A company recently announced it would send two people whooshing by Mars on a 501-day journey in 2018, which is awesome if you want to spend almost 2yrs in space and also reenact 500 Days of Summer in real-time. In honor of this great new chapter in space exploration, here are some NASA-inspired home goods, and others that just look like they belong on another planet
Tempur-Pedic Mattresses NASA developed a foam that would "cushion and support astronauts during lift-off", and after developing it for commercial use, the same technology is used in beds and pillows. The beds are hella comfy and kinda pricey, but the pillows... are also kind of pricey
Black & Decker DustBuster While some believe the moon landings never happened, everyone with a high school education knows that NASA needed a "self-contained drill capable of extracting core samples from below the lunar surface" for the Apollo missions, which led to products like this super fancy hand vac capable of sucking up all the crap found inbetween your keys
Blown Glass Pendant Lamp This light-provider only looks it came from outerspace, so snag the Italian handcrafted piece
Freeze Drying Get a quick tutorial on the science behind NASA making the best ice cream you ever tasted on a field trip to the Air & Space Museum, and then learn how to do it at home
LED Furniture What started as using LEDs in plant growth experiments resulted in powerful LEDs, and of course, all roads lead to expensive furniture that lights up using those beautiful light-emitting diodes.
Kevin Spacey He probably has something to do with NASA. Look at his name!! House of Cards will keep you entertained for 501 days
(Photo by NASA, via Wikimedia Commons)