A Robotic Arm in Space Mixes Brawn and Beauty

Canada's space program is understated — it has only a handful of astronauts, lots of suitcase satellites, and no photogenic rockets. But it excels in remote robotic arms, creating the iconic Canadarms. More than cranes, these arms delicately grasp and manipulate all the things an astronaut needs. » 5/19/14 6:37pm 5/19/14 6:37pm

Astronaut Chris Hadfield says Gravity was good but needed more diapers

The amazing Chris Hadfield saw Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity movie and he thought it was extremely well done... except for a certain lack of adult diapers, as he told Conan O'Brien on Conan last night. I'm afraid I'm with Conan on this one; I appreciate any movie's attempt at accuracy, but I also appreciate not seeing… » 11/12/13 6:30am 11/12/13 6:30am

The Most Epic Music Videos About Space Travel

Yesterday's sad news about astronaut Chris Hadfield's surprise retirement made me wonder what was the most remarkable performance of the Canadian astronaut during the time he spent on the International Space Station. And yes, without any doubts, the cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity was the most entertaining. » 6/11/13 12:38pm 6/11/13 12:38pm

Chris Hadfield talks about re-adapting to Earth's gravity

What's the illustrious Chris Hadfield – former commander of the International Space Station – been up to since departing low-Earth orbit? Re-adapting to gravity, for one (Hadfield: "my body was quite happy in space without gravity") and participating in this fantastic press conference, his first since he returned to… » 5/21/13 8:40am 5/21/13 8:40am

So long, Commander Hadfield – and thanks for all the awesome!

Tonight at 7:08 ET, Commander Chris Hadfield – one of the most charismatic Commanders in the history of the International Space Station – will return to Earth. For the last five months, his steady stream of tweets, photographs and videos have been a source of inspiration, education and entertainment for millions… » 5/13/13 1:04pm 5/13/13 1:04pm