Tag: space

Aug 11, 2014

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Breathtaking Timelapse of Earth Made from Publicly Available ISS Photos

Using publicly available photographs taken by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, Bruce W. Berry edited this incredible timelapse sequence. All footage was color graded, denoised, deflickered, slowed down and stabilized and then complied and converted to 1080 HD at 24 frames/sec by Berry. Music: “Manhatta” composed & performed by The Cinematic Orchestra Images…

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Aug 6, 2014

Picture of the Day: When Bioluminescence Meets the Cosmos

Picture of the Day: When Bioluminescence Meets the Cosmos

Photograph by FEFO BOUVIER Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Prints available Photographer Fefo Bouvier captured this incredible night time photo of bioluminescent plankton illuminating the water as the Milky Way Galaxy shines above. The photo, which was recently highlighted as NASA’s Earth Picture of the Day, was taken in the Atlantic…

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Aug 3, 2014

Picture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

Picture of the Day: The First Space Selfie, 1966

Photograph by Buzz Aldrin In a tweet last month, astronaut Buzz Aldrin informed the world that he was responsible for taking the first ever selfie in space during the Gemini 12 mission in 1966. The mission took place from November 11-15 lasting 3 days, 22 hours and 34 minutes. The two-man crew included Aldrin…

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Jul 30, 2014

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Picture of the Day: Going for a (Space) Walk

Photograph by NASA [12 December 2006] Backdropped by a colorful Earth, astronaut Robert L. Curbeam, Jr. (left) and European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Christer Fuglesang, both STS-116 mission specialists, participate in the mission’s first of three planned sessions of extravehicular activity (EVA) as construction resumes on the International Space Station. The landmasses depicted are…

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Jul 25, 2014

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Happy 15th Birthday Chandra X-Ray Observatory

Fifteen years ago, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory was launched into space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia. Since its deployment on July 23, 1999, Chandra has helped revolutionize our understanding of the universe through its unrivaled X-ray vision. Chandra, one of NASA’s current “Great Observatories,” along with the Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope,…

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Jul 17, 2014

A Walter White Bobblehead Got Sent to Space and Came Down as Heisenberg

A Walter White Bobblehead Got Sent to Space and Came Down as Heisenberg

Using a helium balloon, a Walter White bobblehead was launched into space, reaching speeds of 95 mph (153km/h), temperatures as low as -65F (-54C), and attaining a maximum altitude of 85,000 feet (25,908m) before crashing back to Earth as Heisenberg ;) The feat was made possible by the team at tvtag

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Mar 25, 2014

What I Learned From Going Blind in Space

What I Learned From Going Blind in Space

In this inspired TED talk, Chris Hadfield, the first Canadian to ever walk in space and the first Canadian to ever command the International Space Station, talks about fear versus danger and what he learned from going blind in space. There’s an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you…

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