Our friend and astronaut blogger Leroy Chiao was an invited guest at the Apollo 11 40th Anniversary gala last night. Here he shares a few shots, his memories of the Eagle touchdown, and his thoughts on the next moon mission.
In his final installment as Gizmodo's cherished Astroblogger, real-life astronaut Leroy Chiao covers the taboo topic of sex in space. Will it happen? Has it happened? Guess you'll have to read to find out...
Even when astronaut guest blogger Leroy Chiao isn't asked, he knows people are dying to know: What's the deal with relieving yourself when there's no gravity to contain the mess? How does it actually work?
In Leroy Chiao's five-day stint as astronaut guest blogger, he's striving to illuminate the everyday aspects of life aboard the International Space Station, stuff that isn't in press releases. Today's topic? The air they breathe.
Contributing astronaut blogger Leroy Chiao continues his five-day mission to enlighten us about space travel, backtracking to the pre-launch period of nervous tension—and steak and eggs—then on to that unforgettable moment of explosive truth.
Contributing astronaut guest blogger Leroy Chiao continues his five-day mission to enlighten us with life in orbit, this time dealing with the troublesome business of the morning routine, particularly brushing your teeth in zero gravity.