Chris Hadfield is probably the coolest guy we've ever had in space. Sure, there are people that have done monumental things and accomplished crazy firsts, but none of them had been as open with the huge amount of curious people on Earth!
Chris was very good about answering questions online and doing video demonstrations about what goes on in the International Space Station — something he could find time to do, even though he was the Commander. He taught us about brushing teeth to cleaning up spills, and he even promised to cover Space Oddity on his guitar as requested by his followers on the internet.
HOLY SHIZZ DID HE DELIVER (above)!
He also made sure to plug a dangerous ammonia leak during an impromptu space walk before turning over command and heading back to Earth!
What an amazeballs dude! WE OWE HIM A BEER! Ha!
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Commeeee tooooo meeee, black hole of musssiiiccc!
Sarah Brightman, the original Christine Daae from The Phantom of the Opera, has decided to bring her exquisite voice to infinity and beyond and will blast off into SPACE as part of a ten day orbital spaceflight mission.
The world renowned recording artist will orbit Earth with the International Space Station about 16 times during her galactic musical adventure, and she hopes to be the first professional singer to pierce the vacuum of space with her signature vocals!
Sarah also views the ISS, which essentially mandates inhabitants to be peaceful and SHARE its limited resources, as a model for how Earthlings should live!
Sarah recently dished on her future galaxy quest, expressing:
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First fish, next stop…HUMANS!?!?!?!
Ok, we wouldn't go that far but this is one small
step swim for fish-kind!
Tags: aquarium, fish, international space station, research, science
No, this isn't a spoiler about the sequel to The Avengers.
Marvel has made a deal with NASA to screen their record-setting blockbuster IN SPACE!
Mission Control in Houston will provide an uplink to the International Space Station so the ship's crew can enjoy the earthly pleasure that features a collection of superheroes fighting alien invaders.
Marvel Studios' co-president and executive producer of the film, Louis D'Esposito, said in a press release:
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Attack of the space worms!
Okay, they're actually from earth, and we put them in space.
Scientists sent 4,000 tiny worms up to the international space station.
Even with no gravity the worms were able to reproduce for 12 generations in three months.
Since the worms do share some genetic traits with humans, it shows how multiple generations of people could survive in space.
We're not exactly sure how worms are similar to humans but the scientists seem pretty happy with the results.
The study's lead researcher said:
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Avatar has nothing on this!
We live on such a beautiful planet. It's a shame when people take it for granted…
Play those two videos above. They are breathtaking!!
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