How to spot the International Space Station.


From EarthSky: More than a half a million people have signed up with NASA to receive alerts when the ISS flies overhead. Here’s how: Is it a meteor? Is it a plane? It might be the International Space Station (ISS). Every so often, the ISS becomes visible in the night sky. To us on Earth, […]

A tour of the International Space Station!


From Youtube: (sent to me via email by a friend) In her final days as Commander of the International Space Station, Sunita Williams of NASA recorded an extensive tour of the orbital laboratory and downlinked the video on Nov. 18, just hours before she, cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and Flight Engineer Aki Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency departed in […]

Maybe I Should Lay Off the Coffee! – LOL


From I fucking love science In 1995 a group of NASA scientists repeated and refined some earlier tests on the effect that various drugs have on the web building abilities of the common garden spider. They tested the effect of caffeine, benzedrine, marijuana and chloral hydrate and as you can see the results were pretty extreme! […]

Lego International Space Station built aboard real ISS


Japanese astrologer Fowatta Prisa made a Lego model of the ISS, while on a pleasure trip there last year. He later held a press conference, where he explained that he would much rather have taken his multi-coloured rattle, but his mother had forbidden this. Luckily so, for any noise under five thousand gigahertz would have […]