Earth has never looked so good.
Earth has never looked so good.
The torch is orbiting about 260 miles above us right now.
All of our teachers lied.
The moon is really, really big.
All those things you’ve been told? They’re not true.
I hereby nominate Commander Hadfield for president of space. Or maybe Prime Minister of space, since he’s Canadian.
Because it is completely awesome.
Just when we thought Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield was done providing the world with videos from the International Space Station he gives us one last masterpiece. Chris leaves the ISS tomorrow after nearly five months in space.
Or at least, the southern part of it.
Both the arts and space exploration could use more funding to keep making awesome collaborations. Just sayin’.
Astronauts don’t just do serious science stuff, they also take rad photos.
Because no one wants to accidentally lodge your runaway nails in their nasal cavity. Every day tasks become a challenge in zero gravity.
For the season, a Christmas Carol to the Earth. Jewel in the Night is an original song written by astronaut Chris Hadfield and was recorded on the ISS on Dec. 23, 2012.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station send their wishes to the people down on Earth in a film titled “Further Up Yonder.”
Experiments with water in zero gravity abroad the International Space Station. “Wow, I just love those oscillations.”
Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS.
These incredible ‘star trails’ photos were taken aboard the International Space Station by Expedition 31 Flight Engineer Don Pettit. Prepare yourself for launch.
The Dragon has landed! Photos of this morning’s historic, first-ever instance of a private space craft docking with the International Space Station.
Whoa. These weren’t taken by a billion dollar satellite, just a dude and his Nikon. Turns out Dutch astronaut and physician Andre Kuipers, currently doing research on the International Space Station, is quite the interstellar shutterbug. All of the captions and photos (save the last) are his. Some of these don’t even look real.
This gorgeous time-lapse video depicts the stars from low earth orbit, as viewed from the International Space Station. Give it a minute to load first, it’s worth the wait.
This is a real treat! Not only is it worth the wait to see the guy play the guitar, and sing his blues towards the end of the video, the trip around the Space Station itself is really fascinating. Really, this is worth a look.
From the same International Space Station mission that brought you this eye-popping video, here’s an astronaut’s-eye view of the Southern Lights above Australia. That’s some Stanley Kubrick stuff right there.
Space is so awesome. This time-lapse video was taken from the front of the International Space Station as it orbits our planet at night. Watch Video ›
William Shatner recorded a Star Trek-themed wake up call for the crew of the space shuttle Discovery, currently in orbit on the shuttle’s last mission. Bless those nerds at NASA. Watch Video ›
NASA Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock has been posting pictures from the International Space Station as it orbits the Earth to twitter. These pictures from the most recent hurricane season are both terrifying and beautiful. View List ›
A sinuous green aurora appears above a deck of clouds in this dramatic astronaut photograph from May 29, 2010. View Image ›
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 ›
A handful of spiders were shot into space for a study on how they spin their webs in zero gravity. I can’t help but imagine this as the first mistake in some sci-fi movie about spider-aliens taking over the International Space Station. Gives me the heebie-jeebies! Read More ›