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Astronaut Celebrates Towel Day By Showing Many Uses Of Towels On The ISS

Yesterday was Towel Day, a day for celebrating the works of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy author Douglas Adams. Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti apparently agrees with Adams about the supreme usefulness of a towel, and demonstrates how astronauts use them aboard the International Space Station. » 5/26/15 11:30am 5/26/15 11:30am

Giraffe-Handler, HVAC Repairman, Astronaut

The astronauts of Expedition 40 are continuing to have way too much fun. My highlights this week are Reid Wiseman bringing his fluffy giraffe into the cupola, accidentally trying to dump a bag out by flipping it over, and realizing that laughing so hard you cry is tricky when tears don't fall in microgravity. » 6/09/14 9:57pm 6/09/14 9:57pm

The Cutest Way To Celebrate The Moon-Landing

Mankind's greatest achievement was celebrated almost every country in the world. The famous Hungarian china manufacturer, the Zsolnay Porcelain Manufacture made these children’s plates depicting astronauts on the Moon, in the early Seventies. My favourite is the one with two astronauts collecting soil samples with the… » 7/22/13 9:05am 7/22/13 9:05am

To become an astronaut, all you need to do is pass the Kármán line

The Kármán line is an artificial boundary in Earth's atmosphere that divides space missions from aeronautics missions — passing the line turns a run-of-the-mill pilot into an astronaut. And this obscure boundary may become extremely important as we enter the era of space tourism.

A plane, aircraft, or other object… » 4/24/13 9:40am 4/24/13 9:40am

Awesome Underwater EVA Training Photo Of Astronaut Thomas Pesquet

In this recently issued magnificent image is ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet descending underwater during spacewalk training at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, USA. Training and support divers follow his movements. Training underwater on a life-size mockup of the Space Station is one way astronauts prepare for… » 4/11/13 3:41pm 4/11/13 3:41pm