Tag Archives: Spaceships

The Worst Derelict Spaceships to Board

I’ve mentioned science fiction tropes here before, back in 2016 and also this year.

Heck, I’ve even written a Jabberwocky Audio special that parodies the many tales of crews boarding derelict ships.

This is quite established, as the crew over at Generation Films knows well:

Warning, this will have spoilers for

  • The film Ad Astra
  • The TV series The Expanse
  • The video game Dead Space
  • The film Sunshine
  • The film Alien
  • The film Predators
  • The film Event Horizon
  • The film Pandorum

Commence Docking Procedures!

In a little under two hours, if all goes well, there will be a rocket launch to the ISS via Space X (you can catch NASA’s live feed here).

If you want to wile away a couple hours, you can get good at docking the Dragon capsule with the ISS in a simulator using similar controls to what the astronauts are about to use.

Be warned though, it takes patience and precision. But as gastronaut Alton Brown would say, “Your patience will be rewarded.”

(by the way, thanks to a friend far more skilled and speedy at docking, do a 180 from the station for an Easter egg).

In Space, No One Can Hear You…

Hopefully you’re not having a crappy Monday, but if you give a crap or, rather, need to crap, Daniel from Spacedock understands.

Also, why YT-1300 freighter designers, WHY?!? Have you no concept of personal space?