Southern Italy from ISS

Italy from ISS

Southern Italy from International Space Station (ISS), by Expedition 40 astronaut Reid Wiseman.

By | Sep 5, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

An interactive world map with photos taken from the ISS

A map with photos taken from the ISS

In this superb interactive world map you can find a collection of 650 photos taken by astronauts, aboard the International Space Station (ISS).   Watch the map…

By | Sep 2, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space|Tags: , , , , |

ISS Flying through an Aurora

ISS and Aurora

A timelapse released by ESA, sowing the International Space Station flying through an aurora, created from photographs taken on board the ISS by the Expedition 40 crew.    Watch the video…

By | Aug 27, 2014|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , |

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 | Jul 23, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

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 | Jun 17, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , |

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 | Jun 13, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , |

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 | Jun 3, 2014|Categories: Space|Tags: , , , , |

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|Tags: , , , , |

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|Tags: , , |

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 | Mar 24, 2014|Categories: Natural phenomena, Space|Tags: , , |