Guide to Space Shopping
Guide to Space Shopping
The great thing about shopping in space is that you literally cannot shop until you drop. There is no gravity in space and, therefore, you cannot drop.
If you are shopping for something in particular, then let me know and I will display it here.
Editor's Note -- I am often criticized by other people for not being commercial enough. I don't care. I write for the sake of writing. I don't care about things like SEO and analytics and sales. This lens, however, is about shopping and so I wanted the maximum amount of items for shoppers to peruse. Naturally, the following happened --
"Amazon Link Limit
This lens exceeds the limit of 20 Amazon links per lens. As a result, some links are no longer being displayed."
This new rule defeats the purpose of this lens -- shopping. What kind of store has just 20 items? One in Soviet Russia perhaps. Squidoo is creating a community of masochists (people who enjoy pain). I do not enjoy pain and so I rarely come to Squidoo any more. Any way, I did not mind trimming the number of offerings in another lens with a similar problem but I mind here because it was difficult finding space items in the first place. My preference would be to list only items that one could only buy up in orbit. That is not possible yet but I have revamped this lens to include more "only in space" items.
men are from Venus, women are from malls - or it it Mars?
Unlike the green movement which has spawned green banks, the space movement has not spawned space banks for consumers. There are space investment banks but no banks for you the space consumer.
Not yet. But when there are some, I'll probably be the first to report it. Heck, I might be the one who starts a space bank.
- Space Finance
news about the business of NewSpace
- Who is Space Finance Group? | Space Finance Group
Space Finance Group is dedicated to connecting companies, institutions and entrepreneurs involved in commercial space and space development with forward-looking individual investors and institutions. The company was founded after discussions and plan
- financingspace Â· Financing Space
Commercial Space Finance Forum on Yahoo!
- PayPal to launch Galactic, an inter-planetary payments system - Jun. 27, 2013
PayPal Galactic is meant to get the payments company in front of the burgeoning field of space tourism.
- PayPal Galactic: Your favorite way to pay. In space. - CSMonitor.com
PayPal has introduced PayPal Galactic, aimed at making financial transactions easier for space travelers. The launch of PayPal Galactic comes just as the space tourism industry is starting to take flight.
- PayPal Galactic: For All Your Future Space Purchases
Soon you won’t need to be an astronaut to take a trip into space — but you'll still need a way to pay for things. The first Virgin Galactic consumer space flight is set to blast off this Christmas, and the first space hotel, created by a Russian comp
- With New Initiative PayPal Wants To Own Payments And Commerce In Space | TechCrunch
In a slightly bizarre announcement today, PayPal is debuting PayPal Galactic, an initiative to own universal payments and commerce in space. Yes, outer space.
- PayPal Galactic – don't leave Earth without it
PayPal is teaming with the SETI Institute and the Space Tourism Society to brainstorm how to extend the PayPal brand across the Solar System.
- Cosmic Currency: PayPal and SETI Developing Space Cash System
Scientists searching for extraterrestrials are teaming up with one of the world's best-known online-transaction companies to create the first system for space-based payments for astronauts and tourists venturing beyond Earth, project officials announ
- PayPal Galactic: A Bold New Initiative
We’re everywhere on Earth. Now we’re aiming for the final frontier.
- PayPal Galactic Initiative to Tackle Payments in Space
Almost fifteen years ago, PayPal set out to be a global currency – to build the first money transfer and payment system fit to serve the entire world.
space books - and one magazine
As I find them, I will add space TV channels here. This includes broadcast, cable, internet and, naturally, satellite channels.
- HD Universe Channel
Welcome to the Official HD Universe Channel! The BEST channel for all your Space & Universe, Science, Technology and Nature documentaries, all in HD! Weekly ...
The BEST space and astronomy videos on the web. Watch stars explode and space-time rip at the seams in breaking stories about the universe.
- Canadian Space Agency
The Canadian Space Agency coordinates all civil, space-related policies and programs on behalf of the Government of Canada.
- Space Channel
- International Space University
Providing interdisciplinary, international, and intercultural Graduate education and professional development opportunities to the space sector
SPACE.com is this planet's "go-to" source for news of the universe beyond Earth. Whether your interest lies in skywatching, commercial spaceflight, unravelin...
- European Space Agency, ESA
Welcome to the YouTube channel of the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's spac...
- Deep Astronomy
This channel is dedicated to Space Fans who love astronomy and want to learn concepts and hear about new discoveries in astronomy. I try to present these con...
Slooh is the leader in live, celestial event programming with weekly shows featuring the great wonders of the Universe - shown live by observatories worldwid...
- RCSpacePioneers' channel
Editor's Note -- This channel has everything from Robert Bigelow to interviewing boring NASA people. I think I saw something about aliens. Maybe I imagined that.
- Hubble Space Telescope
Nearly 400 years after Galileo first observed the heavens through a telescope, we continue to seek answers to age-old questions about the universe. And while...
This is the official channel of SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corporation).
- Universe Today
Space and astronomy news from Universe Today - http://www.universetoday.com
- the Space Weather Channel
Space weather is the concept of changing environmental conditions in near-Earth space or the space from the Sun's atmosphere to the Earth's atmosphere. It is...
- JAXA Channel - Japanese language
- Kurdistan Planetarium
KURDISTAN PLANETARIUM Kurdish Science & Astronomy Channel Kurdistan Planetarium is a Centre for Solar System Studies & Explorations Learn about The Sky Tonig...
- Space Tourism
Space tourism is space travel for recreational, leisure or business purposes. A number of startup companies have sprung up in recent years, such as Virgin Ga...
- Mavericks Space Foundation
Known as the Rocketmavericks, because of our internet domain name: RocketMavericks.com, the MAVERICKS CIVILIAN SPACE FOUNDATION is the world's leading pionee...
- Spaceflight Now - live streaming video powered by Livestream
Spaceflight Now on Livestream. Live coverage from SpaceflightNow, the leading source for space news. - Watch live streaming Internet TV. Broadcast your own live streaming videos, like Spaceflight Now in Widescreen HD. Livestream, Be There.
"For the space geek in all of us."
- International Space Station on UStream | NASA
NASA.gov brings you images, videos and interactive features from the unique perspective of America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, subscribe to blogs, RSS feeds and podcasts, watch NASA TV live, or simply read about our missi
- Live From Space | National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel is taking viewers around the world—literally—in this spectacular two-hour television event broadcasting LIVE from the International Space Station (ISS) and Mission Control in Houston, Texas. Made in collaboration with NASA
space-related domains for sale
This is virtual space but when space real estate comes up for sale, I'll put it here.
This domain could be for sale.
Space Age dresses
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Space Age dresses
- Space Age - Dresses - Mega Star Enterprise - Designer Women's Clothing and Accessories
$58.00 Editor's note -- Be sure to tell the people at Mega Star that you found them at this lens Guide to Space Shopping http://www.squidoo.com/guide-to-space-shopping Thanks!
- Simplicity 8381 60s "Space Age" DRESSES very MOD Sewing Pattern
Simplicity 8381; Â©1969; Mod 'space age' dress with curved, optional contrasting side pieces, shaped pockets, tunic or mini length. Editor's note -- Very mod? Kind of funny to think of the Space Age as in the past. That means we are living in th
Space Age dresses
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- Space Fashions Vol. 2: Sexy Space Suits? : Discovery News
Outside of sci-fi fanboy dreams, space suits are generally a rather unsexy affair. In this post, we'll slip into some of the more visual alluring (and revealing) numbers to come down the cosmic fashion runway.
- She makes it look so easy - MIT News Office
MIT researchers have produced carbon fibers coated in carbon nanotubes. Professor Dava Newman made headlines around the world this summer after the MIT News Office promoted the sleek new spacesuit she is developing with colleagues in the Department
American space suit, study of 2001. Novel approach that used biomedical breakthroughs in skin replacement and materials to replace the bulky conventional balloon spacesuit with a second skin approach.
- The Cosmos Meets Cosmo
They're watched by millions on the runway, yet astronauts aren't known for their fashion sense. (Some settle for trench coats and diapers.) But future space tourists will undoubtedly want to look fly in zero g. At least that's the thinking behind the
If this is what NASA has in mind, then I say let the French spacionauts be in charge of restaurants and supermarkets in space.
Guide to Space Food
Editor's Note -- Be sure to leave comment there suggesting content that could be added including gastronomy in space, links, scientific studies on food in space, space agriculture resources, and even recipes that could only be cooked in space. Nathan Myhrvold take note!
- Guide to Space Food
Guide to Space Food is an effort (more than an article) to make space food more than inedible freeze-dried bricks and tubes of toothpaste.
- 3D Virtual Worlds, build your own virtual 3d avatar world in minutes.
3D Virtual Worlds Chat at its finest. Chat in 3D worlds with people from around the globe. Test your skills and create your own 3D virtual world in minutes
Among the better magazines about space are Astronomy magazine and Sky & Telescope.
2001: A Space Odyssey - Leonard Rossiter's scenes
2001: a space odyssey
- 2001: A Space Odyssey in Virtual Reality - Space Station Five Interior
If you had a VRML browser you would be able to view the Interior of Space Station 5 here! To Navigate, click and move your mouse on the image area. Press the "Page Down" key on your keyboard to see different viewpoints. Click here to view the world f
- BBC - Future - Science & Environment - What happened to Hilton's 'hotel on the Moon'?
The idea of a Hilton hotel on the Moon has resurfaced every few years from 1958 onwards. But are we any closer to seeing one open its doors?
- Space Station V - 2001: A Space Odyssey Wiki
Space Station V was the largest orbital structure ever built as of 2001. It is a large,...
- 14Â Transformations Define FutureÂ ofÂ ShoppingÂ InÂ 2020 | Experience Rethink - A user experience a
This article looks beyond today's innovations to focus on big changes in shopping over the next 5 to 10 years and is the companion piece to "Today's Top 10 Shopping Innovations."
- Watch: Motion Infographic Explores The Future Of Shopping - SocialTimes
There's no denying that the way we shop is changing drastically and a fun motion infographic from Resource Interactive is exploring these changes.
Editor's note -- There is space music and there is space music. Most of what is passed off as space music is neither spacey in sound nor about being in space. All of these selections pass muster on both counts.
space restaurant - McDonald's or something more upscale?
space party supplies
- Alien , Outer Space, Astronaut and Airplane Stuff
Astronaut, Outer Space, Alien and Airplane Decorations and products for parties, events, meetings, schools and trade shows
space party supplies
space real estate
- Buying Property in Outer Space?
Want to buy an acre on the Moon? Perhaps a stunning Carpathian Mountain vista which overlooks the famous Copernicus Crater? You're in luck. Dennis Hope of the extraterrestrial real estate firm, Lunar Embassy, is selling one acre parcels for just $19.
- Buy Moon Property - Lunar Real Estate - Moon Land For Sale
$18.95 SPECIAL! LIMITED-TIME OFFER A select group of properties in the Sea Of Vapors are now available for only $18.95/acre (about 14,10 Euro) Click for details! ALSO AVAILABLE: Sea Of Tranquility The Moon''s Most Prestigious Locati
- Christmas 2012 Name A Star - Buy & Register A Star Today
Name A Star Live is a wonderful, timeless gift for the holidays starting at $19.95. We allow you to symbolically name a star in the night sky and then launch your message into space. This Christmas, Name A Star for a Loved One.
WIRED SCIENCE | Satellite Shopping | PBS
Wired Science : Space and Flight: Satellite Shopping
One segment of this program is shopping for satellites. Not shopping via satellites but shopping FOR satellites. The rest of the show is not about shopping so you can ignore the rest. The satellite shopping is the first fourteen (14) minutes of the video.
space ships - this one is the Dream Chaser
It is built by Sierra Nevada Corporation. Booster not included. However, batteries _ARE_ included.
posing in front of the Dream Chaser
- Sierra Nevada Corporation
Editor's note -- in addition to building things that will kill you, they also build the Dream Chaser for NASA. You could always ask if they will sell you one of them.
- TRANSFORMATIONAL SPACE CORPORATION
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- A Real Spaceship for Sale on eBay - Lemuel Jopio's column on Newsvine
Now is your chance to finally fly into space! A real rocketship competing in a NASA Lunar Lander competition is for sale on eBay. Named 'Layryad' from the novelist Vanna Bonta's Quantum Fiction flight triology, the spaceship will be in vying for a wi
- Dont buy the Cars, We have Space Ships for sale! | RealityPod | Top 10, Gadgets, Technology & Ro
Because of the recession,many companies have downsized. I just came to know from the NASA's website that they are selling three of their spaceships to cope with the economic blues. The Space ships were for sale with a price tag of 42 million dollars
- Wanna Buy A Spaceship? - Forbes
Want to buy a spaceship? The Vostok-3, the last Soviet capsule to travel outer space before Yuri Gagarin made man's first trip around the Earth, is going on the block. For the lucky buyer, it might be the best answer to the oil crisis. Editor's note
- World's First Commercial Spaceship Revealed
Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites revealed the VSS Enterprise for the first time to the public.
- V. M. Myasishchev Experimental Design Bureau
Builders of -- Space Adventures C-21 Space Adventures M-55X Buran program, cockpit Cosmopolis XXI suborbital craft VKA-23, a spaceplane. Editor's note-- It helps if you can read Russian. If you cannot, then try the next link.
- Myasishchev Design Bureau
HISTORIC INFORMATION - named after General Designer Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishchev Editor's note -- If you do not have deep pockets, do not waste these people's time with idle curiosity. My professor in grad school had dealings with them. So I kn
- Russian company presents mockup of tourist spaceship
The three-seat S-XXI ship accommodates a pilot and two passengers and relies on technologies developed for the Soviet Buran space shuttle
space shopping at Wally World
- Space Suits NASA Suits Replica Space suits
Spacetoys.com brings you the best replica space suits on the market. We carry Apollo, Mercury and even an EVA space suit. These space suit costumes are the best space suits in the world. Please look at our spacesuit apollo replica, EVA NASA space sui
- NASA logo clothing and NASA apparel at The Space Store
Shop our large selection of Astronaut Suits and accessories, NASA logo clothing, flight suits, hats, polo shirts, t-shirts, helmets and jackets. All sizes, outfit the whole family.
- Space and Pressure Suits | Orbital Outfitters
Orbital Outfitters develops space and pressure suits, along with fabrication of full scale vehicle mockups for either engineering or PR purposes.
- space skydiving suit. The RL Mark VI
Sol-X is researching and developing the world’s first
- Final Frontier Design
actual space suits
editor's note -- Don't play with these people. They sell real space suits for real travel in space. No joke. Their usual customers are NASA and the Department of Defense but they will sell to anyone with the money.
- Sealtech - A Division of Pl. Inc.
Custom manufacturer of space suits. Sealtech is a custom manufacturer of products made from vinyl, vinyl coated nylon, urethane, urethane coated nylon & ethyl vinyl acetate and exotic materials for medical, automotive, military, aerospace, safe
- David Clark
Space Suit Supplier Manufacturer Of Communication Systems, Hearing Protectors, Headsets, Safety Equipment, Aviation Suits (including aerospace)
- Cap-Tech Products, Inc. | Wethersfield, CT 06109
Custom manufacturer of space suits for aerospace & aviation applications. Custom manufacturer of aircraft & aerospace accessories. Accessories include parachutes, straps, vests, pouches, seat covers, aircraft rotor boot covers, parachute har
space travel agencies
topics include - Deep Space Disasters , Parallel Universes , Light Speed , Sex in Space , Alien Faces , Deadly Comets and Meteors , Living in Space ,Stopping Armageddon , Another Earth , Strangest Things , Cosmic Phenomena , Edge of Space
miscellaneous space items
- Constant Acceleration Space Propulsion Engine
This Book consists of a revolutionary method of outer space propulsion using conctant acceleration. Editor's note -- I do a lens on building your own spaceship. The ultimate DIY.
- The Case for a Space Party
New political party that recognizes that Earth is small and finite, space is big and infinite, and therefore the business of the human race is exploration. Space is about money, real estate, business, and commerce but it is also about the human spiri
- Space Shopping List
What do astronauts eat in space? What do they drink? How do they wash their hair? Do they chew gum? Can an astronaut have a candy bar? This Space Grocery List has been put together using information supplied by the NASA-JSC Food Lab and from the
What would you want to shop for in space?
a space theme party
1. Crab because it looks like a facehugger. Also, in Star Trek, Klingons have a thing for pipius claw (king crab and lobster).*
2. Calamari because squid looks like a chestburster.
3. Dry ice in drinks will boil, give off fog and keep drinks cool but warn guests not to stick their tongue on it.
*I'd leave gagh alone because the closest real life equivalents are snakes, electric eels and intestinal tapeworms. This is food that fights back.
If you hire actors to scream for dear life on cue and hire professional special effects people to help with bloody prostheses, then you could have a Halloween party that your guests won't soon forget. Don't tell your guests what you have planned but have them sign waivers not to sue if anyone has a heart attack from fright and have an AED handy.
Automated External Defibrillators (AED's) are light weight, portable devices used to restore regular heart rhythm and improve survival chances when patients experience cardiac arrest at places other than a hospital, such as offices, shopping malls, schools, and homes.
A Note on Ethics and Food Safety:
Do not play with the crabs live nor play with the squid live. Kill them and cook them quickly. If you play with them, then you are cruel. They are not smart but, like all life, they deserve respect because you eat them to live. Jewish people already know this but gentiles need to be reminded of their obligations to other life forms. Also, do not be tempted to eat them or any animal food while it is still alive. Not only it that cruel but you risk infection from parasites (they come out of the ocean, humanity's cesspool). Some people are allergic to seafood, a third reason to cook thoroughly.
I personally have no problem with eating squid as food, calamari, but I draw the line with larger species of octopus. Octopus are smart. You do not eat smart creatures because first, anything with intelligence should not be eaten period. Second, smart things tend to be at the top of the food chain. Things at the top of the food chain bio-accumulate toxins. That is why we avoid eating carnivores and predators. You might get infected with prions too.
And do not put a live octopus on your face (or a dead one for that matter). Don't do this with a pet octopus and don't do this with a wild octopus. Pets should not be abused. A scientist who studies octopi would know better than to touch an unidentified species and since you are probably not a scientist, you might put a deadly venomous species on your face. Your local poison control center does not have blue-ringed octopus anti-venom because it does not exist. Common sense would tell you to keep an octopus off your face but this is the 21st Century and all the common sense has been bred out of humans.
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a note on ethics and food safety
- Lobsters and crabs feel pain, study shows - Technology & science - Science - DiscoveryNews.com |
Ripping the legs off live crabs and crowding lobsters into seafood market tanks are just two of the many practices that may warrant reassessment, given two new studies that indicate crustaceans feel pain and stress.
- NOVA | How Smart Is An Octopus?
Hold your fork! Octopuses and other mollusks are more intelligent than you may think. Editor's Note -- They may be smarter than many knuckle-dragging humans.
This is a blue crab.
What do you want to sell?