All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘ISS’

William Shatner and NASA Share Twitter Exchange

Iconic actor William Shatner tweeted to NASA on Saturday, and received an update on the status of the International Space Station. Back in April, NASA honored Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians, the Distinguished Public Service medal. The medal cited Shatner for “outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for unwavering …

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William Shatner Honored by NASA for Service

NASA honored iconic actor William Shatner with its highest award bestowed upon civilians Saturday, the Distinguished Public Service medal. Shatner received the citation while attending his own Hollywood Charity Horse Show in Los Angeles, which raises money for children’s causes. The medal cited Shatner for “outstanding generosity and dedication to inspiring new generations of explorers around the world, and for …

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NASA Spacewalk Finishes 1.5 Hours Early

Without a doubt, the most awe-inspiring and visually stunning movie of 2013 was Gravity, a movie concerning space starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. In Alfonso Cuarón’s film, both Clooney’s and Bullock’s characters are sent hurtling through space after their spacewalk goes awry following collision from space debris. Luckily for NASA, Saturday’s spacewalk saw none of the complications Clooney and …

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NASA 3D Printer Flying to ISS in 2014

Despite vast cuts to NASA’s budget over the past several years, the space agency still seems to be able to push beyond the boundaries of reality and make science fiction science fact. Just last week, the Mars Curiosity rover was able to find evidence of water on the Red Planet. Now, NASA has announced that it will send a 3D …

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Joint Russian/U.S. Crew Leaves for Space Station

The latest crew of the International Space Station left for orbit on a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:58 PM EDT today, for a six-hour flight, before docking to the Russian-made segment of the facility. One can watch the event in the clip posted by NASA Television below: NASA astronaut Michael Hopkins joins Russian Federal …

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NASA Board to Investigate Spacewalk Malfunction

One week ago, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy glided outside the International Space Station (ISS) to do routine maintenance and prepare rigging cables for the arrival of a new Russian laboratory module. Shortly into the spacewalk, Parmitano reported excessive water floating free inside his spacesuit helmet and the spacewalk, which was scheduled to last for over …

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Spacewalk Cut Short by Wardrobe Malfunction

Early this morning, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Luca Parmitano and NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy exited the International Space Station to conduct assembly and maintenance on the spacecraft. The spacewalk was scheduled to last around 6.5 hours and was being streamed live by the space agencies. The mission was cut short, however, by a malfunction in one astronaut’s spacesuit. Shortly …

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Astronaut Luca Parmitano’s Selfie Puts Your Selfies to Shame

I know that your hair looked super awesome when you decided to snap that selfie in the girl’s bathroom of your local Target. Yes, your face looks super cute – I love the way you pursed your lips. Brilliant. But your selfies suck compared to space selfies. This sure beats any “selfie” I’ve done up to now | Il migliore …

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Washing Your (Long) Hair in Space Is Kind of a Pain [VIDEO]

Now that Astronaut McAwesomeMan Chris Hadfield has left the International Space Station (in incredible fashion, might I add), who is going to show us how even the most mundane tasks are incredibly interesting when performed in space? Expedition 36 crew member Karen Nyberg, that’s who. She shows us how washing your hair in space, considering you have long hair, is …

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Chris Hadfield Covers David Bowie’s Space Oddity Aboard the ISS

Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield has been doing awesome things in space, aboard the International Space Station, for some time now – now he’s on his way back to Earth after a stint as the ISS’ Commander. Well, here’s his goodbye. It’s a slightly tweaked version of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Yep, “Space Oddity” performed in space. It just …

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Canada’s New Space-Themed $5 Bill Unveiled…in Space

Canada just unveiled their new polymer $5 bank note, and they had a little help from someone that’s out of this world. Literally. Well, not its orbit (apologies). Anyway, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of the International Space Station, was part of the big reveal. For those of you who lost track, yes, Canada did just unveil a …

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Astronaut Wrings Out Water Aboard the ISS, Proving That Even Mundane Tasks Are Awesome in Space

Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield is awesome, space is awesome, and everything he does in space is awesome. Proving once again that even the most mundane tasks are transformed into something incredible when performed in zero gravity, here’s Hadfield wringing out a soaking-wet washcloth aboard the ISS. Not only is the wringing-out part cool, but so is the whole …

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