Many Geekend readers are fans of anything about space, so we're highlighting a site that might be of interest to TechRepublic members: Space.com.
For more than 10 years, Space.com has been providing news coverage on astronomy, skywatching, space exploration, commercial spaceflight, robots, and more. Early in 2011, Space.com launched a major redesign that brings more information to the front page, and in a more readable, better laid-out fashion while still providing more in-depth content via articles, image galleries, and videos.
Space.com has several prominent features. The Top Stories section brings new or popular stories to the front of whichever page the reader is on. This section is dominated by a revolving photo slideshow that gives the visitor a quick glance and a tease of what the article behind it is all about. The site offers a number of fascinating image galleries, as well as an Image of the Day. The space-related videos include Why did Glory fail? and Astronaut Plays Flute on ISS.
What are your favorite sites for news and commentary about space? Let us know in the discussion.
Space-related resources on TechRepublic
- My trip to see the final Discovery space shuttle launch
- NASA returns to comet it attacked (photos)
- Gallery: WorldWide Telescope brings stargazing online
- Photos: NASA spacecraft and aircraft in flight
- Photos: A retrospective of NASA experimental planes
- Desktop Wallpaper: Deep space nebula
- Desktop Wallpaper: The Blue Marble known as Earth
- NASA Images: More desktop wallpaper from the space program
- Astrophotography: The ultimate geek hobby
- Is death on Mars a fair trade-off to get life on Mars?