International Space Station

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    This Week in Pop Videos: Robin Thicke! 50 Cent! Lil Wayne! More!

    A look at the week's hottest pop clips, including the frolicsome ribaldry of Robin Thicke, the mansion malaise of 50 Cent and the insufferable wackness of Somethingorother Yacht Idiots.

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2013

    Lunching on the International Space Station

    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. See other Clips of the Day. [Thanks ... More >>

  • Theater

    January 18, 2012

    Leo: Skew You!

    Optical tricks in an acrobatic solo show

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    January 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    Watch a Space Capsule Undock and Begin Its Descent to Earth [Video]

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Satellites and Debris: Star-Crossed Lovers

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Was the Space Shuttle Program a Success?

    ​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?" (We had sex with the Sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2011

    Watch the Space Station Pass Overhead Tonight

    ​The International Space Station will be visible from the ground tonight and tomorrow as it passes overhead. According to, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Jethro Tull in Space Will Rock Uranus Off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Government Shutdown Totally Messin' With Space Shuttle Launch

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Damn Space Garbage Forcing Astronauts to Take Cover This Afternoon

    ​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, reports. American and Italian astronauts, as well as a Russian cosmonaut, will have to take shelter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    'Those Ain't Moon Rocks': Cocaine Found at NASA Space Center

    via​Since 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Russia Wants to Send Olympic Torch into Space

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Discovery's Last Mission, a Eulogy for the Shuttle Program

    photo via NASA​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Scientists to Shoot a Bunch of Germs into Space, See What Happens

    ​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.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2010

    Discovery Space Shuttle Planning East Coast Flyover graphic​If 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Obama to Start Privatizing Space, Which Should Please Conservatives, But Probably Won't

    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. The Washington Post learns from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Kids Lunchboxes Packed with Sugar, Salt & Fat; Fake Gatorade Bottles Shame Tiger Woods

    ​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. [Wall Street Journal] Looking for your favorite gourmet food truck? There's an app for that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Sapporo is Selling Beer Brewed with Space Station Barley

    ​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 >>

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    April 23, 2002
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    May 22, 2001