Take a tour of the ISS, Google Street View style, Ep. 213This week on Crave, we set a reminder for the Lexus Hoverboard unveiling on August 5 and take a virtual self-guided tour of the International Space Station. It's the Crave show!
Hey guys, my name is Stephen Beachem for Crave, and here's what's happening this week on CNET's Crave blog. Just wanted to put a friendly reminder out there that you can see the Lexus Hoverboard in action August fifth. according to a short video posted on Tuesday, by the luxury car manufacturer. Lexus released a 19 second video showing off a little more footage of the breakthrough hoverboard, along with a short video featuring professional skateboarder, Ross McGouran. Who is also credited In the video as a hoverboard test rider. Just make sure, you put a reminder in your phone August 5th. Siri, remind me August 5th about the Lexus hoverboard coming out. Okay, I'll remind you. [SOUND] Ever wonder? How do they launch a nuclear weapon? Physicist Derek Muller was able to get a walkthrough of the process for his educational YouTube channel, Veritasium. [MUSIC] I probably said that name wrong. Mueller was invited to tour the Titan missile silo in Arizona, which at one time housed a nine mega ton thermo nuclear warhead, which was 650 times more powerful, than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. The video is frightening. [MUSIC] [Machine Noise] 3..2..1.. Turn key. And hold. Green light turns on, says Launch Enable. For all intents and purposes that should say welcome to World War Three. [MUSIC] It'll slide through a security radar beam and set off the alarm. [SOUND] [INAUDIBLE] Start will build up trust. Top the whole down boat. And off you go into the wild blue [INAUDIBLE]. [MUSIC] Nasa has released a copy of their golden Record on Sound Cloud, which contains all the sounds they sent into space, along with the Twin Voyager one and two missions in 1977. The sounds were recorded onto a 12 inch phonograph disk made from copper plated in gold. NASA released the entire recording this Suite, which includes everyday sounds we hear here on Earth. Like a dog barking, crickets and frogs, a train, and of course a mother kissing her child. [SOUND] Oh, come on now, be a good boy. You can listen to the entire album at Soundcloud.com/NASA Now you can take a google street view style tour of the International Space Station. The European space agency posted a bunch of high resolution photos from inside the international space station that have been stitched together seamlessly in a way that users can move around with in the module [MUSIC] You were able to zoom in, spin around, move forward, and navigate around the ISS using a map on the right hand side. If you're using full screen mode you can get a good glimpse of what life might be like aboard the ISS. ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Took tons of photos during her 199 days aboard the orbiting laboratory. And thanks to her efforts we can now view what the space station was like during June 2015 when she took most of the photos. There she is. The virtual tour was improved with the help of Thomas Rauscher of Vienna, Austria, who carefully stitched the images together for some of the modules. [MUSIC] [SOUND] Alright guys, that's the show, thank you for watching. As always, you can find all these news stories at CNET's Crave blog at crave.cnet.com. Make sure you follow Crave on twitter at crave (@crave), and check out this weeks Crave's giveaway. This week's Crave giveaway is a Chant BT portable bluetooth speaker from House of Marley. Go to the blog and enter to win. [MUSIC] [SOUND] Oh my Lord. [LAUGH] [APPLAUSE]