Thursday, Samantha Cristoforetti, the first Italian woman in space, bounced back on earth in her Soyuz capsule. She’d spent nearly 200 days on a single spaceflight, the new record for a female astronaut, and probably 11th overall. That’s amazing. What really sets her apart, though, is how well she shared that…
Watching the world go by from the window of a plane at Mach 0.8 is hard to beat, but when it comes to an expanded world view, nobody gets a better picture than the residents of the International Space Station. Check out this time-lapse compilation by Germany's Alexander Gerst.
Early next year, a new Italian guest will arrive at the International Space Station — an Italian coffee maker designed to work in zero gravity, dubbed ISSpresso. The arrival of the machine will coincide with the visit of the first female Italian astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti.
It turns out that even while in space, the six inhabitants of the International Space Station have a way to tune into the World Cup that doesn't involve looking out the window as they pass over Brazil. So how do they, along with NASA, make it possible to watch the games live?
Sometime very soon, China will be launching three Taikonauts to their new space station, making them only the third country ever to accomplish such a feat. The station, Tiangong 1 (it means Heavenly Palace, which sounds like a place I have a take-out menu from) was launched back in late September of last year. If you…
This remarkable image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis returning home after its final mission was taken by the crew aboard the International Space Station, proving that sometimes the best view comes from the saps in the nosebleed seats. (Photo Credit: @Nasa_Johnson
The astronauts in the International Space Station have the best (and safest) view of Hurricane Earl as its 125 mph winds spin toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina and onward to New England. Photo Credit: NASA/Douglas Wheelock