An old RTS game from the early 90s, took place in space. Controlled mother ship, collected blobs of stuff.
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posted by Tachoh
on Oct 10, 2008 -
Could people really survive in space, for 10 or so seconds with no protection bar thermal wrap? [more inside]
posted by micklaw
on Sep 29, 2008 -
To what extent would the lack of an atmosphere reduce the effectiveness of nuclear weapons?
posted by Artw
on Sep 26, 2008 -
[Old-man-space-donut-filter] I remember seeing a music video (I think linked off a mefi post) that featured an old man in a space ship and a donut with sprinkles. It was very surreal. What was it?
posted by PaperDragon
on Sep 5, 2008 -
Why are the San Francisco sidewalks so wide, and why are so few trees and strips of grass planted between the sidewalk and buildings? [more inside]
posted by dreamphone
on Aug 13, 2008 -
Please-help-me-identify-a-book-filter. Trying to track down a young adults hardish sci-fi book from the mid 80s in the UK about a space medic in trouble. [more inside]
posted by ArkhanJG
on Jul 1, 2008 -
Where can I find accurate info on the types of vehicles currently being considered for future human exploration of the Martian landscape? Though I have found details of potential manned ground vehicles for lunar use, I can't seem to locate any (realistic) material on proposed land vehicles for Mars. Any help? Thanks!
posted by jackypaper
on Jun 19, 2008 -
So I'm watching the new Nasa documentary on Discovery and it prompted me to renew my search for rocket art. The issue is that if there is such a thing its not easy to find. I'm looking for prints of old rockets/spacecraft in the vein of this
. Doesn't necessarily have to be photographic, but at least photo realistic. Anyone have any ideas of where to look?
Bonus points if anyone knows of small scale desktop models of the old school rockets (Atlas, Jupiter, Titan, Redstone).
posted by wavering
on Jun 8, 2008 -
Architecture geeks (particularly those in SF).. what's the name for the canyon-like space between two spaces? [more inside]
posted by hobbes
on Jun 6, 2008 -
Where has all the free space on my hard-drive disappeared to??? It does not correspond to TOTAL CAPACITY minus TOTAL FILE SIZE [more inside]
posted by randomstriker
on Jun 6, 2008 -
What hard sci-fi authors besides Larry Niven have large collections of stories within the same universe? [more inside]
posted by gnomeloaf
on Jun 4, 2008 -
I would like to find a link for a short video clip of a video game that meets certain criteria. It will go into a presentation to elementary school teachers, as a quick backdrop to a point about interactive games that will be used in school, and that will be fun while challenging kids to think and learn. (It won't itself BE that game; it just has to plausibly look the part.) It needs to have some connection to an outer space theme. [more inside]
posted by daisyace
on Jun 2, 2008 -
I am looking for a cartoon from the 80s that I can't remember the name of. It had an aircraft carrier in space that sent jets down to earth. There was even an old school Captain that steered the space carrier.The pilots could transform them into a "mech warrior" of sorts. It wasn't Transformers that I am sure of. They were protecting us from something that came from space.
There was also a sub-plot/love story as some of the pilots hung out/dated.
The cartoon was definitely Japanese. [more inside]
posted by Botunda
on May 19, 2008 -
Why was NASA made to destroy all copies of the Saturn 5 rocket plans before funding of the space shuttle was approved?
posted by micklaw
on Apr 27, 2008 -
Please help me figure out the titles of two movies that freaked me out as a child, one involving a space expedition and one involving a mummy. [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget
on Apr 14, 2008 -
How is the universe 156 billion light years across if it is only 13.7 billion years old?
posted by plexi
on Mar 12, 2008 -
Please help find the name of series of sci-fi books. It's about a guy who finds some alien artifact on Europa that helps him save Earth from a meteor. [more inside]
posted by marcocampos
on Jan 27, 2008 -
I am interested in the mimetic and narrative capacities of artefacts
, how cultural remnants transmit information through time and how meaning is translated once an artefact is re-appropriated or examined from a new perspective. I have several avenues of study at the moment (a list in extended explanation), but would like some more ideas. Areas of critical theory, linguistics, evolutionary psychology and poetics are all relevant. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Jan 27, 2008 -
What options are there for tidying up a child's play area and creating a 'play space' within limited area? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo
on Jan 24, 2008 -
How can I give my girlfriend an engagement ring with a stone made of moon rock? [more inside]
posted by ben242
on Jan 23, 2008 -
Can you think of any good video clips of waveforms in space
that you've seen? They don't necessarily have to be copyright free (this is for a personal project), but they do need to be good quality and accessible to me within a few days - I'm doing this project at DVD resolution, 720 X 480... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Jan 17, 2008 -
How did Kubrick do it? There's a scene in "2001 A Space Odyssey" that has always fascinated and puzzled me. It's the scene on a spaceship in which a character is walking down a circular corridor, moving away from the camera. At the end of the corridor is a rotating ring. When the character reaches the ring she starts walking around it, up the wall. Obviously the camera is linked to that far rotating ring, but the transition between the near corridor and the far ring is absolutely seamless. [more inside]
posted by schrodycat
on Dec 22, 2007 -
Probably easy iPod question: my iPod has more available memory than my computer does. How do I use all the space on my iPod without maxing out my computer's hard drive? [more inside]
posted by Pater Aletheias
on Dec 7, 2007 -
Is there a single term to describe fiction stories that are focused on the space race and planetary colonization? [more inside]
posted by Ziggy Zaga
on Dec 2, 2007 -
I've had this little song stuck in my head for decades. I think it was the title song to a recurring sketch on a radio comedy show, possibly Ducksbreath Mystery Theater, but I haven't been able to google up any evidence that I didn't just imagine the whole thing. Do you have any more information about Rhodo the Monster from Outer Space? [more inside]
posted by moonmilk
on Nov 3, 2007 -
I need some space songs!
I'm putting together a power point slide show for a teachers' awards ceremony. The teachers just finished participating in a professional development program that focused on space science, so I'd like the slide show to have space music to go with the photos. [more inside]
posted by batcrazy
on Oct 25, 2007 -
lists all the planned manned shuttle flights until the shuttle is retired in 2010. Where can I find a list of planned manned space flights after this?
posted by blue_beetle
on Oct 16, 2007 -
What are some of the most beautiful, awe inspiring, large scale, public interior spaces you have ever seen or visited? [more inside]
posted by comatose
on Sep 28, 2007 -
If you travel through space at lightspeed, will the stars in the background appear to move relatively slow? [more inside]
posted by paulinsanjuan
on Sep 20, 2007 -
Would we get enough warning to get out of the way if a big asteroid is bound to hit Earth? How big does an asteroid have to be to be visible for an extended period before it enters atmosphere?
posted by spacefire
on Aug 31, 2007 -
Why hasn't anyone invented cheap space probes? Some kind of thing that could be sent up en mass to gather just base data we don't have on all the planets/moons/etc . . .? [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here]
on Aug 18, 2007 -
What is the best reason to fund expensive astronomy / space exploration projects? Many projects cost hundreds of millions of dollars. Couldn't this money be better spent elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon
on Aug 10, 2007 -
I've recently become more and more interested in Astronomy, and I'm hoping someone can point me in the direction of a solid university-level Astronomy textbook, something an undergraduate student studying Astronomy would be expected to read. [more inside]
posted by smitt
on Aug 9, 2007 -