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ISS Time-Lapse: Full Edit

ISS Time-Lapse: Full Edit

We’ve been pretty impressed by the previous footage shot from the International Space Station orbiting the Earth, but this 5 minute edit by Michael König is truly the pièce de résistance.

Aerostat

Aerostat

Page Stephenson worked with Intel, Xact Trax and the OMPA to create a retrievable balloon camera rig that takes breathtaking footage up to the edge of space. A parachute helps it survive the landing.

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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.

Auroras from Space

Auroras from Space

An extraordinary view of the Northern and Southern Auroras captured from the ISS as it orbits the globe, making Earth look like some far-off alien planet. Another awesome clip here.

Orbiting Earth Time-Lapse

Orbiting Earth Time-Lapse

This time-lapse taken from the front of the International Space Station gives us a quick glimpse into what flying over the planet would be like. Full screen and HD are a must for this ride.

Strelka the Space Dog

Strelka the Space Dog

This adorable print is an homage to Strelka (“Little Arrow”), one of the animals sent into space by the Russians in 1960. Strelka and her partner Belka were the first ones to survive orbital flight.

Tempest Milky Way

Tempest Milky Way

The talented – and very diligent – Randy Halverson is back with another unbelievably amazing time lapse of the night sky, this time with bonus shots of storm clouds and lightning. Pictures here.

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.

Sagan Series 6: End of an Era

Sagan Series 6: End of an Era

A loving tribute to NASA, the end of the Shuttle program and decades of space exploration, set to the words of Carl Sagan, along with incredible, moving imagery from Earth and beyond.

Bloon Near-Spaceship

Bloon Near-Spaceship

Thought up by Zero2Infinity, the helium filled Bloon Balloon plans on providing relatively cheap cruises of the upper stratosphere in a specially crafted pod that can be launched from anywhere on the planet.

Glow in the Dark Star Map

Glow in the Dark Star Map

Scott Benson’s beautiful illustrated constellation map of the northern hemisphere is also a glow in the dark screenprint. It was inspired by the Nat Geo star chart he had in his bedroom as a child.

Space Miami

Space Miami

In 1963, Aerojet-General built a rocket factory in the middle of the Everglades. They even made an Apollo rocket and fired it, but never won the NASA bid, and it now sits abandoned, rocket and all.

Year of the Moon

Year of the Moon

While we wish this were a time-lapse of the actual moon, we’re still mesmerized by this silent animation of the moon going through a full year of phases. Best served with a side of Philip Glass.

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Space Invader Chair

Space Invader Chair

The folks at Dorothy came up with this prototype foam chair based on the original Space Invaders arcade game, sure to make all the time we spend pretending to save the world a little more comfy.

Gagarin Flying Tourbillon Watch

Gagarin Flying Tourbillon Watch

Bernhard Lederer’s Gagarin Tourbillon celebrates Yuri Gagarin’s historic space flight; it has a minute long flying tourbillon that rotates counterclockwise in 108 minutes, the time it took to orbit the earth.

First Orbit

First Orbit

Christopher Riley collaborated with the ESA and the ISS to recreate and trace the path of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space 50 years ago, on April 12, 1961. Download it here.

Space Shuttle: New Views

Space Shuttle: New Views

We’ve seen plenty of Space Shuttle takeoffs over the years, but NASA’s solid rocket booster cameras show us amazing new perspectives we’ve never seen before. View the full 29-minute version here.

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.

Spacesuit On Fire

Spacesuit On Fire

This extraordinary image by Jack Crossing, of a dude in a fiery spacesuit at Radio City Music Hall, was a concept for a band who decided not to go with it. The only thing we can say to that is huh?

Scale

Scale

Ever wondered just how big other planets are? Take a minute out of your day to watch Brad Goodspeed’s short video, which gives us a sense of scale by placing planets into orbit around Earth.

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Love (Trailer)

Love (Trailer)

Angels & Airwaves’ Tom DeLonge (formerly of Blink 182) produced and created the music for William Eubank’s Love, a film about an astronaut who becomes stranded out in orbit, alone.

Zero-Gravity Cats

Zero-Gravity Cats

While cats are supposed to land on their feet, that saying was written with the assumption that there is gravity present. The rule doesn’t quite apply when kitty is floating in space.

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.

Android in Space

Android in Space

Google’s world domination has made its way into space. They recently launched Android figurines, Nexus S phones, and GoPro HD cameras to 100,000 feet to capture data (and this cool video).

Honeymoon In Space

Honeymoon In Space

Yelken Octuri is trying to make it possible for us to experience weightless sex with his Honeymoon space shuttle concept, which will allow 5 couples a 48 hour private experience in zero gravity.

Homemade Spacecraft

Homemade Spacecraft

Luke Geissbuhler and his family attached an HD camera to a weather balloon and sent it skywards. On its 100,000-foot odyssey, it captured some incredible footage and landed safely back on Earth.

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