Let’s play a quick game of hide-n-seek. In this photo, NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren is seen working outside the International Space Station during a spacewalk on November 6th. Can you find him among the structure of the ISS?
Spacesuits of the future are going to do much more than just keep us alive–they’re going to make us look damn good. Because clearly, the most important thing when landing on other planets is that we look extra cool doing it.
The chances that any of us will travel to space are about one in a billion. That’s why astronaut Scott Kelly has been spending his lucky year in orbit helping the rest of us Earthlings imagine what that might be like.
Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station.
In the short film Hibernation, Joseph is about to embark on a remarkable journey — entering hibernation so that he can explore parts of the universe where no human has ventured. But he can't shake the feeling that things have been left unfinished between him and his instructor, Claire.
It feels like everything is going to hell, especially as a seemingly dreadful year comes to an end and winter keeps getting stronger. But, despite the continuous onslaught of bad news flooding media, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the future. Everyone's favorite astronaut Chris Hadfield explains.
Wandering through the bitfields, I just came across this 1995 photograph of Michael Gernhardt floating 200-miles over the Earth on a six-hour spacewalk. I zoomed in and looked in awe for a couple of minutes, pondering the chain of events, the Herculean effort that put and kept this man alive in space.
On July 10, 1969, Apollo 11 touched down on the moon. At 10:56 pm eastern standard time, Neil Armstrong accomplished another first. With the immortal words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind," (or something like that) Neil Armstrong became the first human to step foot on a major celestial…
In the short comedy Russian Roulette, Lucy is chatting online one night when she is paired up with a cosmonaut stationed alone on an orbiting telescope. And talking to him, she feels a little less alone in the universe.
On Earth, a properly thrown boomerang will return to the person who threw it. Is the same true aboard the International Space Station?
Mars One, the program that is planning to create a human settlement on Mars by 2024, has received over 200,000 applications of Earthlings who are interested in leaving their home planet forever by taking a one-way ticket to Mars. This short documentary examines a few of those people's motivation to leave everything…
A selfie taken on Earth may not be that exciting, but snapped in space, the humble selfie suddenly becomes something pretty special. Here are some of the greatest spaces selfies ever to be snapped, ranging from the majestic, to the comic — even a few from before the selfie officially existed.
Here's astronaut Mike Hopkins taking the selfie to end all selfies. It's over, you cant' beat it, give up, return your camera, become a horse jockey. Hopkins snapped a photo of himself in full astronaut suit outside of the ISS as he was spacewalking on Christmas Eve with the beautiful blue Earth in the background. And…
It might look more like an engine from an aging car than a piece of engineering fit for space, but this machine was a pioneering piece of apparatus that allowed astronauts to experiment with fluids in space.
Aquilla trained her entire life for synchronized spacewalk event, but after Dorna broke her back in a freak stratojump accident, she decided to perform their routine alone. Thousands of spectators swarmed the orbital skybox, gawking as she floated and flailed, untethered in space. A collage by Joseba Elorza.
Leaving a loved one can feel like cutting off a limb, and in Nicolas Ménard's lovely, otherworldly short film Somewhere, that feeling becomes literal. When an astronaut ventures to truly alien worlds, all he can think of is what he left behind.
What NASA Astronaut Rick Mastracchio sees when he bench presses—with air cylinders to provide resistance—on the ISS. Yeah, we'd work out with a view like that too.
ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano wore a very simple Superman costume in honor of Halloween, but he gets extra points for floating around the International Space Station in a Superman pose.
Astronaut Karen Nyberg's son is getting a special gift when she gets home from her latest mission: a toy Tyrannosaurus she made from scraps while aboard the International Space Station.
Seriously, is this what space psychosis looks like?