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Everything I Know About Alien Life From Visiting Roswell's UFO Festival

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Everything I Know About Alien Life From Visiting Roswell's UFO Festival

Roswell, New Mexico is about three hours south of my parents’ home in Albuquerque. The trip between cities cuts through a wasteland of red sand, and I40 is punctuated by a handful of Podunk towns — Moriarty, Vaughn — whose inhabitants make monthly, several-hour-long trips to Walmart for provisions. New Mexico fancies itself the “Land of Enchantment”, and Roswell is its southernmost fever dream (discounting Las Cruces), where enchanted fans of American kitsch and truly deranged victims of “extraterrestrial abduction” gather annually for the UFO Festival. I have witnessed this event enough times to make several conclusions on the way...

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SpaceX Has Hired a Legendary Costume Designer to Create Their Own Spacesuits

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SpaceX Has Hired a Legendary Costume Designer to Create Their Own Spacesuits

Movie spacesuits almost always look better than their real world counterparts. That’s probably why SpaceX has tapped legendary costume designer Jose Fernandez to develop their own in-house spacesuits. You’ve likely seen Fernandez’s work before: He’s responsible for designing costumes in Batman v Superman, Oblivion, Tron: Legacy, The Avengers, Iron Man, Jupiter Ascending, and quite a few others. He knows his way around the sorts of costumes that are functional, but which also look cool. Elon Musk has previously noted design is going to be a priority for their own astronauts, and that he wants it to look ‘badass’: Our spacesuit...

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