The Peloponnese from ISS


This photo from an astronaut on the International Space Station shows the Peloponnese and much of the nation of Greece.

By |July 23, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena

Espresso in Space


ISSpresso is the first capsule-based espresso system able to work in microgravity. Argotec and Lavazza are working together with the Italian Space Agency to actually bring the authentic Italian espresso onto the Space Station.

By |June 17, 2014|Categories: Space

World Cup starts in Space

Soccer in Space Station

These astronauts play a bit of microgravity soccer, kicking a small ball around the Space Station‘s labs. They cannot hide their enthusiasm for the upcoming World Cup.

By |June 13, 2014|Categories: Space

NASA’s new exercise Astronaut shoes

Astronaut shoes

Maintaining astronaut bone and muscle health in microgravity is an ongoing concern for NASA. The new (not very nice) ForceShoe are designed to collect data when they exercise.   Image credit NASA    Take a look at the video…

By |June 3, 2014|Categories: Space

Elon Musk unveils Dragon V2 Space Taxi for Astronauts

SpaceX manned Dragon V2 transporter

Elon Musk unveils SpaceX manned Dragon V2 transporter for NASA, a space taxi for astronauts.

By |May 30, 2014|Categories: Space

LIVE the Space Station’s view of Earth

Space Station's view of Earth

The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the Space Station (ISS) is now activated, and you can see live the Station’s view of Earth.    Watch the live video…

By |May 4, 2014|Categories: Space

Sensing Lightning from ISS

Sensing Lightning from ISS 2

Across the atmosphere of Earth, lightning flashes about 50 times per second. That’s 4.3 million times a day and roughly 1.5 billion times a year. Using a new instrument on the International Space Station (ISS), scientists are trying to observe and dissect at least a few of those lightning bolts every day.    Image © Astronaut photograph ISS038-E-16781

By |March 24, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space

The Koreas at Night

The Koreas at Night (2)

Did you noticed something peculiar in this image? North Korea is almost completely dark compared to neighboring South Korea and China. The darkened land appears as if it were a patch of water joining the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan!

By |February 25, 2014|Categories: Green Energy

Starting Fire in Water

Starting Fire in Water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with a form of water that has a strange property: it can help start fire.   Take a look at the video to find out how and the benefits…

By |January 9, 2014|Categories: Space

Reflections on Planet Earth

Reflections on Planet Earth

This reflective view, taken by astronaut Michael Fossum, 250 miles above planet Earth from International Space Station.    Image ©  Michael Fossum, STS-121 Mission, NASA

By |January 2, 2014|Categories: Space
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