Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield is on a five-month mission aboard the International Space Station, where he is currently mission commander. Here is a video he made recently in the space station, where he demonstrates how to make your own lunch in zero gravity.
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The above video shows a Russian-built Soyuz space capsule detaching from the International Space Station late Thursday night. The capsule contained two cosmonauts, Andrey Borisenko and Alexander Samokutyaev, and one American astronaut, Ron Garan. Since canceling the Space Shuttle program, this kind ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down, and beats a confession out of it. This week, we look up to the stars, readjust our focus, and look closer at satellites. They are the reason you are able to read this right ... More >>
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we wake up, rub the sleep out of our eyes, roll over in bed and ask the Space Shuttle, "So, now what?"
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The International Space Station will be visible from the ground tonight and tomorrow as it passes overhead. According to Space.com, the $100 billion station should be easy to see because it is 25 times brighter than the brightest star in the sky, Sirius, and often as bright as Venus. Use the ... More >>
Astronaut Cady Coleman and Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson performed the first ever space-earth musical duet earlier this month. Their rendition of Jethro Tull's "Bourée" celebrated the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin becoming the first astronaut in space. People laughed at Cady when she said s ... More >>
The government will possibly shutdown tonight at midnight, and you've surely read about how this will affect your life. Tax refunds may be delayed, which is annoying, but the IRS is good for it, right? National parks will close, but everyone knows Yosemite doesn't get poppin' till late May. M ... More >>
Last month we reported on the growing danger of space garbage. Today at about 4:21 p.m. EST, three members of the International Space Station will have a close call with said garbage, Space.com reports. American and Italian astronauts, as well as a Russian cosmonaut, will have to take shelter ... More >>
viaSince the advent of space travel, kids have wanted nothing more than to be astronauts. Now kids may really want to be astronauts, without knowing exactly why. The AP (via Huffington Post) reports that 4.2 grams of cocaine were discovered at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This would expla ... More >>
Russian officials are working hard to construct a plan to send the Olympic Torch into space. The Russian government wants to hand off the torch to the cosmonauts stationed in the International Space Station during the relay to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. The AFP is reporting that the h ... More >>
photo via NASAIt's the beginning of the end for NASA's shuttle fleet. Tonight at 4:50pm EST, Space Shuttle Discovery will slip the surly bonds of Earth for the 39th and final time. The oldest of the space agency's three operational orbiters will be making its last trip; a delivery run for the ... More >>
Hello, brave new world. This week, researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will send "an army of microorganisms into space" in an effort to learn how to prevent the spread of bacteria clusters that could pose a threat to the health of astronauts.
space.com graphicIf you're out early tomorrow morning and look at the sky in the direction of the ocean, you may see the Discovery space shuttle fly by on its way to meet up with the International Space Station in orbit. Tomorrow's launch, one of only five to take place during morning twiligh ... More >>
Right-wingers were angry that the Obama Administration was declining to finance new trips to the moon. But since they're true believers in the free market, maybe they'll be happy to hear that the President's new budget includes a scheme to privatize space travel.
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Can one man eat at 10 Danny Meyer restaurants in one day? Apparently so. The author's Meyer Marathon started at Shake Shack, then continued with stops at Tabla, Gramercy Tavern, and ended at Maialino.
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The good folks at Sapporo have been trying their hand at a bit of space farming: as part of a project with the Russian Academy of Science, the beer company is now selling a limited supply of beer made from barley whose seeds had been stored for five months on the International Space Station. ... More >>