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15 Years of the International Space Station- infographic

15 Years of the International Space Station- infographic (3)

International Space Station—the largest cooperative science project ever—is celebrating its 15h birthday.   Take a look at NASA’s infographic…

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By |November 21, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

Watching Earth’s ocean winds

Watching Earth's ocean winds

Built with spare parts and without a moment to spare, the ISS-RapidScat (Rapid Scatterometer) isn’t your average NASA Earth science mission. It will monitor ocean winds from the vantage point of the Space station.    Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech

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By |October 31, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

Dream Chaser program to move forward with Flight tests

Dream Chaser program to move forward with Flight tests 1

The privately built Dream Chaser ‘space taxi’ had a successful first ever free-flight glide test on Saturday, Oct 26. Image © Sierra Nevada Corp.   Take a look at the video…

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By |October 30, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

Astronauts in formation

Astronauts in formation

NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg, Expedition 37 flight engineer, poses for a photo in the Kibo laboratory of the International Space Station, along with Russian cosmonaut Fyodor Yurchikhin (center), commander and European Space Agency astronaut Luca Parmitano, flight engineer.      NASA

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By |October 25, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

If the Moon were at the same distance as the ISS

If the Moon were at the same distance as the ISS 1

If the Moon were at the same distance as the Space station (ISS), an interesting video by Yetipc1. He placed the moon at the distance of 270 miles (435 km), instead of the 238,855 miles it actually is.    Have a look at the video…

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By |October 13, 2013|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Orbital Sciences is now second private firm to supply the ISS

Orbital Sciences is now second private firm to supply the ISS 1

Orbital Sciences’ Cygnus spacecraft completed a successful rendezvous with the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday, becoming the second private company to send a spacecraft to the ISS.    Image © NASA

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By |October 1, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , |

NASA approves 3D printer for use in space

NASA approves 3D printer for use in space 2

NASA just approved the first 3D printer, created by Made in Space in collaboration with NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, for use aboard the International Space Station – ISS.

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By |July 31, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

California thunderstorms from ISS

California thunderstorms from ISS 2

Early morning lightning storms, inland of LA and San Diego. Astronaut Karen Nyberg shared this image on her Twitter feed, from the International Space Station, on July 21.

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By |July 29, 2013|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

The Toolbox of the International Space Station

The Toolbox of the International Space Station 2

This is the toolbox of the International Space Station by the British ISS astronaut Tim Peake (his Flickr account), offering a detailed look of all the space tools and how they are stored in zero gravity.

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By |July 24, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

Water floating in Helmet forces ISS Astronauts to abort Spacewalk

Water floating in Helmet forces ISS Astronauts to abort Spacewalk

A little more than one hour into Tuesday’s spacewalk, just outside the Space Station, Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency reported water floating behind his head inside his helmet. Image © NASA

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By |July 17, 2013|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |