Posts tagged “Space”

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Marian Call: “Good Morning Moon” Official Video

My third post about Marian Call in one week! This’ll probably be my last one for a while. Unless she does something cool (and let’s be honest, there’s a pretty good chance of that). But after she performed in Tacoma last Friday, she went and released an official video for one of my favorite songs of hers!

The video was filmed at Space Expo, the European Space Agency’s visitor center (and Europe’s first permanent space exhibition) in the Netherlands. And NASA actually gave her a bunch of space footage and permission to use it in her video! How kick-ass is that?

Categories: Music, Videos.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Science is the Best Thing Ever: Wet Washcloths in Space

If you have a wet washcloth here on el planeta Tierra and you want to get rid of a lot of the moisture in a very short amount of time, you can simply wring it and much of the water will drip away.

But have you ever wondered what would happen if you did that in a microgravity environment? WHO HASN’T!?

Well, a couple of Canadian high school students wondered. And so they asked the Canadian Space Agency, which asked Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, who is currently aboard the International Space Station. And here’s what happened:


(http://youtu.be/lMtXfwk7PXg)

SCIENCE IS THE BEST THING EVER.

Chris Hadfield, by the way, is one of the coolest astronauts around right now. This isn’t the first question he’s answered via YouTube. He periodically uploads answers to various questions as part of SPACE.com’s YouTube Channel. Scroll through and you’ll see some here and there among the uploads. WATCH ALL OF THEM.

He also has an excellent twitter feed that he uses live from the ISS. Because SCIENCE IS THE BEST THING EVER. He periodically tweets photos of some amazing things. Like this:

So all y’all twitterers should probably follow him. Because SCIENCE IS THE BEST THING EVER.

Categories: Science, Videos.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

Now we never have to wonder, because there’s an amazing resource: the incredibly-cleverly-named website www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com

When I wrote this post, there were 3 people in space:

How Many People Are In Space Right Now?

You’re welcome.

Categories: Links, Science.

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Fun in Space

The Japanese public was allowed to propose a series of experiments that would then be carried out by astronaut Koichi Wakata on board the International Space Station. Most of these “experiments” basically consist of performing physical stunts to see what would happen in a microgravity environment. Here is the highlight reel:

Who says science isn’t fun?

(via Pink Tentacle)

Categories: Japan, Science, Videos.

Friday, 2 May 2008

Space Boomerang

What would happen if you threw a boomerang in a microgravity environment (like, say, if you were in the International Space Station)? Well, now thanks to astronaut Takao Doi, we have the answer, and it is completely awexome:

(via Pink Tentacle)

Categories: Science, Videos.