The Earth looks flat in this photo taken from space

Believe it or not, some idiots think that Earth doesn't rotate and others still think that Earth is flat. I'm sure the latter group would love this picture just taken by our space Captain America—astronaut Reid Wiseman. The angles on those two coasts converging makes Earth's spheroidal surface look strangely flat. » 6/23/14 10:02pm 6/23/14 10:02pm

How can anyone take this awesomeness for granted?

Think about it. Really. Think about what you are looking at right now. That's Oleg Artemyev and Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Skvortsov—photographed today by Reid Wisemanjust doing their job, floating between Earth and the nothingness at 4.8 miles per second. If that's not awesome, I don't know what is. » 6/20/14 12:40am 6/20/14 12:40am

Playing soccer in space looks more fun than playing in the World Cup

To get ready for the World Cup, astronauts on the ISS decided to play a little friendly soccer match on the ISS to show countries on Earth how the beautiful game is played in space. It looks like a helluva lot of fun mostly because seeing a bicycle kick in zero gravity is what dreams are made of. » 6/12/14 1:16am 6/12/14 1:16am

NASA's Using Space Laser to Download Video From Orbit at Gigabit Speeds

NASA's latest data download just covered way more distance, and contained way more awesome, than any earthbound file transfer: the agency beamed a high-def video down from the International Space Station this week using a high-powered laser. Go ahead and give your WiFi router a good stern look. » 6/07/14 10:00am 6/07/14 10:00am

This image of a dice rolling in space over the Earth is not a photoshop

There's a new American astronaut in space. His name is Reid Wiseman—a guy who was a naval aviator and a test pilot before joining NASA as an astronaut in 2011. He seems like a pretty cool guy too. He just arrived to the International Space Station and he's already taking some pretty neat photos, like the dice above. » 6/02/14 9:51pm 6/02/14 9:51pm

These Are NASA's (Ugly) New Astronaut Shoes

On Thursday, NASA is sending the astronauts on the International Space Station a new pair of shoes. These so-called ForceShoes are not for space walks. They're actually a high tech measurement device that helps NASA scientists gain a better understanding of the effects that heavy loads have on astronauts' bodies. » 5/28/14 6:20pm 5/28/14 6:20pm

NASA's Space Rats Are Checking Into This Swanky New Rodent Hotel

31 years is a long time for a hotel to keep the decor the same. But things are a little different aboard the ISS, where lab rats have been shuttled back and forth from Earth in the same modular boxes since 1983. Now, NASA has unveiled a new rat pod—and it could help us learn how to keep human passengers healthy as we… » 5/27/14 11:00am 5/27/14 11:00am

The SpaceX Launch Is Sending Dinosaur Microbes to the Space Station

The SpaceX Dragon capsule that just left Earth for the International Space Station is carrying many an important item: a new laser communication system, coffee (which they just ran out of!), a planter for fresh produce, and billions and billions of microbes swabbed from dinosaur bones, sneakers, and spacecraft clean… » 4/18/14 4:45pm 4/18/14 4:45pm