Goodbye Mr. Spock

Vulcan hand salute from orbit

Astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit, from the International Space Station, as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

By |March 2, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , |

The First Selfie in Space

First selfie in space by astronaut Buzz Aldrin

The first selfie in space by astronaut Buzz Aldrin, along with more old NASA photos, will be auctioned.

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Biggest aircraft in history begins construction

'Roc' the biggest aircraft in history

These are the first images of the biggest aircraft in history at the first stages of construction.

By |February 27, 2015|Categories: Aviation, Space|Tags: , , |

How much Saharan Dust feeds Amazon’s plants

The Saharan Dust feeds Amazon’s plants

For the first time, a NASA satellite has quantified in three dimensions the amounts of dust that makes a trans-Atlantic journey… How much Saharan dust feeds Amazon’s plants.   Watch the video…

By |February 25, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , , |

Earth time-lapse 2015

Earth time-lapse, International Space Station

Earth time-lapse 2015, International Space Station fly over…

“Humanity must rise above the Earth, to the top of the atmosphere and beyond.

For only then we will understand the world in which we live.”    -Socrates (470 – 399 BC)

By |February 25, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Astronaut’s selfie on a Spacewalk

Astronaut Barry Wilmore selfie on a Spacewalk

NASA astronaut‘s Barry Wilmore selfie, outside the International Space Station on the first of three spacewalks.

By |February 24, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Magnetospheric Multiscale Observatories ready for launch

Magnetospheric Multiscale Observatories

Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) observatories are ready for launch and processed in a clean room at the Astrotech Space Operations facility in Titusville, Florida.

By |February 20, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Peripeteia Space Habitat Constellation 2100

Space Habitat Constellation

‘Peripeteia’ Space Habitat Constellation 2100, a fascinating Diploma Project for space colonization.

By |February 17, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

Approaching Titan a Billion times closer

Titan a Billion times closer 1

Ten years ago, on Jan. 14, 2005, the Huygens probe touched down on Saturn‘s largest moon, Titan.   Watch the amazing zooming on Titan, a billion times closer…

By |February 14, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

An Astronaut’s View of Earth

astronaut Chris Hadfield

What it feels like to stand on an Aurora? What it’s like to see the Earth from orbit.   Watch astronaut Chris Hadfield in the video…

By |February 12, 2015|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |