13 5 / 2013

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“A revised version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, recorded by Commander Chris Hadfield on board the International Space Station.

With thanks to Emm Gryner, Joe Corcoran, Andrew Tidby and…

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20 1 / 2012

January 20, 2012 

The crew of The International Space Station spoke with representatives of The Associated Press and CNN during in-flight interviews on Jan. 20. With the recent arrival of Expedition 30 Flight Engineers Don Pettit, Oleg Kononenko and Andre Kuipers, the Station is now fully staffed with a six-member crew.

The trio joins Expedition 30 Commander Dan Burbank and Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin who have been living and working on the station since Nov. 16. Pettit, Kononenko and Kuipers are scheduled to live and work aboard the orbiting laboratory until May.

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23 12 / 2011

After launching in their Soyuz TMA-03M spacecraft to the International Space Station, Expedition 30 Soyuz Commander Oleg Kononenko, NASA Flight Engineer Don Pettit and European Space Agency Flight Engineer Andre Kuipers arrived at the complex on December 23, docking their craft to the Rassvet module on the Russian segment of the complex. A few hours after docking to the station, Kononenko, Pettit and Kuipers were greeted by three other crew members on the outpost, station Commander Dan Burbank of NASA and Russian Flight Engineers Anton Shkaplerov and Anatoly Ivanishin, who have been aboard the orbital laboratory for just over a month.

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22 12 / 2011

In 1080p. These high-res time-lapse sequences captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station give us a beautiful and clear view of some well-known coastlines and countries around the world. Get a good look at England, France, Italy, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Greece, the island of Crete, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, and more. We’ve attempted to show as many countries as we would, but inevitably we’ve left many out. Please write to the the astronaut photography office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to request inclusion in this amazing series of sequences.

Watch here.

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02 11 / 2011

Raw Story: Many governments are now conducting domestic surveillance using the same techniques employed by hackers, according to a new report.

The Guardian revealed Tuesday that law enforcement and intelligence agencies from governments across the world came to the Intelligence Support Systems (ISS) World Americas last month where they were offered the latest spying technology to use against their own citizens.

The conference, which is off-limits to the public and the media, featured technology to intercept cell phones, skype, and email. GPS tracking and traditional hacking were also popular products.

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02 10 / 2011

cwnl:

Fires in The Sky

Astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS) used a digital camera to capture several hundred photographs of the aurora australis, or “southern lights,” while passing over the Indian Ocean on September 17, 2011. You can see the flowing ribbons and rays below as the ISS passed from south of Madagascar to just north of Australia between 17:22 and 17:45 Universal Time. Solar panels and other sections of the ISS fill some of the upper right.

Credit: NASA/ Earth Observatory

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09 9 / 2011

itsfullofstars:

The ISS crew can clearly see the border between India and Pakistan. Special surveillance lightning make the division between both countries look orange from space.
Source: NASA/Reuters

itsfullofstars:

The ISS crew can clearly see the border between India and Pakistan. Special surveillance lightning make the division between both countries look orange from space.

Source: NASA/Reuters