Tag Archives: International Space Station

Reignite Your Passion for Space Travel With ‘The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration’

Reignite Your Passion for Space Travel With ‘The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration’

Take a trip through time and the universe with a new book about our searches among the stars. Read More

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Hitch a Ride to the ISS With NASA and IMAX and Be Inspired by ‘A Beautiful Planet’

Hitch a Ride to the ISS With NASA and IMAX and Be Inspired by ‘A Beautiful Planet’

The brand-new IMAX film ‘A Beautiful Planet 3D’ was made in cooperation with NASA, and all of the footage was conceived and shot by astronauts aboard the ISS. The film opens today on IMAX screens around the country and presents a view of Earth that is beautiful–yes–but also inspiring, humbling, and just downright breathtaking. Read More

Space Questions? Let’s Just ‘Ask the Astronaut’

Space Questions? Let’s Just ‘Ask the Astronaut’

I know we’re a self-selected group here in Nerdland, but which of us hasn’t wondered about what it’s like to be in space, live in space, and work in space? Regardless of your generation, there were important, space-related events that happened during your formative years. Sputnik. Yuri Gagarin. Alan Shepherd. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and don’t forget Michael Collins). Skylab. Sally Ride. Challenger. Mir. Columbia. The International Space Station. SpaceX. Future-oriented people look toward space. Read More

Hangout with Astronauts Today

Hangout with Astronauts Today

Today, May 23rd, from 3-4 PM EDT, you can join a NASA hosted Google+ hangout with three of the former International Space Station (ISS) astronauts. NASA astronauts Kevin Ford and Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield of the Canadian Space Agency are back home in Houston, Texas, and undergoing physical rehabilitation after their recent return from their extended time in the nearly weightless environment. Read More

Dragon*Con Diary: My Two Favorite Science & Space Track Panels

As I’d mentioned in an earlier Dragon*Con Diary post, my family felt the most at-home at the Space and Science Tracks throughout our Dragon*Con weekend. While others had chances to meet such sci-fi stars as John Barrowman, and attend panels with the cast of True Blood, my family was not going to be as patient with those incredibly long lines and levels of uber-fandom that we don’t quite have. The Science and Space Tracks were perfect for us! Here are summaries of my two favorite panels from those tracks. Read More