A spacesuit is all that stands between an astronaut and certain death in the cold void of space, so no wonder some astronauts develop a certain bond of affection with their gear.
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.
The astronauts on board the International Space Station saw a strange and unexpected view out their windows yesterday. “Saw something launch into space today. Not sure what it was but the cloud it left behind was pretty amazing,” tweeted NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins.
A spacewalk outside the ISS was scrapped last month when flight engineer Luca Parmitano noticed a water leak inside his helmet. “My head is really wet and I have a feeling it’s increasing,” the Italian astronaut first told Johnson Space Center in Houston. Then things got much, much worse.
Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano is sitting out a scheduled spacewalk on Tuesday after the crew found water leaking "inexplicably" into his helmet.
No doubt: the following spacewalk photos are the best I have seen in a very long time. I just cannot stop staring at the stunning photos captured during the spacewalk of ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA's Chris Cassidy, on the 9th of July, released by the European Space Agency today on its webpage and on Flickr.
NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano are scheduled to spend close to seven hours outside the International Space Station today, where they will venture in the first of two scheduled spacewalks for this month. Here's your chance to watch it live!
From ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano comes an absolutely gorgeous view of our planet from space.
Now that's what I call fast food! ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano took this funny microgravity pic of a mouthful meat orbiting at a speed of 7.71 km/s during dinner on the International Space Station yesterday.
This spacecraft is about to deliver three astronauts to space.