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?
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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.
Astronaut Daniel T. Barry thinks NASA's mission to Mars is humanity's most important endeavor yet, for reasons including the birth of Captain Kirk. We talked to him about what it's like to explore the Final Frontier.
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…
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…
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.
Without any context, it looks like something has gone terribly, terribly wrong in the photo above taken around midnight last night. But that little ball engulfed in flames is doing just fine—and so are the three members of the International Space Station Expedition 36 that were snuggly inside and on their way home.
If you're ever curious about the exact number of people who are in space right now, the single-serving site aptly named how many people are in space right now? will tell you. The answer is 6. The lucky 6 who are currently living every kid's dream? Americans Chris Cassidy and Karen Nyberg, Russians Pavel Vinogradov,…
If you think wriggling into your cycling lycra or trussing yourself up in a tux is tricky, think again. Donning an astronaut's space suit is no mean feat—as this video shows.
An exhausted astronaut searching for oxygen. A soldier bleeding to death crawling to complete his mission. A sailor sinking into the deep sea trying to reach the surface. That's the perfect description of one of the most important, head spinning moments of every human being's life. Watch this outstanding short film…
Sky News is reporting that Iran just took a major step towards its goal of achieving manned space flight—by firing a monkey into space.
Even the most opulent Beverly Hills home featured on Cribs can't even begin to compare to this half-hour tour of the International Space Station led by NASA ISS Commander Sunita Williams just hours before she returned to Earth on the Soyuz TMA-05M spacecraft.
Donald Pettit is, as well as being a NASA astronaut, an exceptionally keen photographer—which is why he has over 10 top-of-line DSLR cameras littering the International Space Station. In this video, he talks about the complexities, and joys, of photography in space.
Pioneering astronaut Neil Armstrong is recovering from heart bypass surgery. Apparently he's "doing great". [Guardian]
There's nothing like a good, firm handshake. Especially when it's with a robot, and you're in space. Yesterday, NASA's Robonaut completed its systems checks aboard the International Space Station — and celebrated with a handshake.