Tag Archives: outer space

Space Oddity

15 May

I’ll get back to my Sweden recap on Friday, but right now I want to point you all in the direction of personal favorite, astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield. Commander Hadfield signed off a five month stay at the ISS with a poignant and frankly impressive rendition of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. In SPACE.

Welcome back to planet Earth, Commander Hadfield. I’m going to miss your life-in-orbit updates.

Life in Orbit

19 Apr

Commander Chris Hadfield continues to be awesome. As an astronaut currently living on the International Space Station, he’s already cooler than pretty much everyone else on the planet. He’s tweeted with Captain Kirk, he posts pictures of the Earth from orbit on his Tumblr, and this week, he did SCIENCE with Canadian high schoolers.

Commander Hadfield did a simple science experiment designed by tenth graders Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The students from Fall River, Nova Scotia won a national science contest held by the Canadian Space Agency with their experiment on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth.

Outer Space

14 May

Here’s a cool video on Saturn that was made using only footage from the Cassini and Voyager space missions. SPACE IS COOL, GUYS. I am all about more funding for NASA.

h/t The Awl.