Earth has never looked so good.
Earth has never looked so good.
Probably useful for non-astronauts on Earth too. Everyone’s favorite Canadian space commander Chris Hadfield brought stories and advice back from the International Space Station.
Don’t take your boring desk job for granted, you hear?
One of the “Original 7” NASA astronauts died Thursday. “We’re going to miss him,” his wife said.
Just another reason to become an astronaut and live on the International Space Station.
You want to go to space? Hope you’re down with poop water.
Plus photos of Wookies doing people stuff, a motorcylist saving a coffee cup from certain death, and the return of “Princeton Mom.”
I hereby nominate Commander Hadfield for president of space. Or maybe Prime Minister of space, since he’s Canadian.
Get ready to have your mind blown!
Some tricks you can only do in space!
“I hope it makes it easier for kids growing up gay that they know that another one of their heroes was like them,” Sally Ride’s sister, Bear Ride, said.
Other than death, of course.
In California, a law firm close to a Republican congressional candidate is challenging Democrat Jose Hernandez’s plan to refer to himself as an “astronaut” on the state ballot. Even though Hernandez has, in fact, been to space aboard the Shuttle discovery. Here’s the contested document.
Space: Not just the human final frontier. These folks prove that the sky’s not the limit by launching unexpected things into orbit.
Suddenly everything I’ve accomplished in life seems trivial. (via stream.pleated-jeans.com)
The single most badass self-photo of all time? View Media ›
Representative Gabby Giffords gives her first television interview since being shot in the head by Jared Laughner. She frequently struggles with words and has a long road ahead of her, but that only makes her progress all the more inspirational.
One small step for man, one giant leap for…whoops! A walk on the moon isn’t the breezy, bouncy affair most people imagine.
Miraculously does not immediately kill entire crew. Science, we need to have a serious discussion about how everything you’re doing is trying to kill us.
With SCIENCE! And sarcasm. It’s a smooth blend of the two that really makes us swoon.
Just before dawn this morning, the space shuttle Atlantis returned home. Here is video of their final landing, thus closing a chapter in America’s dedication to manned space exploration. I wanted to be an astronaut as a kid. 10 year old JP is really disappointed today. (via thedailywh.at) Watch Video ›
If you dream it, you can be it. Even if you are a discarded personality sphere. View Image ›
Sometimes it’s hard to give up the dream you’ve had since you were 5, but the space industry’s not doing so hot. Due to budget cuts, NASA’s not really looking for extraterrestrial life right now. If that doesn’t convince you, go through this flowchart to see if you should still be an astronaut. View Image ›
NASA’s new freeware game, Moonbase Alpha, was meant to drum up interest in the space program. Unfortunately, the game was pretty boring. Luckily, these guys found a way to make it fun. Via The Nerdist. [Warning: NSFW robot language] Watch Video ›
Space Cat spent months training for this day, but now he’s too sleepy to go to space. View Image ›