Taking the Flight of the Conchords’ premise to its inevitable (and literal) conclusion, Commander Chris Hadfield recorded a cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” aboard the International Space Station and uploaded it to YouTube earlier today. (Which is like seven years ago in space time, I think.) The song, from the Bowie album of the [...]
Fashion gets everywhere, even space. As NASA shows in this wonderful collection of how their space suit has evolved over the years. We particular like the silver foil look that seemed to be so wildly popular in the 70s. Click the pic to see.
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield has already explained how food tastes in space, and now he shows what its like to get a haircut aboard the “International Space Salon.” Click the pic to watch the vid.
With the successful landing of the Mars rover on the face of the red planet last year, NASA has released a fascinating video on how they went about doing it. The clip is taken from the IMAX movie “Roving Mars” from 2006 . Click the pic to watch the video.
The Man Who Sells the Moon is a short documentary by Simon Ennis that centers on Dennis Hope, a man who has been selling property on the moon since the 1980s and is also selling land on Mercury, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter’s moon Io. Article 2 of the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 states that “no nation [...]
The International Space Station is, after the sun and the moon, the third brightest object in the sky. If you know where to look for it, you can easily see it — no telescope required. But where is it right now? You know who always knows where the ISS is? NASA. Several times a week, [...]
On April 23, 1972, Apollo 16 astronaut Charlie Duke took his third and final jaunt on the moon. He and fellow astronaut John Young took the Lunar Rover exploring in the Descartes Highlands, and while they were there, Duke left a token on the surface of the Moon — a portrait of his family. The [...]
In Spacesuit: A History through Fact and Fiction, Brett Gooden traces the development of astronaut outwear in both fact and fiction from the first hot air balloon flight in the late 1700s to the present. Along the way, you get an inside look at suit innovation during the Cold War space race. The modern space [...]
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield is currently living in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS) as Flight Engineer on Expedition 34 and he has been tweeting absolutely stunning photographs of Earth. Follow him on Twitter, for daily photo updates. Hadfield has captured some of the devastating floods hitting Australia this week, and this one of [...]
The Space Food Systems Laboratory (SFSL), which is the sector of NASA responsible for preparing and concocting the food for astronauts, has a very clear mission: provide high-quality flight food systems that are convenient, compatible with each crew member’s physiological and psychological requirements, meet spacecraft stowage and galley interface requirements, and are easy to prepare [...]