Space post, with the space most
Did you enjoy last night's live thread watching the Jupiter mission?
Check out the big auction of space items like navigational globes -- alongside this video from (Mefi's own) engineerguy Bill Hammack on how some of that equipment worked. (Also don't miss his video series recreating Faraday's historical lectures on how a candle works.)
Flight history detectives: Who was the first child to fly in an airplane?
From backseatpilot and Eleven, some expert answers to that age-old question: Which has better aerodynamics, an X-Wing or a TIE fighter?