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 KÃ¶nig is truly the piÃ¨ce de rÃ©sistance.
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.
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.“
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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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