Lost In Space

The brothers finished setting up, grabbed their head-sets, twiddled the knobs on their portable receivers, hit the record button and listened."Come in" "come in" "come in" "Listen! Come in!" "Talk to me!" "I am hot! I am hot!" "Come in!" "What? Forty-five?" "What? Fifty? Yes." "Yes, yes, breathing." "Oxygen, oxygen!" "I am hot. This is this dangerous?"The brothers looked nervously at one another. They only fully understood the Russian later when their sister translated for them, but the desperation in the woman’s voice was clear. Its an extremely interesting read about Russia's missing cosmonauts...LINK

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Space Balloon

UPDATE: TMSB was a success but has an EPIC story behind it! Take a look at all the pics and video at my blog: www.joshingtalk.com Hi everyone! First post on instructables and thought I would share with you guys my latest project. The aim? To send a weather balloon to near Space and film the journey from start to finish! It's been done before BUT I'm making a couple of unique modifications in order to make it a one of a kind project.... ....follow my blog and I'll update you throughout the process and the highs and lows....not long until launch now! http://www.joshingtalk.com Please subscribe or follow the blog as this will send you an email every time I make a new post. Thanks for looking and feel free to leave some comments or ask questions. :) Josh.

Posted by JoshingTalk 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Space Shuttle

This is a forum for people to discuss the space shittle oops i mean space shuttle the reason i say this is because i (and many others) believe that this was one of the least thought out project i think nasa has forgone for instance no bailout system, srb burnouts/the fact that their solid fuel to begin with, heat tiles either A) the same large surface area tiles apolo used or B titanium plates so on and so forth i don't mean to sound like i'm evil or anything im just trying to get my point accross.

Posted by buildingteen 12 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


SpaceX Makes It Into Space

Yesterday, SpaceX became the first private company to launch a rocket into orbit.An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launch more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific.It was the fourth attempt by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch its two-stage Falcon 1 rocket into orbit."Fourth time's a charm," said Elon Musk, the multimillionaire who started up SpaceX after making his fortune as the co-founder of PayPal Inc., the electronic payment system.Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Will a magnet work in space? Answered

Will a magnet work in space, if so, will its strength be affected making it seem stronger or weaker?

Asked by Kaptain Kool 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


DIY Space Exploration

Hi guys, I heard about a guy here thinking about getting a payload into space on DIY terms.Running with the idea, it turns out that commercial off-the-shelf satellite space will run you about 8 grand.Moving away from rockets, the MAKE: team managed to use 'weather balloons' and helium to hit 109,000 feet. (http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/03/diy_space_make_video_podc.html)My idea/question in this.If you can get a payload near space, what if your payload is a small rocket that fires at the peak height, could you drag something (kicking and screaming) into orbit?Thoughts and discussion here, I'm really excited about this!ParadoxDetected :)

Posted by paradoxdetected 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Space Toilet Broken

Out in space, no one can hear you scream when the one toilet breaks. That's the status on the International Space Station right now. Solid waste is being taken care of just fine, but liquid waste currently is having problems that is temporarily being served by a "bypass" solution while the astronauts wait for new parts to arrive this weekend along with a shuttle.This all reminds me of the scene from Apollo 13 when the engineers need to fix the filter with available parts. Maybe someday this too will get the Hollywood treatment. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Steampunk Space Helmet

Just when I thought that there was enough steampunk to last me through the month, another wonderful item comes along. Why fight it? Just check out all the details that make up this crazy piece to enable Victorian gentlemen to explore the ether without having to remove their tophats. Link via Neatorama

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Space Shuttle Launch

As you may know, the Space Shuttle just launched from Kennedy Space Center, delivering the most sophisticated part of the international space station called the Kibo Lab...referred to as the Lexus of the ISS. I live in Florida, and managed to take a couple photos of it from outside my house. They're nothing special, but kind of cool.

Posted by Weissensteinburg 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


My Space Balloon

Hello everyone, I'm robotkid249, and you've probably seen my Wireless Power instructable. http://tinyurl.com/dh8wfa I've been working on a new project for the last 6 months on sending a weather balloon up to 95,000 feet to take pictures. We're launching in a couple of weeks. If you'd like to follow the project, you should go over to http://stratohab.blogspot.com Tell me what you think. Everything is stil in research and development. Check the blog often for updates. Comment below if you have something to add.

Posted by robotkid249 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


space required for a staircase Answered

Asked by thornhir 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


3D Space Mouse

How to design 3D Space Mouse?What are the Components needed?Which Controller will be better to start the design?

Asked by HemavathiK 6 months ago


maker space website

What are the requirements for the maker space website(used to register a team)? would a facebook page work?

Posted by JpsManCave 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Cot with storage space?

Hi all, Does anyone know of a cot that is designed with storage space? I'm expecting yet have limited space for a cot. All the ones I can find online are bulky and impractical. Any ideas of where to find something that will fit in a small space?

Posted by Nymph 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Maker Space Arizona

I live in Arizona and was wondering if anyone else that lives here would like to build a maker space. A Maker space is a workshop where people meet up to work on projects together. It's a place with tools that can be used whenever you please for only the cost of a membership each month. So what do you say? : )

Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Ikea Space Challenge

I was one of the Ikea Space Challenge winners and I have received everything except the Ikea gift card for $200.00. Am I supposed to have it or is it still coming? I received everything else. Thank you, Pat House

Posted by phouse 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


London Maker Spaces

Hi all, I recently moved from the Bay Area to London and I'm looking for a maker space. I've been deliriously happy using Techshop since it opened in San Francisco and I'm curious where you London makers work! I'm loving this new city - just looking for a place to get covered in saw dust and use a laser cutter to really feel at home :-) Cheers, acoens

Posted by acoens 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Space power plant

International project. Space station. Geostationary earth orbit. Solar energy flow. Microwave oven generator of big power. Transfer to Earth of energy in the form of a beam (microwave oven beam, microwave oven energy). Geographical point for reception of a beam - the desert. On Earth of the microwave oven energy will be transformed to electric energy. It is offered to discuss this project!

Posted by Vladimir2016 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Portable Work Space

Hello,  I have been kicking around this design for a portable work bench. My profession is product design however I am a DIYer by nature (mostly wood working, furniture and the occasional home renovation). I would always loose count of the number of trips I would make back and forth to my shop in the garage.I thought that a portable table that could fold into a hand truck would be a good solution to design, build and possibly sell. I have teamed up with a metal worker in the PA and we are considering crafting a few of these tables however I would like to ask the community if an idea like this was worth anything. If you are at all interested in something like this, could you please take this very short "yes/no" survey so that I could tally and see if there is enough interest in this idea. Also, could you please let me know what you think of this idea? If enough people think this is worth the time I will build a  few tables and post pics.  Survey Link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RX63VFQ Thanks, -S

Posted by sricci714 4 years ago


How the oxygen is available in International Space Station? Answered

Astronauts  can breath oxygen inside the International Space Station.My question is how the oxygen is available in International Space Station.Is they got any method of generating oxygen artificially?

Asked by Rajkumar2506 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago



SATTELITE = can i make a gps controlled sattelite

Asked by pnag1 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago




sending party balloon to space

I was wondering if you need special permission to send party balloons with a camera to space

Posted by minecraftpotato 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to make a Space Helmet? Answered

I am wondering how to make a space....ish helmet (like the ones on the apollo missions) that can be used for a carnival float/walking party... I would like any idears you have. Thanks Oscar

Asked by oscarthompson 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Space Shuttle Discovery on a 747

Filmed this on Tuesday.

Posted by JamesRPatrick 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Using a computer as a space heater?

Anyone have an idea to funnel the hot air from a computer into the surrounding air to be used as a space heater? Its getting cold up here and the only significant source of warmth is my video card.

Posted by emuman4evr 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Reliant Robin Space Shuttle!

I've never heard of it, but apparently BBC makes a Mythbuster-esque show called Top Gear.Anyways someone sent me a video of them turning a Reliant Robin (that funky 3 wheeled car) into a working Space Shuttle. Funny as heck, thought ya'll might enjoy it. Original vid: (won't let me imbed)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_b4WzWFKQ20Flight video:

Posted by KentsOkay 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Maker Space Educator Workshops

Hey everyone,  I'm the Director of Education at Children's Museum of Illinois in Decatur, Illinois. We have hired a permanent Make Space Coordinator and are going though some transitions with our older Make Space Educators. I'm searching for Make Space inspired trainings for informal educators preferably in the Midwest and under $500.  If you host any trainings or know of any organizations that do, please contact me at akoester@cmofil.org Thanks! Abby Koester

Posted by Steamworks13 1 year ago


Space Invaders bracelet pattern

I figured since I made this pattern for a Space Invaders bracelet a while back I might as well share it. Try it, it's fun :DHere is how to make a beaded bracelet like this.

Posted by Sunbanks 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


"flute" hole size and spacing

I've got a clarinet mouthpiece and some pvc pipe...25mm but i'm sure I can adapt it bigger if necessary. Is there some elegant equation (like where the natural harmonics on a guitar lie) to calculate the spacing and diameter of the finger holes for chromatic tuning?

Asked by timgray 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Issue with line spacing in lists

I'm having a really annoying issue with formatting while writing Instructables. I'm sure someone else has complained before, but there's little else for me to do besides bringing attention to the issue. When writing instructables on a PC (Chrome, Windows 10), I'm having very annoying issues with line spacing when copying paste from another window. Most of the time it is simply copying text from some prior instructable I've wrote. It is especially problematic in lists. The issue is that sometimes the spacing between lines doubles after copying text, and even in subsequent lines the issue persists. This makes consistent formatting impossible. It seems to be due to copying the text from other formatted sources, but there are still conflicts when I try to copy and paste unformatted text. I'm not exactly sure what the trigger for the issue is. I have posted an image where no space between lines exists for the first 3 bullets of the list, but for the following lines (after pasting the third bullet point), all the spacing is double spaced. It does appear that it shows correctly (consistent formatting) when the instructable is posted and viewed online from a PC, but when viewed on a mobile device, the formatting gets messed up again and shows inconsistently. The issue also seems to sometimes involve different font sizing. Anyway, I just wanted to mention this since I'm finding it very annoying. I'd want to be able to have more control on the formatting, and also being able to copy formatted text (bold, underline...) from other prior instructables. But for the moment with just not having to deal with the line spacing option I'd be satisfied.

Posted by MillennialDIYer 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Coffee pot space heater

Ok, so this is my first post. I love this site! Anyway, I have a couple of old coffee pots that still heat the water, they just dont make coffee anymore. Im wondering if maybe i could make a very small and very low energy use space heater out of the parts. any ideas on how this might be accomplished would be great.

Posted by kithso 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Time & space: A dimensional discussion

Would anyone care to discuss the forth dimension of space? I have included a little Paint drawing I made. The "box" drawn as we would see a 3-D glass blox. and a 2-D world of Flatland. In this world, we demonstrate that the inability to turn their heads (left or right) prevents them from seeing the 3rd dimension directly, but that a shadow cast by the dimension, would be seen, either on the box itself or on the ground. A number of illustrations of how we might see a four dimensional cube are included. The last one is how it might appear if it was unfolded from itself. If this is indicative of reality, what conclusions might we draw from this?

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


What would you do in space?

If you could go to space for 3 days and have a large room to do what ever you want in. What would you do?

Posted by ry25920 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Some users just waste space....

Don't you think that people who have been members of this site since 2006 and haven't posted any instructables waste the server's space? I havent been here long (only 3 1/2 months) but I have posted 4 instructables already HERE'S WHAT BUGS ME MORE!!!!! the very same people have the coolest usernames!!!!!! (except me) What do you think???

Posted by coolz 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The Space Shuttle flew in front of my house this morning

Shuttle Endeavour flew over Oakland as part of its victory lap this morning, and I took these pictures.  

Posted by ewilhelm 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How should I decorate my space ship? Answered

I am making a rocket out of a refridgerator box for VBS. I will be spray painting it silver/grey, and it will have a door to enter it.  Does anyone know what I can put on the rocket (windows, control panels, nuts and bolts, etc.) that will make it more space-like?

Asked by Alayer 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Space Rangers3

Who knows about Space Rangers 3? www.finnvector.net

Posted by Hesarilaw 8 years ago


Creatively using this space

Any ideas on how to use the space creatively. The open space is between the drawing room and the living room. In the pictures below I have captured this space from different angles just to give you some perspective. At this point I don't have the actual dimension of the space but can provide if required.

Posted by ramhardikar 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Spaces dropped in my answer.

In this answer that I've edited 3 times it keeps dropping spaces between words and running them together. I'm using Firefox.

Posted by Re-design 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Using bold automatically inserts spaces

I did a quick search and didn't see anything, so my apologies if this has already been reported: I am finding whenever I use bold to highlight words in my documents, an empty space is getting automatically inserted at the end of the word. For example, if I end this sentence with a word in bold and the turn off bold before using the period, there will end up being a space between the last word and the period which I did not put there and can not remove.

Posted by puzzlebox 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I BEELEV U HAS MAH STAHPLAR

Lolcat picture I found while crusing teh intarwebs. If you havn't seen the movie "Office Space", you won't get the joke, mm'kay?

Posted by thefonz101 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


what is meaning of each letters of NASA? Answered

Asked by warengadia 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how do u delete a myspace?

I need to delete a myspace because cant log in it

Asked by sailors 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



Isn't it written in stone that you have to put more energy into water than can be extracted from it?

I can see how astronauts could need oxygen from water on the moon, but haven't we always been told it takes more energy to separate the molecules than can be gained from burning them? In reply to a response from my last question, I referenced something I read a long while back. It was about deep space probes extracting water from Mars or other planets and using it for fuel to go even further (faster I'm assuming). So sure, astronauts need to breathe, and would be able to recoup some of the lost energy  from the hydrogen, but how would an unmanned space probe benefit from such a loss of energy?

Asked by owendrake 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


DIY Satellite (BBC Orbiter competition)

Ever fancied making your own satellite?Now you can! The BBC is running a challenge to build a modern equivalent of the old Sputnik 1.Do you fancy building you own Sputnik? We've given you an idea how easy it could be, now the Magazine wants to hear from willing volunteers. We can even come and film you putting it together. We'll also investigate how to get your Sputniks launched.I've already volunteered - just imagine the Instructable that could result; the first DIY website in space!

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Start a makerspace in Tampa?

I have been trying to turn a 3bedroom house with a big yard into a makerspace but the only 2 interested groups wanted an exclusive agreement, despite FREE rent, and didn't seem to want to do much except collect fees from other people. How can I get creative people who want to collaborate, innovate, and learn and DO? It could certainly be an incubation for sustainable business that need a place to experiment, or a lab or anything, I just don't want it to be a constant power struggle with no plan, and no results.

Asked by terrefirma 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago