Last week, NASA astronaut Steve Swanson sent the first Instagram from space. It was a selfie, naturally, taken before the ISS cupola. But what caught our eye wasn't Swanson's handsome mug or the view of Earth. It was Swanson's shirt, which features a familiar spacecraft and the words: "Shipping & Logistics: Everything's… »
On April 14, 2010, these four women were all on the International Space Station at the same time. This represents the largest simultaneous concentration of ladies in space we have ever seen. »
NASA instructed its staff to stop cooperating with the Russian Federal Space Agency. The agency claims this is a choice between funding Russia or developing our own rockets, but astronaut Ron Garan disagrees. In his view, we shouldn't be bringing political conflict into orbit. »
Astronaut Douglas Wheelock tweeted out this gorgeous view of the aurora as seen from the International Space Station: »
Soyuz is rolling into position for launch day! The rocket will take off from Kazakhstan in the middle of this week, carrying Expedition 39 to the International Space Station. »
About 500 of 4.3 million daily lightning strikes produce brief gamma ray bursts in our atmosphere, a mysterious phenomena under investigation by the Firestation instrument on the International Space Station. »
NASA and some of their astronauts played along during #LiveInSpace to give a behind-the-scenes look at how the vital necessities take place in the International Space Station. »
Land is a lattice-work of variegated browns in this photograph of the Florida Keys, with abruptly rigid grey human-built structures. The iconic and inviting blue waters darken with depth, with splashes of swirling bright aqua where sediment is stirred up to the surface. »
Chris Hadfield, the astronaut who captured our hearts by singing Space Oddity in the International Space Station, just gave a TED talk about being prepared for the worst that can happen. Like, going blind in space... »
These are the droids NASA was looking for... These sphere-robots are openly inspired by the remotes from Star Wars. Their full name are the Synchronized Position, Hold, Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites, and they just went flying on the ISS. »
Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day with a thematically-green aurora that was photographed by astronaut Koichi Wakata from the ISS on January 14th. »
- The ESA is taking applications for science experiments to run on the ISS. Submission deadline 23 May 2014.
- Vintage space suits are going up for auction, one in US shiny silver, and one in Soviet olive (although it looks more yellow in the photographs).
- Space exploration has been privately funded in the United…
Last year, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) carried cargo to the ISS using their HTV-4 spacecraft. To return the favour, a stationary camera on the ISS captured this awe-inspiring photograph of HTV-4 returning to Earth. »
This photograph of the Iberian Peninsula includes city lights in Spain and Portugal, and a faint, thin green glow of our atmosphere. The bright mass of lights in the center is Madrid, the Mediterranean Sea blacks out the southern border; to the west, a haze of lights dances from Lisboa to Porto in the west. Only a thin … »