​Live Your Cosmonaut Fantasies With This MIR-Replica Sidecar

Ever wanted to sail through space on an mechanically unsound rust bucket while drinking Vodka from a sippy cup? Now you can! This MIR replica Ural sidecar pays homage to the pioneering Soviet space station. » 10/21/14 2:38pm 10/21/14 2:38pm

Amazing photo of the MIR space station against the immensity of Earth

Surprisingly enough for a space junkie like me, I've never seen this image of the MIR—the Soviet space station that was destroyed on reentry on 2001 after 5,519 days in orbit. The photo was taken from the space shuttle Atlantis on the mission STS-71, docked in the photo below. » 9/16/14 6:37am 9/16/14 6:37am

The Best and Strangest Views of Solar Eclipses from Space

This Sunday there will be a total solar eclipse over the south Pacific Ocean, Chile and Argentina. Watching solar eclipses from Earth is a rare occurrence. Watching them from space is extraordinarily rare. Here are the best photos and videos. » 7/09/10 12:20pm 7/09/10 12:20pm

Buzz Lightyear Back From 468 Days In Spaaace

How did I miss this? The Toy Story action figure returned on the space shuttle Discovery last Friday, after first launching aboard STS-124 on May 31st 2008. Here's a video of his time on the International Space Station: » 9/16/09 1:20pm 9/16/09 1:20pm

NASA Testing Next Generation Firefighting Gear for Fires... In Spaaace!

In space, no one can hear you scream "Fire." Not that it'd matter, as few people could recognize a microgravity fire anyway. This means space firefighting gear needs to be special. NASA is on it. » 4/05/09 5:00pm 4/05/09 5:00pm