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2nd July 2014

Video reblogged from Hell2Heights with 81,328 notes

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vinebox:

breakingnews:

NASA astronaut films lightning from ISS

Astronaut Reid Wiseman posted a Vine from the International Space Station today showing lightning over Houston.

Tornado warnings were issued in the Houston area earlier this afternoon but have since expired.

got me having goosebumps

he. he posted a vine. from space.

Tagged: spaceflightlightningReid WisemanISSVine

Source: breakingnews

3rd June 2014

Photo reblogged from Untitled with 437 notes

un-future:

Steve Bowen and Al Drew working outside the ISS, by Paolo Nespoli

un-future:

Steve Bowen and Al Drew working outside the ISS, by Paolo Nespoli

Tagged: spaceflightISSSteve BowenAl DrewPaolo Nespoliastronautspacesuitblue

Source: un-future

20th April 2014

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colchrishadfield:

Good morning! While hunting Easter eggs this morning the crew of the Space Station found a big one, full of goodies.

colchrishadfield:

Good morning! While hunting Easter eggs this morning the crew of the Space Station found a big one, full of goodies.

Tagged: colchrishadfieldChris HadfieldspaceflightDragonSpaceXCanadarm2ISSspace capsuleEaster

Source: colchrishadfield

8th February 2014

Photoset reblogged from - with 49 notes

graviton1066:

Weightless Apple

(6 Feb. 2014) — A fresh apple floating freely near a window in the Cupola of the International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member. The bright sun and Earth’s horizon provide the backdrop for the scene.

Tagged: spaceflightISSzero gravitymicrogravityapple

Source: graviton1066

31st January 2014

Video reblogged from holodrome with 189 notes

colchrishadfield:

Good morning! Build a Space Station in 2 minutes. Harder than it looks.

Tagged: spaceflightISSspace stationassembly

Source: colchrishadfield

28th December 2013

Photo reblogged from The Nuclear Chaos with 827 notes

nprfreshair:

One of the most popular interviews of 2013 was our talk with astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. His poetic descriptions of life in space caused a lot of “driveway moments” for our listeners. Here he talks about  claustrophobia in space:

"They don’t want claustrophobic astronauts, so NASA is careful through selection to try to see if you have a natural tendency to be afraid of small spaces or not. Really, it’s good if you’ve managed to find a way to deal with all of your fears, especially the irrational ones. So during selection in fact, they zip you inside a ball, and they don’t tell you how long they’re going to leave you in there. I think if you had tendencies toward claustrophobia then that would probably panic you and they would use that as a discriminator to decide whether they were going to hire you or not. For me, being zipped inside a small, dark place for an indeterminate amount of time was just a great opportunity and nice time to think and maybe have a little nap and relax, so it doesn’t bother me. But you can get claustrophobia and agoraphobia — a fear of wide open spaces — simultaneously on a spacewalk."

image via Forbes
*A “driveway moment” is when you’re listening to a radio program in your car and you can’t get out because you’re so engrossed.


I actually got his book because I heard the interview while on the way to the bookstore to get something else.

One of my favorite parts was when he was talking about landing in a Soyuz capsule.  The impact of the capsule hitting the ground is like being in a car crash, so each crew member has a special personal crash seat custom-molded for their butt, to prevent injuries.  So there’s a cosmonaut museum in Moscow that has a gallery of molds of the butts of every single person who has flown in a Soyuz.

nprfreshair:

One of the most popular interviews of 2013 was our talk with astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. His poetic descriptions of life in space caused a lot of “driveway moments” for our listeners. Here he talks about  claustrophobia in space:

"They don’t want claustrophobic astronauts, so NASA is careful through selection to try to see if you have a natural tendency to be afraid of small spaces or not. Really, it’s good if you’ve managed to find a way to deal with all of your fears, especially the irrational ones. So during selection in fact, they zip you inside a ball, and they don’t tell you how long they’re going to leave you in there. I think if you had tendencies toward claustrophobia then that would probably panic you and they would use that as a discriminator to decide whether they were going to hire you or not. For me, being zipped inside a small, dark place for an indeterminate amount of time was just a great opportunity and nice time to think and maybe have a little nap and relax, so it doesn’t bother me. But you can get claustrophobia and agoraphobia — a fear of wide open spaces — simultaneously on a spacewalk."

image via Forbes

*A “driveway moment” is when you’re listening to a radio program in your car and you can’t get out because you’re so engrossed.

I actually got his book because I heard the interview while on the way to the bookstore to get something else.

One of my favorite parts was when he was talking about landing in a Soyuz capsule.  The impact of the capsule hitting the ground is like being in a car crash, so each crew member has a special personal crash seat custom-molded for their butt, to prevent injuries.  So there’s a cosmonaut museum in Moscow that has a gallery of molds of the butts of every single person who has flown in a Soyuz.

Tagged: spaceflightChris HadfieldinterviewSoyuzISS

Source: nprfreshair

20th December 2013

Link with 3 notes

First conversation with robot in space →

O_O

*makes pawing motions at screen*

Tagged: KiroborobotspaceflightJapanISS

15th December 2013

Photo reblogged from WIREMUSE with 906 notes

spaceexp:

This nighttime picture of Moscow shot from the International Space Station looks like a neuron!

spaceexp:

This nighttime picture of Moscow shot from the International Space Station looks like a neuron!

Tagged: spaceflightISSMoscow

Source: spaceexp

8th December 2013

Photoset reblogged from E_KLECTIK with 15,707 notes

beconinriot:

The World Outside My Window - Time-Lapses of Earth from the ISS

by David Peterson

Tagged: spaceflightISStime lapse

Source: beconinriot.com

3rd December 2013

Video with 6 notes

The World Outside My Window — Timelapse of Earth from the ISS

This is one of the few pics/vids I’ve seen that actually gives a sense of the ISS in motion, flying over the Earth, as opposed to the Earth just slowly rotating beneath it.

[via Sploid/Gizmodo]

Tagged: spaceflightorbitISSEarthtimelapsecomet

21st November 2013

Photo with 5 notes

"Nighttime" on the ISS

[via Sploid/Gizmodo]

"Nighttime" on the ISS

[via Sploid/Gizmodo]

Tagged: spaceflightISSgreen

29th September 2013

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In space, no one can hear you sew. NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg took a few down moments on the International Space Station to cobble this together for her son. “It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers [that are] found here on the International Space Station,” Nyberg wrote about the dinosaur. “It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt.” Nyberg brought the needle and thread amongst her personal effects. 
 

[via]

In space, no one can hear you sew. NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg took a few down moments on the International Space Station to cobble this together for her son. “It is made out of velcro-like fabric that lines the Russian food containers [that are] found here on the International Space Station,” Nyberg wrote about the dinosaur. “It is lightly stuffed with scraps from a used t-shirt.” Nyberg brought the needle and thread amongst her personal effects.

 

[via]

Tagged: spaceflightISSKaren Nybergastronautdinosaurplushietyrannosaurus rex

21st May 2013

Photo reblogged from Col. Chris Hadfield with 766 notes

colchrishadfield:

Today’s photo is sunrise, the windows glinting and solar array gilded in the unbelievably harsh morning light.

colchrishadfield:

Today’s photo is sunrise, the windows glinting and solar array gilded in the unbelievably harsh morning light.

Tagged: spaceflightChris Hadfieldcolchrishadfieldsolar panelISS

28th January 2013

Photo reblogged from 36th ECHO with 1,096 notes

spaceplasma:

 International Space Station Fly-Around
The STS-119 crew captured these dramatic images of the International Space Station on March 19, 2009 as Discovery flew around the orbiting complex after undocking.

spaceplasma:

International Space Station Fly-Around

The STS-119 crew captured these dramatic images of the International Space Station on March 19, 2009 as Discovery flew around the orbiting complex after undocking.

Tagged: spaceflightISS

Source: youtube.com

16th January 2013

Photo reblogged from Noctography with 17 notes

panderoo:

jsc2012e065055 by NASA_JSC_Photo on Flickr.

panderoo:

jsc2012e065055 by NASA_JSC_Photo on Flickr.

Tagged: spaceflightISSorbitlong exposure

Source: panderoo