Articles tagged "space"

21 spectacular photos from Saturn: A photographic ode to Cassini

Earlier today, NASA's Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn's atmosphere, ending a 20 year long mission. Here are 21 of our favorite photographs captured by this incredible machine and its makers.

Japan's space agency has an adorable ball-shaped camera drone on the ISS

Japan's space agency has released an adorable floating drone ball on the International Space Station, and for the first time ever we get to see what's it's been recording.

This is the first ever permanent photography exhibition in space

Duggal Visual Solutions teamed with Dubai-based photographer Dr. Hersh Chadha to create the first-ever permanent photography exhibition in space.

Astronaut Tim Peake's incredible photos of Earth from the ISS

F8 and be there indeed.

Video: first person view of a spacewalk, shot by an action cam
Photos capture political boundaries from space

We usually imagine the view of Earth from space as being free of visible political boundaries. But that's not always the case. TIME shows us some photos that prove otherwise.

SmugMug Films celebrates Nikon's role in space exploration with cool video

To help Nikon celebrate its 100th anniversary, SmugMug films produced a spectacular time-lapse video using photos taken by Nikon cameras in space.

Studying high-res satellite images on your lunch break can help uncover new archaeology sites

GlobalXplorer is an online program that puts ordinary citizens to work identifying new archaeological sites by looking at satellite images – no PhD required. Read more

This 4K video tour of the International Space Station is probably as close as you'll get to being an astronaut

NASA has released an 18-minute 4K video featuring a fly-through of the International Space Station. See video

4K from Space: ISS astronauts shoot 3D movie of planet Earth

Astronauts based on the International Space Station have been working as movie makers to help create a 3D film featuring the planet Earth as viewed from space. A Beautiful Planet was shot in 4K using Canon’s Cinema EOS camera system, and will be shown in IMAX theaters from the end of the month. Read more

Ready for takeoff: GoPro records rocket trip into space

UP Aerospace Inc. recently launched a rocket carrying a GoPro into space – for science mostly, but also because footage from space is really darn cool. See video

1991 Nikon-Kodak hack was first DSLR in space

What was the first digital camera in space? It turns out in 1991 NASA sent a modified Nikon F3 with small Kodak CCD sensor and external processing unit on a shuttle mission. Called the Hawkeye II, this system used a RS-232 serial port to connect to its external gear. Kodak would use this platform as the basis for the DCS system, the first commercially available digital camera. Learn more

In Photos: Olympic torch to make first-ever spacewalk

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying an unlit Olympic torch and three astronauts blasted off to the International Space Station on Thursday ahead of the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. On Saturday the ISS crew will take the torch made for the Sochi games on a historic spacewalk. NASA photographer Bill Ingalls was there to document the launch. See gallery

30 years after rollout, take a tour of Space Shuttle Discovery's flightdeck

Space Shuttle Discovery was rolled out from the factory thirty years ago this month, and in an operational career spanning 39 missions, she spent 365 days in space and travelled almost 150 million miles. Discovery can currently be found on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Virginia but if you're curious about what it looks like inside, click through for a 360-degree interactive panorama of the flight-deck of the most travelled shuttle ever to fly. 

Cassini spacecraft takes spectacular pictures of Saturn (oh, and Earth)

Last Friday, while orbiting Saturn, the Cassini spacecraft turned its camera lens on earth from almost a billion miles away. NASA has released the images, which show not only Saturn and its rings, but also the Earth in the (very far) distance. The original 'raw' images taken by the spacecraft are grayscale, but astronomy enthusiast Valerie Klavans has converted some of them and added color. The results look pretty spectacular. Check them out after the link.

Chris Hadfield posts stunning views of earth's landmarks from space.