Earth has never looked so good.
Earth has never looked so good.
Well the food floats, for one.
Karen Nyberg is a current resident of the International Space Station. Her Pinterest board is filled with photos of space, and it’s going to put your DIY boards to shame.
This once again proves that astronauts are the coolest people around.
Humans can’t let rovers have all the fun! Space exploration is gearing up to go to Mars…and beyond.
Here’s what the beginning of the Space Age looked like.
Lily Koppel’s new nonfiction book, The Astronaut Wives Club, looks at the historic time in America when astronauts were heroes and their families were emblems. She talks about the book and the photos she gathered.
A salute to Canadian Astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield, who returned to Earth today after having lived aboard the International Space Station for the past five months.
Plus 20 of the best songs ever written for movies, a sea otter who knows how to relax, and the continued survival of the Rolling Stones.
Plus bad news for aspiring astronauts, a major Chicken McNugget milestone, and the Pope’s first day.
Oh, and that’s not a flash either.
A photographer’s fantasy. Astronaut Don Petit takes a stunning set of long exposure photography 240 miles above the Earth during his high-speed orbit aboard the International Space Station. (via theinspirationgrid.com)
The single most badass self-photo of all time? View Media ›
Full screen is a must for this 1080p tour of the Earth! Dr. Justin Wilkinson from NASA’s astronaut team describes the special places that spacemen focus on whenever they get a moment. (Via) Watch Video ›
In case you didn’t know there are more space films than just Apollo 13 and 2001: A Space Odyssey, here’s an out of this world collection of 34 Hollywood astronauts and one odd musician out. 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 ›
Why not? A choice selection of ladies in space suits. Some are real astronauts, others are actors - but they all show that really sexy people can still be sexy in an ugly orange suit. View List ›
Check out this super-cool photo of a Russian volcano eruption as seen from space. Those lucky duckies on the International Space Station took it, and scientists are excited because it shows the shock wave and top of the blast steam bubble. I’m excited because it looks like a marshmallow covered with that disease my goldfish always get. View Image ›
If a space shuttle goes down, you can now blame Twitter. Astronaut Mike Massimino (or Astro_Mike on Twitter) became the first person to tweet from space, while in orbit on a spaceship meant to service the Hubble Telescope. I was totally kidding about the space shuttle crash, but people really shouldn’t fly and tweet. Read More ›
That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for astronauts not looking like mournful lighthouse droids. Good choice, NASA!
A group of Cambridge University students sent four teddy bears into suborbital space last week. The “intrepid space teddies” made it back to Earth intact, but frozen solid. Most adorable astronauts ever! View Image ›
I don’t know what crimes these teddy bears committed to deserve this treatment, but they were sent up into space in a homemade weather balloon by a group of schoolchildren in England who are a lot smarter than I am. More great images of the teddies’ journey and the full story here. View Image ›
Astronaut Donald Pettit created this video out of dozens of still photographs he took from the International Space Station. Kinda makes the eight months of training and many millions of dollars it takes to get up there as a private citizen seem worth it. Watch Video ›
The story, told in pictures, of an early Russia experiment of firing a pig into the air after first getting it drunk. It would appear the pig remained drunk for the duration of its flight. View Image ›
Virgin CEO Richard Branson conducts a wedding on a mid-flight airplane to outer space. Add this to the list of things you’ll never get to do. Perhaps the closest taste you’ll ever get is one of these zero-gravity sex chairs. Read More ›