0 at werd.com

Moen & Nebia Team Up To Create Super-Efficient Spa Shower 2.0

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With backing from Apple frontman Tim Cook, as well as former NASA & Tesla techies, the creators of the Nebia Spa Shower have teamed up with Moen to create a new, more affordable version of their super-efficient, high-end shower. The Nebia Spa Shower 2.0 reduces water use by atomizing the water. The result is a 65% increase in water conservation. The new model also offers improved pressure and is 29% warmer than the original model. A funded Kickstarter.

Montblanc Celebrates Space Exploration with StarWalker Collection at werd.com

Montblanc Celebrates Space Exploration with StarWalker Collection

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We know Montblanc makes fine writing instruments but it turns out they also make fun ones. The new StarWalker collection celebrates NASA space exploration. Each pen in the collection features a translucent dome beneath the emblem, which evokes the earth rising above the lunar horizon. The line-up of the collection includes three editions: a sleek full metal edition, a Doué edition and a Resin edition. Choose fountain, ballpoint or fineliner ink.

MOON Lunar Globe at werd.com

MOON Lunar Globe

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MOON is a lunar globe that combines science & art to create an active 3-D model of the moon. It’s a truly accurate 1/20 million replica of the moon with all the craters, elevation and ridges—topo data that came from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. A ring of LED lights revolve around the globe, recreating the lunar phases as seen from Earth.

Phoozy Protects Your Phone From Heat & Cold at werd.com

Phoozy Protects Your Phone From Heat & Cold

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Phoozy is the world’s first thermal capsule for your smartphone. Keep your phone in one of these & it will never overheat in the sun or freeze on the slopes ever again. With technology adapted from NASA Space suits, it shields your phone from the sun, extreme heat and freezing cold while also providing drop and float protection.

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut at werd.com

The Ordinary Spaceman: From Boyhood Dreams to Astronaut

Clayton C. Anderson was a small-town boy from Nebraska who applied to the NASA astronaut program 15 times in 15 years before being selected and realizing his lifelong dream of becoming an astronaut. Anderson eventually spent 167 days on the International Space Station and did over 40 hours of space walks. This is his tale, from the prairie to outer space, told in his own words.

These Premium Postcards Celebrate The Starry Skies Above at werd.com

These Premium Postcards Celebrate The Starry Skies Above

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With images ranging from pages out of Galileo’s sketchbooks to Chinese star maps to artist interpretations of the universe to rarely seen images from the NASA archives, this box-set of 50 postcards features 3.875 × 5.625-inch premium postcards to share via snail mail with the stargazers in your life.

This Jigsaw Puzzle is Infinite ∞ at werd.com

This Jigsaw Puzzle is Infinite ∞

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Perfect for a lazy holiday afternoon, the Infinite Galaxy Puzzle is a new type of jigsaw puzzle that tiles continuously, meaning it has no fixed shape. Which may take a while to figure out but you can start from anywhere, there’s no up or down, just go & keep going. It features a NASA image of the Milky Way. Among its 139 pieces, it features 3 unique ones: an astronaut, the Space Shuttle, and a satellite.

Field Notes’ 3 Missions Pack Come with a Special Surprise at werd.com

Field Notes’ 3 Missions Pack Come with a Special Surprise

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Designed & created by cult graphic guru Aaron Draplin, Field Notes’ pocket-sized memo books are constantly coming out in new & novel limited editions. The latest, 3 Missions Collection feature dramatic photographs from NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, & Apollo programs and are full of facts & figures. The 3-pack set also contains three “Punch-Out and Assemble” Mission-Specific Crew Capsule Models. Get ’em before they takeoff.

L.L. Bean Introduces a Sleeping Bag with Aerogel Insulation at werd.com

L.L. Bean Introduces a Sleeping Bag with Aerogel Insulation

The Ultralight Sleeping Bag from L.L.Bean is the first to use a new insulation called PrimaLoft Gold with Cross-Core, which uses a combination of traditional fibers and Aerogel to keep you warm. Originally developed by NASA, aerogel is a super lightweight insulator with an incredible weight to warmth ratio. It’s being integrated into outerwear and winter footwear by lots of brands but now Bean has taken it a step further.