Six months after a experiencing a catastrophic explosion while en route to the International Space Station, SpaceX successfully delivered a payload to space and landed its 230-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket upright upon its return to Earth.[Read More…]
On November 6th 2015, US spaceflight corporation UP Aerospace attached GoPro cameras to a rocket as it ascended into the upper atmosphere and separated, making it the first-ever video captured from the outside of a multi-stage rocket as its separating.
UP Aerospace is a small, private company that specializes in affordable space flight and payload deliveries for larger corporations and organizations.
If you haven’t heard of Urthecast, you need to fix that.
Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia, Urthecast is a company working hand-in-hand with NASA to provide the first publicly accessible HD camera that’s attached to the International Space Station.
While their main objective is a constant stream of HD footage broadcasted live for the world to see, Urthecast has also created a new Chrome App that will automatically display one of the thousands of incredible images Urthecast has in its growing archive when you open a new tab in your browser.[Read More…]
Back in 1971 Apollo 15 was the most successful manned flight ever achieved, according to NASA.
But the three astronauts aboard the spacecraft weren’t all about the science, as the video below shows. Two of the astronauts took turns to photograph each other on the moon, undoubtedly aware that they’d need epic Facebook profile photos 40 years down the line.
Watch the astronauts bounce around the moon as they captured these iconic images.
‘Thermonuclear Art – The Sun In Ultra-HD’ is the latest timelapse video released by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and it lives up to its name.
Capturing the sun in 10 wavelengths of invisible ultraviolet light every 12 seconds, and assigning a unique color to each wavelength, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory brings us the images required to create this mesmerizing eye candy.
According to NASA each minute of footage required about ten hours of work, so this 30-minute long video took approximately 300 hours to edit.
Have you ever seen the Sahara desert from space? Chances are you already have, but never as spectacular as in the amazing images Astronaut Scott Kelly has been posting to his Instagram and Twitter feeds directly from the International Space Station.
Last Friday, October 16, 2015, Kelly broke the record for the longest cumulative time for an American Astronaut living in space – 383 days, and he’s sharing his incredible views with us. This photo of the Saharan desert, for example, is simply breathtaking:
You know how sometimes you take such an amazing photo that you have to share immediately, just to later realize that you have an ever more awesome version of it?
That’s pretty much the case here with NASA’s insane surface photo of Pluto, taken by the interplanetary space probe New Horizons.
The result is, quite literally, out of this world.
In recent years we’ve become more familiar with the International Space Station (ISS) through live video feeds, experiment demonstrations, and fantastic images that have been brought back to earth. (Then again, maybe it’s all just thrown together on some Hollywood sound stage…who knows.) But, to the best of my knowledge, we have never before seen a camera used to demonstrate acceleration in space.
In this video, Commander Jeff Williams used a Nikon camera and 800mm lens to demonstrate the basic physics involved with moving through the cosmos.
NASA just released this sweet GIF of Pluto that uses photos taken between 1930 through 2015. The first photo (courtesy of Lowell Observatory Archives) was taken by Clyde Tombaugh in 1930 when the planet was first discovered. NASA digitally zoomed in on the image for the GIF. The following images were all taken form NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope between 1990 and 2014. The only exception being the last image in the series, which was snapped from the New Horizons spacecraft this year. [Read More…]
We know a lot of you must be bummed about not being selected for a mission to Mars on SpaceX or Mars One, or, actually, maybe you’re just happy to see Mars right here from the comfort of earth. Either way, this fun photo series from Julien Mauve is exactly what you need. In Greetings From Mars, the photographer plays the tourist as he and a friend appear to be casually snapping selfies as they explore the Red Planet.[Read More…]