This ISS Timelapse Compilation Is Fantastic

Stop what you're doing, set aside three minutes of your time and watch this. This newly released compilation of footage captured by astronauts aboard ISS missions 29, 30 and 31 is simply outstanding. » 12/04/13 1:00pm 12/04/13 1:00pm

The Earth Looks Gorgeously Fragile in Infrared

Our planet looks very different, when viewed in infrared light from space. Astronaut Don Pettit shoots footage of huge swathes of our planet from the International Space Station — first using a regular camera, and then using a camera that films in infrared. Take a look at glowing red forests and strangely blue lakes. » 5/11/12 12:40pm 5/11/12 12:40pm

This is what ZZ Top looks like in space

Astronaut Don Pettit (previously: 1, 2, 3) loves performing intriguing experiments using the microgravity of the International Space Station. For his most recent video, Pettit visualized the sound waves of ZZ Top's "TV Dinners" using several blobs of water and a speaker. Now I sort of want a television series in which… » 5/10/12 8:40am 5/10/12 8:40am

Watch drops of water in space 'orbit' a knitting needle like tiny planets

Ever wonder what planets would look like orbiting a cylindrical sun? Now, thanks to the magic of electric charge, microgravity, and awesome astronaut Don Pettit, you can see for yourself. Watch tiny liquid planets 'orbit' a knitting needle, and find out why they do. » 3/09/12 3:40pm 3/09/12 3:40pm

Holy crap, normal water can behave like bouncing rubber in space

When you're aboard the International Space Station, every day (understandably) brings new excitement. NASA astronaut and chemical engineer Don Pettit has been documenting these small daily wonders along with the American Physical Society on YouTube. » 3/08/12 5:25pm 3/08/12 5:25pm