- 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 States for a long, long time. (Scared of PDFs? The NYT covered the story.)
- NASA is offering cash prizes for better computer programs to detect asteroids. It's a multi-stage contest with a bunch of different categories, so click on over for details.
- The Exploratorium's Urban Science segment this week is a video clip on how to stargaze in the city with no to minimal equipment.
- Who names places on Mars? You can buy a name on a private map that is utterly meaningless, or suggest names to the organization that coordinates the names used by actual scientists.
- NOAA had some fun with a Washington, DC weather forecast, including the phrase, "WE SOMETIMES SAY THE FORECAST HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE. I THINK WE CAN TAKE THAT LITERALLY AT THE MOMENT"
- National Geographic has a new space-blogger, with one of her first long-form pieces covering the concept of lonely planets adrift in space.
Photograph by @AstroKarenN (Karen L. Nyberg), from the ISS on 18 July 2013