This Photo of a Russian Cosmonaut Looks Like a Renaissance Painting

This photo of Cosmonaut Elena Serova taken by NASA's Bill Ingalls on March 12th 2015 is a wonderful example of the so called Accidental Renaissance. » 3/16/15 7:00am 3/16/15 7:00am

Short film: Chat roulette is most fun with a cosmonaut in space

Sure, a cosmonaut on Chat Roulette just wants to see bewbs just like the rest of the screen tanned Internet but at least he has the power to run satellites and make you feel like you're not alone. This lovable short film, Russian Roulette, tells a cute story of a girl cruising Chat Roulette until she meets a man in… » 12/24/14 10:24pm 12/24/14 10:24pm

The First Man To Walk In Space Almost Got Stuck Out There

Today I found out that the first man to walk in space almost got stuck out there. That lucky individual was Alexei Leonov, who was born in the Soviet Union on May 30, 1934. He was one of the twenty Soviet Air Force Pilots to be chosen for the first cosmonaut group. » 10/07/13 7:00am 10/07/13 7:00am

Astronauts Arrive Home in a Brilliant Ball of Fire

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. » 9/11/13 1:20pm 9/11/13 1:20pm

Wide-Body Cosmonaut Stylus Is Easy on the Eyes and Easier on the Hands

Most styluses are designed to look and feel like a pen—great for writing, terrible for drawing. That's why this new stylus from Studio Neat is built like a crayon. » 12/13/11 12:40am 12/13/11 12:40am

The Tragic Story of a Russian Cosmonaut Who Was Sent into Space Knowing…

Vladimir Komarov, a cosmonaut, knew he was going to die when he left Earth for space on the Soyuz 1. His friend Yuri Gagarin, the first human to reach outer space, knew Komarov would too. But Leonid Brezhnev, leader of the Soviet Union, wanted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Communist Revolution with a… » 3/20/11 8:00pm 3/20/11 8:00pm

Russian Cosmonaut Gets Anti-Matter Ray Gun Onboard ISS

This is cosmonaut Maksim Surayev. And what he's holding is the latest Russian anti-matter ray gun smuggled onboard the International Space Station. Or maybe it was a microphone to eavesdrop the American astronauts. Or an old pump. I forgot. » 11/18/09 6:20pm 11/18/09 6:20pm