Exclusive Spring Jackets

We are proud to announce our latest NYC Exclusive arrival, our lightweight Spring jackets. There are 3 styles: 2 for Billionaire Boys Club (Commander Kelly Jacket and the Captain Kelly Jacket) and 1 for Billionaire Girls Club (Kornienko Jacket). The names were created in honor of NASA’s One Year Space Crew and twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly, all of whom have contributed to NASA’s research. Our jackets were made in the United States in limited quantities: 40 units made worldwide for each Men’s style, while we created 30 units for the Women. These jackets are only available at our NYC Flagship and Webstore. Hit the jump for more images and peep the Webstore for product details.

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Billionaire Boys Club x Casetify Second Collaboration

After our first collaboration Sold Out in 3 Minutes, we have gone back into the design lab with Casetify for Round 2. Introducing 5 new designs for the iPhone 6/6S, 6+/6S+ and Apple Watches. The phone cases are featured on Casetify’s New Standard case, crafted with durable polycarbonate to offer dual-layer protection. The back plates are interchangeable to allow the user to swap designs. Our Starfield pattern covers the Apple Watch Bands, available in a tonal Red or Blue colorway. The strap is flexible, sweat-resistant TPU material with Stainless steel hardwear and matte back loop. This collaboration is available exclusively at our Official Flagship locations. Click to shop your region: United States, Europe or Japan.

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Exclusive Drop From Billionaire Boys Club Japan

Our newest Exclusives have arrived from our team in Japan. The capsule features Bucket Hats, 5 Panel Hats, and Long Sleeve Button-Up Shirts. They consist of two Camo patterns and two Plaid madras in a light pastel and bold, dark tones. Available for purchase now at our NYC Flagship store. Hit the jump for more images of the collection.

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Earth In Ultra High Definition (4K)

In celebration of Earth Day, NASA has released this clip which shows Planet Earth in Ultra High Definition (4K). Make sure you hit that 2160p 4K view under the Settings menu to get the 4K resolution!

 

David Rumsey Map Center

Stanford University just received a generous donation from David Rumsey, a map collector and expert on Georeferencing. Rumsey has made his entire collection available on the Internet for the past 19 years, even inspiring other collectors to make their items available digitally.

The Map Center contains about 150,000 historical cartographic artifacts, including globes, plats, and even digital touchscreens that display high-resolution maps. Standford’s Green Library, located four floor below the Map Center, features a scanning center that can digitize historic maps with a 16 megapixel camera. The computers in the Map Center can pull up maps side by side for the viewer to examine, which is extremely useful for Georeferencing, the practice of correlating points on different maps.

The David Rumsey Map Center is open from 1 pm to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Visit the front desk at the Green Library for guest passes or visit them online for more details.

Via Wired.

The New $20 Bill

Harriet Tubman, the leading abolitionist and suffragist, will replace former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. The new design is expected to be made public in 2020, just in time for the centennial of women’s suffrage and the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed all American women the right to vote. Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill, thanks to Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the legions of Hamilton fans. Instead, images of women are expected to grace the back of the new $10 bill. More women and civil rights leaders are also expected to be part of the new currency designs, which may not reach circulation for another decade. The Treasury Department is expected to make an announcement this afternoon.

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GROWTH: Expanding Origami Pot

Studio Ayaskan, a London-based design firm, has created an expanding origami pot that grows with the plant. Featuring origami-based geometry, this pot transforms and grows with the plant throughout time. With the simultaneous expansion of the pot and the plant, this eliminates the need for repotting. Hit the jump for more images.

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SpaceX’s First Stage Landing On Droneship

After four unsuccessful attempts, SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 reusable rocket on their droneship, nicknamed “Of Course I Still Love You.” This smooth landing happened right after the launch of their Dragon spacecraft on Friday. Check out pictures of the launch and landing on SpaceX’s Flickr page here and watch the clean landing below.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Launch Today

There is a liftoff scheduled today at 4:43 p.m. EDT for the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This rocket will launch a Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station. In preparation, various teams across the U.S. are conducting and monitoring the countdown and liftoff, from SpaceX’s Florida Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to NASA’s Mission Control in Houston. The Dragon spacecraft has about 7,000 pounds of science research, crew supplies, and hardware sealed to support the Expedition 47 and 48 crew members. This will be the company’s eight mission to deliver cargo.

Click here to read the latest updates on NASA’s Blog and watch the stream on NASA TV live as the crews prep for liftoff.

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Billionaire Boys Club x Happy Socks

We are proud to present our second collaboration with Happy Socks. Exclusive to Neiman Marcus, the collaboration consists of 11 classic designs from our archive featuring patterns from Diamonds and Dollars to our Space Robot. Created on Happy Socks’ athletic sock silhouette, the socks are active-friendly and specially crafted to handle more movement. With light compression, a cushioned sole and arch support, the new silhouette is a cut above the rest.

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