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Captain Kirk Sends Message into Space, Gets a Response

@williamshatner Yes, Standard Orbit, Captain. And we’re detecting signs of life on the surface. — Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) January 3, 2013 Commander Chris Hadfield, a Canadian astronaut, is currently on the International Space Station. He got a tweet from James T. Kirk, the actor who played William Shatner on Star Trek. Hadfield showed the captain the respect due [...]

Plants able to grow without gravity

Scientists have determined that it is possible to grow plants in space despite the lack of gravity. Experiments on the International Space Station hav…

Sarah Brightman to become a space tourist

Singer Sarah Brightman will be the next tourist to take a trip to the International Space Station. The classical singer will conclude her 2013 tour an…

Droplet of Water Inside a Droplet of Water in Space

Photo: André Kuipers/Flickr Photo: ESA/NASA On his last day aboard the International Space Station, Dutch astronaut André Kuipers decided to have a little fun with antibubbles. So what’s [...]

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 [...]

Dragon capsule docks with space station

In a world first, a private spacecraft has successfully docked with the International Space Station. The SpaceX Dragon capsule was grabbed by the stat…

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 [...]

ISS crew take refuge in escape capsules

The crew of the International Space Station took shelter when space debris was detected nearby. The exercise was mostly a safety precaution and has ha…

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 [...]