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Sunny’s Space Station Tour

Sunny’s Space Station Tour

Let NASA astronaut Sunny Williams and her awesome space hair give you a full tour of the lab and other facilities in the International Space Station. We’re surprised at how noisy it is up there.

Disk Gallery Simulation

Disk Gallery Simulation

NASA silently simulates the birth and evolution of a disk galaxy over a 13.5 billion year period – though we get to watch it in just over 2 minutes. Needs a Pink Floyd backing track, though.

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R.I.P., Neil Armstrong

R.I.P., Neil Armstrong

Neil Armstrong – astronaut, test pilot, engineer and the first person to walk on the Moon – passed away on August 25. He was 82. Rest in peace, Neil. You expanded our minds and our universe.

Mars Rover Panorama

Mars Rover Panorama

By stitching together high-res images captured by NASA’s Curiosity Rover, EDS systems created this stunning 360° panorama of the landing site, putting you right there on the dusty Martian surface.

Yo-Yo Space Tricks

Yo-Yo Space Tricks

Astronaut Don Pettit shows off his “microgravity yo-yo tricks” while in space. He’s not as good as his Earthbound counterparts, but he makes up for it by coming up with cool names for his tricks.

Robbie

Robbie

Neil Harvey’s moving short film, made using footage from NASA archives. Robbie is a fictional story about Robonaut, who ends up being upgraded with the best feature of all: humanity.

Evolution of the Moon

Evolution of the Moon

NASA visualizes the events that led to the moon’s current state and appearance, with help from the data gathered by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter. Poor guy’s been through a lot.

The View from the ISS

The View from the ISS

Alex Rivest assembled publicly available videos and images gathered by the NASA Johnson Space Center to create this time-lapse video showing the lights both above and on our planet.

19-Foot LEGO Rocket

19-Foot LEGO Rocket

Ryan McNaught (as in “astronaught”) built this incredible Saturn V rocket from over 120,000 LEGO bricks. The 19 foot-tall spaceship even has a tiny NASA Astrovan to deliver its flight crew.

The NASA Astrovan

The NASA Astrovan

The Crew Transport Vehicle, aka the Astrovan, ferries astronauts to the launch pad. The modified motorhome has been in use since 1984, and is probably the 2nd favorite vehicle of the astronauts.

Free NASA Ringtones

Free NASA Ringtones

Space cadets, load up your phone with classic moments in space exploration, including gems like “That’s one small step for man…“, “The Eagle has landed.” and “Houston, we’ve had a problem.

Astronaut’s Guide to Life in Space

Astronaut’s Guide to Life in Space

Discover how astronauts slept like zombies and more in this 1980s NASA video presentation by astronauts about the nuances of daily living in space. Edited and shared to us by NPR.

Urine Recycling Kit

Urine Recycling Kit

Looks like we can stop worrying about the polar ice caps and water contaminants now that NASA has developed a forward osmosis urine conversion kit. Space Shuttle Atlantis‘s crew will get first drink.

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Life Looks for Life

Life Looks for Life

Reid Gower has created a second installment to his highly popular NASA promotional video. We’ve heard Carl Sagan’s narration before, but it’s still a perfect fit for the majestic NASA footage here.

Go For Launch! (Timelapse)

Go For Launch! (Timelapse)

Thousands of pictures  – taken over a period of six weeks – were stitched together to form this time lapse video of the preparation and launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-131 mission.

The Frontier is Everywhere

The Frontier is Everywhere

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve heard Carl Sagan’s brilliant “Blue Dot” speech attached to a video, but NASA really should consider using Reid Gower’s promo clip in their PR campaigns.

Ascent: Space Shuttle Slow-Mo

Ascent: Space Shuttle Slow-Mo

As the Space Shuttle program comes to an end, a team from NASA created Ascent using footage captured by cameras that monitor shuttles as they take off, at up to 60,000 frames per second.

NASA Hasselblad MKWE Camera

NASA Hasselblad MKWE Camera

You’ll be the really cool kid on the block if you head on over to eBay and win the auction for this rare Hasselblad, made especially for NASA, unused, and still with its original packaging.

Moonwalk One

Moonwalk One

The classic NASA documentary that chronicled the Apollo 11 launch and the adventurous America of the 1960s is now on YouTube. It’s 94 minutes-long though; you might want to get the DVD instead.

Coolest Spacesuit Designs

Coolest Spacesuit Designs

Wiley Post helped to develop the first pressure suits for high altitude flying, which eventually evolved into today’s space suits. Check out this list of some of the coolest designs ever created.

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NASA SDO Solar Pics

NASA SDO Solar Pics

These awe-inspiring photos show the sun like we’ve never seen it. They were taken by NASA’s recently launched Solar Dynamics Observatory which captures images and video with unreal fidelity.

Cool Photography of Mars

Cool Photography of Mars

Hmmm, does crowd-sourcing in outer space sound surprising to you? Startlingly beautiful photographs of the surfaces of Mars, in locations picked by we, the gen pop, through NASA’s HiWish program.

NASA Mission Posters

NASA Mission Posters

In addition to exploring strange new worlds, NASA has some mad Photoshop skillz too; these official Mission and Expedition Posters are done up like sci-fi and action movie posters.

Most Accurate Flyby of Mars

Most Accurate Flyby of Mars

Spend Spring Break on the fourth planet courtesy of NASA: watch the most accurate simulated flyby of Mars ever, using HiRISE data with 0.25 m resolution and no vertical exaggeration.

NASA Lunar Rover App

NASA Lunar Rover App

It’s too bad Constellation was canceled, but at least we have NASA’s Lunar Electric Rover iPhone/iPod app; at its heart is a playable LER simulator with multiple difficulty levels.

Just As Confused T-shirt

Just As Confused T-shirt

NASA’s mantra for finding extraterrestrial life has been “follow the water,” but we’re pretty sure this I’m Just As Confused As You Are t-shirt isn’t where they’d like to boldly go.

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