Jewel in the Night Chris Hadfield’s first recording from the International Space Station. You can hear the slight buzz of the station’s fans in the background. Merry Christmas in advance, Scinerds readers. (via scinerds)
Space Shuttle Atlantis Up-Close I've worked on that gang plank, the final path of steel to the shuttle's Astronauts entry. Sandblasting and spraying zinc. Most memorable moments and I feel very blessed for the opportunity to do so.
"Earthrise" is the name given to NASA image the "first jaw-dropping picture of Earth from outer space." It was taken on this day in 1968 by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to orbit the Moon.