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A Very Special Message from Space Station Alpha

In the timelapse video “Further Up Yonder,” we hear snippets of speech from the crew of the International Space Station, also known as Space Station Alpha. There are three crew up there at the moment, and as you hear in the video — they are “the most forward-deployed citizens of the planet at this [...]

Yo-Yos in Space!

In this video, astronaut Don Pettit demonstrates yo-yo tricks in space. Yes, he’s on the International Space Station making time to vlog about yo-yos and science. Pettit: “Because I’m in space, and I can, I get to name these yo-yo tricks as I invent them. I call this one ‘Shoot the Planets!’” [...]

Star Trails From Space

We’ve posted beautiful photos of star trails on Neatorama before, but never like this. NASA astronaut Don Pettit took mulitple 30-second snapshots of the skies over planet Earth and stack them together using imaging [...]

Antibubbles in Space

You can create a bubble in a cup of water simply by blowing air using a straw but can you create a bubble of water inside a sphere of air? Sure, you can! All you need is some water, a syringe to blow in some [...]

Angry Birds … in Space!

Angry Birds is everywhere – you can’t get away from it, even in space. Here’s astronaut Don Pettit aboard the International Space Station announcing the new Angry Bird game. Hit play or go to [...]

Water Drops Orbiting a Needle in Space

(Video Link) Don Pettit, an astronaut and science educator whose work we’ve featured extensively on Neatorama, is now on the International Space Station. For his most recent demonstration, Pettit charged knitting needles with static electricity and then shot water drops at them. The drops, attracted by the charge, orbited the needles. -via Geekologie | Pettit’s Twitter Feed