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Basic Space

Night in space

Cancel your plans for the next three minutes and forty nine seconds and watch this video instead. I never normally post time lapse videos on their own, but this video of views from the International Space Station at night, made by Knate Myers, has just become my new favourite. It is made up of photographs [...]

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But Seriously...

20 Questions with the Space Station

SECU Daily Planet

I’ve been a freelancer for over 20 years. It’s not quite accurate to say there aren’t benefits. There are; they just don’t include health care and employer-matched IRAs. The benefits are such things as not having to use an alarm clock or wear pants everyday, if you don’t feel like it. You can.  But you don’t [...]

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Life, Unbounded

A Dragon in the Sky: Space X

Dragon capsule during 'fly-under' of ISS at a distance of 2.4 kilometers (May 24th 2012). Image taken from ISS (NASA). Click for bigger view.

As the docking attempt between the Dragon cargo vehicle and the International Space Station gets underway, here are some of the latest images, plus the LIVE stream to the Dragon/ISS docking at the bottom! [Note: recorded video of final moments of capture by ISS arm now added below] …and shortly before this fly-under took place [...]

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Observations

SpaceX Trying Again Early Tuesday to Reach International Space Station

Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad

SpaceX’s history-making mission to the International Space Station is on hold, following a valve malfunction Saturday morning that caused a last-minute launch abort. But the California company says its rocket is now good to go and will be ready to launch in the early hours of Tuesday, May 22. If all goes as planned, SpaceX’s [...]

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Observations

YouTube Space Lab Winners’ Experiments to Fly on ISS

YouTube Space Lab Winners, Amr Mohamed, Sunita Williams, Dorothy Chen, Sara Ma

Two future experiments set to take flight aboard the International Space Station have some unusual creators: teenagers who won the first YouTube Space Lab video competition today, sponsored by YouTube, Lenovo and Space Adventures. Students around the globe entered two-minute videos describing their idea for tests to conduct in low-Earth orbit. Judges, including NASA, ESA [...]

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Observations

Student Experiments for the International Space Station

Students ages 14-18: Have a big idea for an experiment that can be done in space? Bring it! That is, describe it in a video and post it to YouTube Space Lab by December 14. Your idea might be one of two that will actually be built and flown aboard the International Space Station. You’ll [...]

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PsiVid

Chris Hadfield Writes a Book: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life (on Earth)

astronaut's guide to life

A new book by the former Commander of the ISS, and a pro at social media engagement from low Earth orbit, Chris Hadfield, is due out October 2013! It is called, An Astronaut’s Guide to Life On Earth. It seems this qualifies Chris Hadfield to be a future guest for my regular Read Science! Google [...]

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PsiVid

Top 10 (+1) Commander Chris Hadfield Videos from the ISS!

Colonel Chris Hadfield is a Canadian astronaut, a former mission specialist on STS-74 who also performed multiple EVAs on STS-100, and, for a few hours longer, the well-loved commander of the International Space Station mission 35. He has been a great inspiration for space travel via every type of social media (with the assistance of [...]

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PsiVid

ISS Startrails Video

Beautiful. Stunning. Hypnotic. Only a few of the words to describe this video posted by Christoph Malin, an outdoor journalist and cinematographer. And watch, at about 1:42 you’ll see Comet “Lovejoy” rising. From beneath the video: “This Video was achived (sic) by “stacking” image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station. [...]

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PsiVid

YouTube SpaceLab Winners Learn Results of Experiments in Livestream with Bill Nye

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Last year, I told you about a contest that allowed teens to submit an experiment to be done on the International Space Station. Winners were chosen and now they are eagerly awaiting the result of their experiments! More details from the folks at Space Lab: This is “the culmination of the YouTube Space Lab competition [...]

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PsiVid

YouTube SpaceLab top 60 Global Finalists Chosen!

YouTube SpaceLab Entrants

Take a look at what some clever American teens have come up with as an idea for an experiment on the International Space Station!     The 60 global  finalists for the YouTube.com/SpaceLab competition were announced Tuesday, January 17th.  Recall from my post in November, that YouTube challenged 14-18 year-old students to design a science [...]

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PsiVid

YouTube SpaceLab Video Contest for Teens

Youtube spacelab logo

Have you ever thought that you had a great idea for an experiment to be done in space? Maybe you’ve hoped your idea could have an audience with Stephen Hawking and astronauts and other luminaries! If you haven’t, you might start considering this today! If you are aged 14-18, the time is now to submit [...]

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