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Gravity (Full Trailer)

Gravity (Full Trailer)

Every time we see more of Gravity, we want to see it even more. With incredible visuals, an amazing sense of realism, and buzzworthy performances, even James Cameron recently called it The best space film ever done.”

Riding the Booster

Riding the Booster

The Space Shuttle may be gone, but that doesn’t make this footage shot from the perspective of the booster rockets on Atlantis and Endeavour any less amazing, as they travel into the upper atmosphere, then plunge back to the Earth.

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Kerbal Space Program

Kerbal Space Program

A space exploration game for Windows, Mac & Linux. Build your own spaceship and if – if! – you don’t crash and burn, you can build space stations and erect bases in various planets. Buy now and get beta access. Free demo here.

Could We Stop an Asteroid?

Could We Stop an Asteroid?

If an asteroid was on its way to Earth, what can we do to stop it? Bill Nye The Science Guy dropped by ASAP Science to talk about possible solutions. None of them involve oil drillers. Because this is serious business.

Gravity: Detached

Gravity: Detached

This clip from Alfonso Cuarón’s upcoming movie Gravity shows rookie astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) get separated from astronaut Matt Kowalsky (George Clooney) as their space shuttle is destroyed by debris.

In Saturn’s Rings (Trailer)

In Saturn’s Rings (Trailer)

A film about the Solar System by Stephen van Vuuren. In Saturn’s Rings was made by stitching together over one million photographs taken by various satellites as well as from spacecraft, observatories and more. Best watched in HD.

Free Falling in Outer Space

Free Falling in Outer Space

Ever wanted to float in space like an astronaut? It turns out that it’s less like floating, and more like a free-fall in orbit around the Earth. Watch and learn in this short TedEd lesson from Matt J. Carlson, animated by Josh Harris.

SpaceX Grasshopper Test

SpaceX Grasshopper Test

When he’s not making Teslas, Elon Musk is running his private space exploration company, SpaceX. Here’s footage of their Grasshopper vertical-take-off/landing rocket flying to 1066 feet, then smoothly landing back on the pad.

The Galactic Center

The Galactic Center

A stunning time-lapse movie captured by Stéphane Guisard using fish-eye images from Chile’s Paranal Observatory, providing us with a beautiful view of two neighboring galaxies, and the galactic center of the Milky Way.

Playing Games in Space

Playing Games in Space

Chris Hadfield may already have returned to Earth, but before he left the ISS, Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage designed a zero-G game for the astronauts for their rare bit of downtime. Care for a round of Space Darts?

Space Oddity in Space

Space Oddity in Space

Yes, we know we just posted a clip of Chris Hadfield earlier today, but we couldn’t resist posting this emotional clip sung by the Canadian astronaut on his final day on the International Space Station before returning to Earth.

Gravity (Teaser)

Gravity (Teaser)

Sandra Bullock and George Clooney are astronauts drifting alone in space, attempting to return to Earth after their space shuttle is destroyed in Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.

Astronaut Chandelier

Astronaut Chandelier
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Whether you’re a kid, or just a kid at heart, looking up at this satin nickel ceiling fixture will remind you of your dreams of being an astronaut. And just think, someday you really might live on Mars.

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Wringing out Water in Space

Wringing out Water in Space

Astronaut Chris Hadfield performs an experiment suggested by a couple of 10th grade students: what happens when you wring a wet washcloth in space? One of the most bizarre things we’ve ever seen.

How Big is the Universe?

How Big is the Universe?

Minute Physics tackles a head-scratching topic. As expected, we don’t get a straight answer, but it’s quite interesting nonetheless. For instance, it turns out Ptolemy’s assumption was right. Kind of.

RC Glider to Space & Back

RC Glider to Space & Back

RC enthusiast David Windestål sent his remote-controlled plane about 33,100ft. up in the sky and then tried to control its descent back to the ground. Read more about it on RCExplorer.

Raining Fire on the Sun

Raining Fire on the Sun

Incredible footage captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory of a solar eruption that formed a looping structure that’s both mesmerizing and reminds us of the awesome power of our Sun.

I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)

I.S.S. (Is Somebody Singing)

Astronaut Chris Hadfield joins The Barenaked Ladies and a children’s choir to play guitar and back up the band in the first-ever live space-to-Earth musical collaboration. Like a happy version of Major Tom.

Astronaut Q&A from Space

Astronaut Q&A from Space

On 1/30/13, Canadian Space Agency astronaut Chris Hadfield engaged in a live interview with elementary school students, teaching us about living, eating, bathing, and marshmallows in space.

Full Moon Silhouettes

Full Moon Silhouettes

Photographer and VFX artist Mark Gee took this absolutely stunning footage of people viewing the moon rising over Mount Victoria Lookout in New Zealand. The video is in real time and unedited.

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Stardust

Stardust

A visually stunning CG short film created by Amsterdam’s PostPanic in tribute to Dutch graphic designer Arjan Groot, who passed away at age 39 from cancer. Truly worthy of full-screen playback.

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.

Lunar Rover on the Moon HD

Lunar Rover on the Moon HD

According to YouTuber Britoca, this high definition footage is of the Apollo 16 lunar rover being driven on the moon. The original 16mm footage was stabilized using the Deshaker filter for VirtualDub.

Further Up Yonder

Further Up Yonder

A time-lapse video made by Giacomo Sardelli using images from NASA and messages from astronauts, urging us to work together to realize what they see: one planet without borders. Subtitles here.

Startrails

Startrails

Lincoln Harrison spent hours at night out in the freezing Australian winter to take these amazing long-exposure shots of stars. You can buy prints of his photographs on Red Bubble.

Stuck in the Sound: Let’s Go

Stuck in the Sound: Let’s Go

French indie rockers Stuck in the Sound are back with another video that’s just as good as its track. The moral of the story for Let’s Go might be to be careful what you work for. (Thanks Hadrian)

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